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Pet Owners Guide to Healthy Plumbing

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​Pet Owners: 3 Plumbing Tips to Keep Cat and Dog Hair out of Drains and Pipes

There is nothing like having the companionship of a pet in your Fort Lauderdale home. It doesn't matter if you are a dog or a cat person, a pet can really warm your heart and put a smile on your face, no matter the mood. But what should you do about all of the pet hair? Sure, you can vacuum it up and do what you can to keep it off the furniture, but what happens when you give them a bath?

You don't want to constantly give us a call to fix your drains and unclog it. There are a few different ways you can prevent pet hair from clogging the drains. Of course, if you find your drains are still clogged or you are running into other plumbing problems, be sure to give us a call. We can correct any issue you are having.

Groom Your Pets

Proper grooming cuts down on the amount of hair your bathtub sees while washing your pet. Some dogs need brushing almost once a day. Beyond this, make sure to take your dog in for a professional groomer. There are areas of hair you might just not be able to remove from your pet. The less hair in your bathtub, the better off you're going to be.

Hair Catcher

These are pretty inexpensive plastic objects you can purchase at your grocery store. Essentially it is a plastic and rubber strainer you place over the drain in your tub. It allows water to pass through but it collects the majority of the hair. No matter how well groomed your pet is hair is still going to come off during a bath. Why hair catcher is an inexpensive option you should take advantage of and can really help you save money in the log run.

Hair Cuts

Some pets such as poodles have continually growing hair. Other pets might have the same length of hair throughout the year but that doesn't mean you shouldn't go in for a trimming. Many pets have longer hair around the paws and legs which end up down the drain. By going in for a haircut it not only reduces the amount of hair that goes down the drain but it also improves your pet's traction. Long hair around the feet cover your pet's pads which can cause slipping, matting and other problems.

By following these three tips, you can avoid clogging your Fort Lauderdale home's drains with pet hair.

Don't let your fluffy pup clog up your drain! If you need drain cleaning in your Fort Lauderdale, FL home call C&D Plumbing Inc. at (954) 758-8169 today!