Pets and Plumbing | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

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Pets and Plumbing | Billy the Sunshine Plumber

If your pet causes a plumbing problem, it’s time to call the plumbing pros at Billy the Sunshine Plumber for help.

Kittens, puppies, cats, dogs, bunnies and so-called pocket pets (gerbils, etc.) are wonderful. They’re great company and add a lot of fun to your home and family. In fact, you’re planning to go to the Tampa Bay Regional Mega Pet Adoption event today to check out the critters that are up for adoption.

We hope you find a great new family member. But, be sure your home is ready for the newcomer. Have the right food, treats and toys ready. And made sure a curious puppy or kitten can’t hurt itself by getting into cabinets or other places there might be poisonous or otherwise dangerous objects. And, be sure your plumbing is ready. That’s right, sometimes pets and plumbing don’t get along well. But nearsay.com has these suggestions to help the two get along:

  • Use traps in your drains to catch pet hair (as well as human hair) to help prevent clogs in bathtubs, sinks, and showers – wherever you might bathe your pet or wherever your pet chooses to hang out.
  • Fix leaks: “Many cats are drawn to dripping faucets. Unfortunately, as they drink the water, they’ll also be lapping up any soaps and cleaners you use on your sink. Fix the drip to remove the temptation and protect their health.”
  • Watch digging dogs: “Your water and sewer pipes are often buried just under the surface, and an enthusiastic dog can damage them. By monitoring any digging your dog does, you can avoid having to call a plumber for emergency repairs.”
  • DON’T flush kitty litter: “Cat litter is designed to be extremely absorbent. When it is in water, it continues to soak up liquid and expand. This will clog your toilet, pipes, and possibly septic system, so even if your litter says it’s flushable, throw it away instead.”

If your pet does happen to cause a plumbing problem – or if you want a plumber to to preventive maintenance on your drains and pipes – it’s time to find a Tampa Bay plumbing pro like the trusted plumbing experts at Billy the Sunshine Plumber. Billy Sunshine is locally owned and provides fast service 24/7/365. Billy is always here for you even on holidays. When you need a plumber in Pinellas, Pasco, Hernando, or Citrus county, call Billy the Sunshine Plumber.

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