Are you looking for ways to keep your home safe and not have to call your local plumbing repair company for dog related plumbing repairs. You can use the information in this blog post to learn how to keep your plumbing pet-proof. If you’re serious about keeping your pups safe and your home in good condition, then read on. You’ll be glad that you did.
Is it safe to let my dog drink out of the toilet?
If you put disinfectant tablets in the tank of your toilet or use bleach or other strong cleaners on your toilets, then it’s not safe for your dog to drink out of the toilet. If you want to keep your dog from drinking out of your toilet then here are a few things to do on a daily basis:
- Always keep your bathroom door shut.
- Always keep your toilet seat down.
- Always have plenty of fresh water available.
The main reason your dog would drink out of the toilet is have they have no other source of water. So, if you keep water available for your dog, they won’t be tempted to drink out of the toilet.
Is it good for my plumbing to flush kitty litter down the toilet?
No, it is not. Flushing cat litter down the toilet is never a good idea, especially if it’s clay based. In fact, if you flush anything that’s clay based down your toilet you can pretty guarantee that your plumbing will be clogged after that. Even if the kitty litter isn’t clay based and it says flushable on the package, don’t flush it. Your pipes will clog if you do that.
Should I leave any pipes exposed in my home?
No, you shouldn’t. If your dog is home alone, there’s a good chance he or she will bite into it. If that happens, it will be a very expensive fix. Take the time to cover and protect and exposed plumbing in or outside of home.