If you regularly bathe any furry family members at home in a sink or bathtub, there is a good chance that eventually their fur could cause a clogged drain. Fortunately, you do not need to panic, even if you are intimidated by the idea of removing pipes. That is because the following information will allow you to make the best choices when you are concerned about clogged drains, so that your clean and hygienic sink or tub can maintain its expected appearance and use.
Minimize Clogged Drains
Since it only makes sense that your clogged drains are an obvious result of the cleaned fur falling off in the sink or tub, it is important to take the necessary steps to minimize that excess fur. For instance, you should remember to thoroughly brush your fur-baby before they get under the water, as some hair will be lost by doing so.
In addition, it will also be useful to insert a cover within the drain. If you do this each time that you bathe your pet, you will stop much of that fur from going down the drain and you may never have a clogged drain from your pet's hair again.
Know What You Safely Do When The Clog Has Already Occurred
If you need your drains to be cleaned, it will first be necessary to understand that there are a variety of cleaning products that you should never plan to use around your pet, without the specific advice of your veterinarian. Some of those products will often contain chemicals like Sodium hydroxide, which has been linked with injuries. You may instead want to consider using a biological drain cleaner. They are unique and frequently safer because they contain enzymes and bacteria that work to break down the ingredients in the clog.
If you used a biological drain cleaner and the clog is still a problem, you can use a solution made of white vinegar and baking soda. First, pour one half cup of baking soda down the drain, followed quickly by one half cup of vinegar. Wait about 15-20 minutes and then encourage the solution to rinse out by pouring six to eight cups of water down the drain. If the problem still persists and you prefer not to access any pipes to further identify the problem area, it could be time to call a professional plumber, as he or she will have stronger methods for drain cleaning than you do and the knowledge for using them safety.
In conclusion, a clogged drain can be both inconvenient and unhygienic, so it is a good idea to address the problem as soon as you can. As part of doing so, it is a good idea to be aware of the important information listed above about preventing and safely treating clogs.Share
6 August 2016
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