Unexpected Costs Of Pets That Affect Your Pipe Repair Budget
You know your dog is a risk for chewing up your favorite pair of shoes or for leaving an unexpected (and unpleasant) pile on your carpet. But you may not be worried about how your dog can impact your plumbing. After all, the pipes are deep underground or tuck away where you can’t see them behind a wall or under a slab. How would your dog or other pets pose a problem for your plumbing?
The truth is that your pets can have a big impact on your plumbing, either directly or indirectly. If you’re not careful, you could be looking at a big bill for repipe repair in Aliso Viejo. Here are just a few of the ways that your pets can lead to a costly plumbing fiasco:
Clog Your Pipes
If you give your dog or cat a bath, you run the risk of clogging your pipes with pet hair. You may not think that your pet sheds much, but it does. You may not even notice the hair coming off in the bath, but it is steadily running down your drain. Over time, that hair can build up with dirt and soap to create a nasty clog. The clog can put undue pressure on your pipes that eventually leads to damages that require repipe repair in Aliso Viejo.
You can keep the hair out of your drains by washing them outside or taking them to a groomer. If you must wash them inside, put a cover on your drain to catch the hair.
Clog Your Toilets
If you have a cat, you may have been guilty of flushing the litter at some point. Or you may have picked up poop after a pet accident and just put it where you put all poop – in the toilet. However, doing either can actually clog your toilet and cause problems for your septic.
Pet waste does not have the same composition as human waste, and the bacteria in your septic system may have a hard time breaking it down. If you put dog waste in the toilet, it may be too big and clog the toilet. Litter will almost inevitably lead to a clog as it is designed to soak up water, causing it to expand and to clump. Put pet waste in the trash where it belongs and save yourself on repipe repair in Chula Vista.
Dig Up Pipes
Your pipes are not buried as deeply in your yard as you might think. They are only about 12 to 18 inches below ground. That’s not so deep as to keep them away from a dog who might like to dig.
Don’t think that your dog will hit the pipes and move on. Many dogs will find the pipes and either attempt to chew through them or keep digging around them. Your dog can puncture the pipes or loosen their connections, causing serious plumbing damage. Unless you keep your digging dog away from areas where your plumbing is laid, you may have serious repipe repair in your future.
Chew through Pipes
Your dog may be the type that likes to snoop through nooks and “secret” spaces around your house. For instance, your dog may like to nose open cabinets to see what treasures may await inside. If your dog opens the cabinet under any of your sinks, not only may he end up getting sick from the chemicals that are stored there, but he may also chew on the plumbing or knock loose the pipes.
Keep your cabinets locked to protect your dogs and save you a call to a Chula Vista repiping plumber . Buy child locks and put them on the cabinets to keep your pets out.
Taking care of your pets shouldn’t have to mean putting your home in jeopardy. You can create a safe and happy environment for your pets while also protecting your home’s plumbing. Just follow these tips to keep your pipes free of clogs and in health condition. Call a repiping plumber in Chula Vista for fast repipe repair if you have any trouble.
Call Integrity Repipe in California if you are dealing with a nasty clog because of your pets or if your dog has dug up or chewed through a pipe. We offer fast repipe repair to prevent the spread of damage and to keep your plumbing in top condition. We are experts in repiping, and we repipe your whole system if you have aging or chronically failing plumbing. Call us today to schedule a consultation with a repiping plumber.
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