Although your cat might have a big impact on your day-to-day life, you might not think that your furry feline friend will have any kind of impact on your plumbing. However, there are actually a few plumbing tips that you should keep in mind if you are a cat owner.
1. Don't Flush Cat Litter
When you are cleaning out your cat's litter box, it might seem convenient to dispose of the waste and litter in the toilet. However, it is never a good idea to flush cat litter down the toilet. Cat litter can expand and clump when it gets wet. This can cause clogs in your toilet. Instead, dispose of the cat litter in a garbage bag or grocery bag and throw it away.
2. Keep the Lid Closed on Your Toilet
If you are in the habit of leaving the lid open on your toilet, you should think about closing it when it's not in use. As you might already know, cats can often be quite mischievous, and there is always the possibility that your cat might play in your bathroom and knock something into the toilet. This can also cause clogs. Plus, there is also the possibility that your cat could fall in the toilet, which could be very dangerous. Keeping your toilet lid closed is a quick and easy way to prevent issues with your toilet and to keep your cat safe.
3. Be Careful During Bath Time
You probably already know that it is important to be careful when you're giving your cat a bath. After all, you probably don't want to be the victim of wayward claws if your cat panics when you turn the water on. What you might not have thought about, though, is that your plumbing could be impacted when you are giving your cat a bath, too. After all, there is the possibility that cat hair could find its way into the drain and cause clogs. Consider using a drain cover to help catch any hair that might otherwise cause a clog.
As you can see, if you are a cat owner, it is important for you to keep your plumbing in mind. Although a lot of cat owners don't really think about the impact that their cats have on their plumbing, there is always the possibility that a problem could arise. Fortunately, though, following the tips above and any advice that your plumber gives you can help you.
If you have further questions, you can always reach out to a plumbing company such as Assured Plumbing & Heating.