Pet Owners: 3 Plumbing Tips to Keep Cat and Dog Hair out of Drains and Pipes
If you are tired of struggling to poke a snake apparatus down the drain of your La Grange home every couple of weeks due to pet hair or pouring harsh chemicals down the drain which make you cough, there are easier measures to take to prevent hair from clogging drains.
A combination of hair and soap scum usually produces drain clogs. Short or long pet hair, you can count on it to blend with soap scum, which collects even more hair. A simple remedy is to buy a hair catcher, costing only a few dollars. Fitting most tubs and sinks, this traps hair and prevents possible clog, providing quick and smoother drainage. This little gizmo is nicely designed to do the job right.
The wonderful outdoors can offer much space to bathe your pet, plus you will not have to stress about hair falling in the drain. Simply be sure that the outside temperature is warm enough so your pet does not chill. Avoid using an outside hose to bathe a cat or dog as the water temperature is usually always too cold. If you cannot find an appropriate size tub, use a child’s pool and fill it up. If bathing a dog, be sure to keep it on a leash, to avoid having it run off.
Baby Wipes For Your Furry Baby
If it is simply too cold outside to bath your dog or cat, you can use a simple baby wipe. Just place it on top of the drain, putting the tub stopper over it. After the bath is completed, hold down the wipe edges to keep it flat, at the same time pull out the tub stopper. Next let the water drain while the hair accumulates in the middle of the wipe. If your dog or cat has lots of hair, you may need to clean up the hair one or two times. After the water has emptied out, lift up the wipe and you will see all of the dog hair on it. Also be sure all the hair is off of the tub by wiping it with dried paper towels.
Also be sure to brush your pet daily, as this drastically reduces shedding. Remember that owning a pet should not be so much additional work. If you employ one or all of these techniques you are sure to prevent hair from spilling inside your La Grange drain.
Don’t let your fluffy pup clog up your drain! If you need drain cleaning in your La Grange, IL home call Allan E Power Plumbing at (708) 352-1670 today!