How to Pet-Proof Your Plumbing

How to Pet-Proof Your Plumbing

If you’re like most people, your pets are members of your family, so you do whatever you can to keep them happy and safe. That being the case, you probably take a few precautions to keep your pooch safe around your home systems — but you should also keep your systems safe from your pet.

When it comes to pet-proofing your plumbing, here are a few steps you should take.

Take Care of the Toilet

You may think it’s funny to see your dog neck-deep in your toilet bowl, but with all the cleaning products you use, your toilet isn’t the safest place for your dog to drink from. Keep your toilet bowl closed so your dog doesn’t have access to it and keep their own bowls full of fresh water so they don't look for a drink elsewhere.

Keep Bathtime Outside

We’re all for keeping your pets clean, but if they’ve been rolling around in the mud, your plumbing is much better off if you give your pets a bath outside. If you wash them off in your bathtub or shower, all the mud, hair, and other grime that will flow down your drain can cause a nasty clog.

Block Off Digging

It’s no secret that some of our pups love pawing up some dirt in the yard. But if they dig too deep, your dog could end up hitting a gas or sewer line. If your dog’s a digger, found out where your sewer lines run under your grass and try to block off that area so your pet can’t reach them.

Toss Litter in the Trash

We’re not sure where the notion of flushing litter down the toilet came from, but doing so can wreak havoc on your plumbing. To avoid clogs, never flush your cat’s used litter — always toss it straight into the trash instead.

For more tips for keeping your home and furry friends safe, make sure you keep up with our blog! And for all of your plumbing needs in Lancaster, PA, give the experts at Lancaster PHCE a call today!

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