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The Best Way to Unclog Your Drain of Pet Hair

The Best Way to Unclog Your Drain of Pet Hair

If you have furry pets at home, it’s likely that you’re sick and tired of cleaning clogged drains. While we love our pets, seeing your sinks and tubs refuse to drain water is never a pleasant sight. It only means that it’s time to get down and dirty, unclogging your drains of accumulated pet hair. 

To help save you time and elbow grease, we’ll discuss how drains get clogged, talk about pet hair, and share the most effective way to remove pet hair from clogged drains. 

cat hair clog drain

What Causes Drains to Clog?

Everyone who has pets has to deal with clogged drains — unless they’re one of the lucky ones whose apartments have a dedicated pet-washing station. After weeks, months, or even years of hair washing down our drains, the strands that don’t make it entirely down the pipes accumulate and eventually cause a blockage. Besides hair, other things like dirt, grime, grease, and miscellaneous products can build up and clog drains. 

Where Does All the Hair Come From? 

People who have thick, curly, or long locks of hair will most likely clog their bathtub or shower drain whenever they shed their hair. Studies have found that it is normal for people to lose as much as 100 strands of hair each day. However, this isn’t the only culprit; a bigger problem comes from pets who are regularly washed in the bathtub or sink. 

Many breeds of cats and dogs are infamous for the huge amounts of hair or fur they shed. If you’re able to regularly give your pets a good brushing or take them to get groomed, then you will save yourself from tedious work later on. If you’d prefer to save money and wash your pets yourself, then you can opt to bathe your pet in the backyard using a garden hose if you have the space. 

What’s the Best Way To Remove Pet Hair From Drains? 

For those with no backyard or pet washing station, know that there are various ways to remove pet hair from drains. There are many types of drain cleaners available on the market, with some specially formulated for hair blockages. 

One of the most effective removers for accumulated pet hair is liquid clog removers that are typically made of a combination of lye and bleach with corrosive chemicals or natural enzymes to loosen or dissolve hair clogs. 

You can use a liquid drain cleaner to break apart small hair blocks as they begin to form. They’re the more popular choice for pet owners since they are an affordable option compared to gel drain cleaners. However, because of the ingredients used to make these products, they are unsafe for children and pets, so store them safely out of their reach. 

Try Alpha Bio-Drain for Your Clogs 

Alpha Bio-Drain

For an effective cleaning solution that’s guaranteed to be safe for your pets, try Alpha Bio-Drain, an enzymatic drain cleaner. Its quick-working solution is suitable for all bathroom sinks, shower drains, kitchen sinks, and garbage disposal units. It’s also easy-to-use — just drop two ounces of the liquid directly down the drain and let sit overnight. With Alpha Bio-Drain, there’s no need to purchase clog busters with harsh chemicals when you can keep your drains perfectly clear while safe for you and your loved ones. 

For a completely biodegradable, safe, and organic solution to your clogged drains, try our bio drain treatment today! 

For questions and more information email or call Karen Wells at karen@alphatechpet.com (1-800-222-5537).

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