How to stop your furbaby from clogging up the drains

If you have a furry friend at home, you may be familiar with the challenge of keeping your drains and pipes free of pet hair. Clogged up drains can cause big (and expensive) plumbing problems in your home. Here are some top tips to prevent pet hair from ruining your plumbing and your washing machine.

Groom your pet regularly

Regular grooming of your pet is crucial to minimize shedding and prevent hair from accumulating in your drains and pipes. Brushing your pet’s coat daily will help remove loose hair and reduce the amount of hair your pet sheds during their bath.

Dog getting groomed

Use a drain catcher

Installing a drain catcher in your shower or bathtub can help prevent pet hair from going down the drain. The catcher traps hair and other debris before it can clog up your pipes. It’s essential to clean the catcher regularly to avoid buildup.

Cat sitting in open washing machine

Wash pet bedding separately

Washing pet bedding along with other clothes can cause pet hair to accumulate in your washing machine and eventually clog your pipes. Wash pet bedding separately and empty the washing machine filter regularly to help prevent this from happening.

Dog wash in bucket

Wash outdoors or in a large bucket

If it’s a warm day wash your dog outside in a large bucket or container. Throw the dirty, hairy water over your lawn once the bath is finished to keep the hair out of your drains completely.

Wet dog

Schedule regular plumbing maintenance

Scheduling regular plumbing maintenance with your local plumber can help identify and address any potential clogs or other plumbing issues caused by pet hair. They can also recommend effective solutions to prevent clogs and keep your pipes and drains flowing smoothly.

Preventing clogged drains caused by pet hair requires regular grooming of your pet, using a drain catcher, washing pet bedding separately, using a lint roller, and scheduling regular plumbing maintenance. By following these tips, you can keep your plumbing in good condition and avoid expensive plumbing repairs.