I heard that washing your dogs in the bathtub is a bad idea because their fur is thicker than hair and will clog your drains. Is that true and how do plumbers wash their pets if they don’t use a bathtub?
This is both true and false.
Fur is, for sure, thicker than hair — yet either one can clog your pipes. The majority of shallow drain clogs are caused by hair and soap clumping in your piping.
If your dog sheds a lot, washing him in the tub will cause quite a bit of fur to go down the drain.
That doesn’t mean you can’t was your pets in the tub though — you just need to take the correct precautions. If your dog rolls around in the mud, he’s going to need a bath. Don’t hold back!
Buying a $5 plastic drain screen can solve the problem for you. Place the drain screen in the drain when you want to give your dog a bath. The screen will catch 100% of the fur, keeping your pipes clog free. Dump the hair out of the screen into the trash, and it’ll be good for next time.
WHAT IF I HAVE BEEN WASHING MY PETS IN THE TUB?
If you suspect you may have clogged your drain, we can inspect your pipes for drain clogs. If you do have a clogged piped, we can take care of it – no mess, no hassle.
We just wouldn’t recommend that you use a chemical drain cleaner. Harsh chemicals often destroy your pipes along with the plumbing clogs they were meant to target. Don’t take the bad situation of a clogged pipe and make it worse.
When you call Benjamin Franklin Plumbing to clear a clogged pipe, we use professional-grade equipment to annihilate drain clogs with no mess and no harmful chemicals.