Drain Maintenance for Pet Owners
Our pets are our family. We love them because of the unconditional love and compassion that they give us that’s close to impossible to get anywhere else. Regardless of the type of pet you own, we can all agree they are some of the greatest companions on earth.
Unfortunately, pets do come with some everyday problems, including issues that they can cause to the plumbing in your home. If you bathe your pet in your shower or bathtub and aren’t currently using a shower drain cleaner, or they like to use the toilet as a water bowl, there are some special precautions you need to take as a pet-loving homeowner.
We don’t know what we’d do without our pets, but we also require working plumbing to live a comfortable life. Similar to the humans in your household, animal hair can wreak havoc on your plumbing system and require the use of a good hair and grease drain opener, so we’ve put together a shortlist of preventive maintenance chores to keep your plumbing system in good working order. Spend more time playing with your pets and less time worrying about your plumbing system!
Prevent Clogs with a Drain Stopper or Strainer
Many pets come with lots of furs, so if you are bathing your furry friends in your bathtub or shower, you may be causing serious clogging issues in the drain. Even if you own a pet that’s a light shedder or doesn’t appear to shed at all, the truth is EVERY pet sheds to some extent. By adding a strainer or stopper to your drain, you can prevent the pet hair clogs and keep your pipes clean. It will also make cleaning your tub or shower easier, freeing up even more time for you to play with your fur baby.
If you haven’t been using a drain stopper or strainer, chances are you already have a clog and require a drain clog remover, or one is forming and you may not even know it. Our PowerPlay Pro-Strength Drain Opener quickly opens drains that have become clogged with things like pet hair, food, soap scum, grease, and other organic matter that comes with owning a pet. Simply pour 16 fl. oz. (1/8 bottle) of the product directly into the drain, allow it to work for 10 minutes then flush with warm water. Repeat steps if necessary.
Need a clog unstopped quicker? Our Powerplay Fast Action Drain Opener works in minutes!
Use Caution When Flushing
It’s very likely that every owner of a cat or a dog has caught their pet drinking out of or playing in the toilet bowl. It may not bother you at all, but it’s unsanitary for your pet, and a disaster waiting to happen to your toilet and pipes. Cats carry litter on their paws, and just like the clumping that happens in the litter box, the litter on their paws will clump inside the toilet when it hits the water, and over time can cause a serious backup in your plumbing system.
It’s best to follow these simple recommendations sooner, rather than later. It’s always better to be proactive to avoid costly plumbing repairs in the future. You should keep a clog drain remover on hand for when backups unexpectedly occur.
We also recommend pouring Washout Build Up Remover down your drains once a month as a monthly maintenance chore. It’s aggressive on pipe buildup and breaks down years of sediment buildup. It’s safe for all pipes and septic systems with 100% natural non-pathogenic bacteria and a safer alternative to harsh chemicals to sustain a healthy plumbing system.
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