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Dogs & Your Drains

Dogs & Your Drains

Your dog needs a bath at least once every two months. That’s a lot of potential clogs. Oil deposits from soap and hair are the leading cause of most home plumbing clogs. And, the same goes for fur. When fur is trapped in your drain, additional layers of soapy residue will accumulate, creating an even bigger blockage. So, how do you keep fur from going down your drains, especially in the spring when your canine family members shed the most?

Fortunately, here at Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, & Electric, we have bathing tips that will allow you to shower your dog without clogging your drain!

Dog Drain Maintenance

  • Groom your dog before you bathe them. Brushing your dog will remove excess fur before you bring your pup in the shower—avoiding an abundance of fur from rinsing down your drain.

  • Use a strainer in your tub. It will keep your dog’s hair from sweeping down the drain if more shedding occurs during a shower.

  • If you do notice pooling water or slow drainage where you bathe your dog, contact a professional plumbing service for drain cleaning and clog removal.

With the above tips, you’ll be able to keep your furry friends smelling fresh while simultaneously maintaining an efficient plumbing system! Your drains and your dogs can be in tip-top shape!

For professional plumbing services in East Petersburg, PA, contact Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, and Electrical at (717) 207-9952. We have several years of professional drain cleaning experience, ensuring you get knowledgeable and expert advice and repairs. For more entertaining information about your plumbing, and other home services, check out our blog, here!

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