Plumbing Tips For Pet Owners

Animals in the home
Pets are a wonderful addition to any home, but if you aren’t careful, they can also be the source of some expensive plumbing repairs. Keep these tips in mind to prevent your cat or dog from damaging your home’s plumbing.


Don’t Flush Cat Litter

There are certain cat litters that say they can be flushed down the toilet. However, even if they say they can, it can damage the pipes. It is better to throw it in the garbage as a precaution.


Keep Pet Hair Out of the Drains

Your furry friend will need a bath from time to time. However, it’s best to do this outside whenever possible. Besides preventing your bathroom from becoming a mess, this also keeps pet hair out of the drains. Shedding fur can quickly clog your plumbing. If your pet spends a lot of time outside, there may be a lot of dirt or mud on them. This muck can mix with the pet hair and create a tough clog.


Be Aware of Outside Plumbing

Dogs love to dig! If your dog is a digger make sure and monitor where they are digging. It’s possible for your dog to dig down to underground plumbing. If they reach the buried pipes in your yard, they could cause some serious damage.


Here at Corken + Company we want to help you keep your house in tip top shape. We hope these tips will help you protect your plumbing and your pets!

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