Plumbing Tips for Pet Owners

Plumbing Tips for Pet Owners

If you own a pet, you probably don’t need to be reminded that it is our responsibility to maintain order and tranquility in our homes. It is something that you already know as a pet owner. It is not rare to discover that pets have chewed on a piece of furniture or another item of the home or that they have torn a piece of clothing to tears because they have been bored of staying inside for too long. 

It is natural to keep an eye out for such occurrences, and you likely have strategies to avoid them. Have you ever thought about the potential effects of owning a pet on the plumbing in your home?

1.Bathing Time Reminders

Your pet in the tub? Pet hair can clog drains, so use a stopper or filter, especially if your pet sheds a lot. Brushing your pet before bathing them can lessen drain strain. Depending on your pet’s coat, you may remove dirt, grass burrs, and other yard surprises. Wipe off the tub after the bath to remove hair. A pressure-balancing valve can prevent scalding water if someone flushes the toilet while you’re bathing your pet.

2.Pay Attention If Your Pet Enjoys Digging

Sometimes, a water or sewer line may be situated at a depth of fewer than two feet below the ground’s surface. Maintain vigilance and pay attention to what your pet is up to, especially if it is a persistent and forceful dirt excavator. It can punch a hole in a water or sewer pipe, although the likelihood of this happening is not very high. If you remember to follow these instructions, there is a good chance that you, your animals, and your plumbing system will get along just nicely. 

3.Safe Water Pressure

Your pets won’t guarantee they experience the same level of contentment at the same temperature as you. A lot of the time, people who own pets unknowingly give their animals water that is either too hot or too cold. The levels of water pressure are almost always the source of the issue. Either by putting in a balancing valve or by giving the ones you currently have a thorough inspection, you can ensure that your home’s water pressure is safe. Before getting into the bath, you should always perform a temperature test. If you find the temperature uncomfortable, then your pet probably will also.

4.Always Leave Plenty Of Waters For Them

When thirsty, your pet will do anything to find water. Pets may turn on faucets. This could be especially harmful if you’ve transformed a sink into your cat’s bed. If your pet covers the drain and turns on the tap, your home might overflow, or your water bill might skyrocket. Leave fresh water for your pets so they don’t have to search for it. Keep bathroom doors closed when you’re away.

5.Guard Pipes That Are Exposed

If you notice exposed pipes in your home, you should ensure that your pets can’t get to them. You may prevent furniture from becoming a scratching post or a chew toy for your cat by blocking access to it with everyday household items. Both your pipes and your animals will be safe from this.

Don’t worry if something unexpected happens; our skilled plumbing specialists at Gray Plumbing will manage it. We handle any project, so don’t hesitate to call us at (707) 600-2969 if you need help with your plumbing.