Simple Ways to Make Your Plumbing Pet-Friendly

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If you have a furry friend in your home, you’ve probably made adjustments to meet their needs and make your living space pet-friendly. However, you shouldn’t overlook your plumbing system as well. Several pet-related plumbing issues exist, from chewed-up pipes to clogged drains caused by pet hair.

Fortunately, A.M. Plumbing & Rooter, your trusted plumber in Temecula, CA, is here to help. Here are some handy tips to pet-proof your plumbing.

1. Keep the Pipes Protected

Dogs, cats, and bunnies have been known to chew through all sorts of items in your home, as well as claw and leave marks behind. This puts your pipes at risk of damage. Even worse, pets chewing the pipes can damage their teeth and gums, putting you in a position where you have to call for plumbing services and take your furry friends to the vet all at once. You can prevent this in the first place by covering your exposed pipes.

2. Close the Toilet Lid

Your pet may spend time in your bathroom drinking out of the toilet, putting their health at risk. For this reason, our plumbing company in Temecula, CA, recommends closing the toilet lid at all times. You may also consider installing a toilet lid lock to guarantee the safety of your pets and kids, giving you peace of mind.

3. Avoid Using Toxic Cleaning Chemicals

If you are dealing with an emergency plumbing issue or are trying to avoid one, avoid relying on harsh drain cleaners, especially if you have pets. Many store-bought cleaners are not only damaging to your plumbing but also harmful to you and your pet’s health. Instead, call a professional to fix your problem and get sound advice on how you can maintain your plumbing without causing a threat to your furry friends.

Whether you need prompt plumbing repairs or preventative maintenance, the experts at A.M. Plumbing & Rooter are always ready to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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