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Ways to Pet-Proof Your Plumbing

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Blog Highlights:

  • Animals love to chew everything, including pipes and wires
  • Mud and fur can easily clog the drain in your shower or tub
  • Cleaning supplies can be extremely dangerous for pets (not to mention humans)

If you live in Salt Lake City or Park city, you likely have a pet. In fact, 68 percent of United States households have a pet. Having a pet can be great fun, but it’s also quite a responsibility. It’s important to pet-proof your home for your pet’s safety as well as your own.

Here are some useful tips for making your plumbing pet-proof:

Cover Up Exposed Pipes

Animals love to chew everything, including pipes and wires. If a pet bites through a pipe that leads to a burst or leak it could result in costly repairs. Depending on what the pipe contains it may even hurt your pet. To avoid any mishaps, make sure you cover any exposed pipes and wires, so your pet can’t chew on them.

Make Drinking Water Accessible

We all know that dogs supposedly drink out of toilet bowls, but if they have easy access to their own water bowl or water supply at all times, they typically stay clear of the toilet. Clean your pet’s water bowl regularly and check it daily to make sure they have enough clean drinking water.

Bathe Your Pets Outside

Pets are bound to get dirty. When it comes time to wash them, do it outside, or at least rinse most of the mud and dirt off before brining them into the bathroom to finish the job. Mud and fur can easily clog the drain in your shower or tub. Pre-rinsing them outside can save you a lot of trouble in the future.

Store Cleaning Chemicals Safely

Cleaning supplies can be extremely dangerous for pets (not to mention humans). Make sure you keep your bathroom cleaning supplies and other household cleaning supplies out of reach or tucked away in cabinets. You may even want to consider avoiding chemical drain cleaners as they are definitely poisonous to pets and can even cause damage to your pipes.

Did your pet cause a plumbing problem? Give us a call today – We know what to do!