When you love your pets, they become an important part of your family. You treat the little creatures like your brother or your sister or even your child. They’re great companions and you should make sure that you take good care of them.


Just like the rest of the family, your pets may cause a few plumbing challenges – especially, the furry type of pets. This is the reason we want to give you the best tips available, to help you avoid certain plumbing problems that your pets may bring.


Be careful with pet hair and fur. Your furry pets are constantly shedding, even though it may not look like they are. That is especially so when you give your pet a bath in the tub. You need to place a strainer over the drain to keep the fur from going down into your drains. When this stuff gets stuck in your drain it can cause clogs, odors, slow drains and backups to form.


Never flush cat litter. Even though it may say “flushable cat litter”, you should never, ever flush it. Why? When it gets down into your drains and sewers, it does not dissolve and it may add to the likelihood of a flooded basement. The best way to discard of litter is to scoop it up, put it in a bag and throw it away with the trash.


You should know that pets like to chew on stuff. They are inquisitive creatures and they have the tendencies to investigate and chew on exposed pipes and electrical lines. Their naughty little habits can cause major problems in your connections to sump pumps and water softeners. You definitely don’t want your pet to end up finding their way into your sewer or drain pipe and that can lead to their death.


Take care of your pets and your plumbing. We’re those professionals you need to call if you have plumbing problem. We’ve got experienced and affordable plumbers in Ottawa. With just one call, we can help you solve your plumbing needs and offer you emergency plumbing services.