A look at how snakes, frogs, and rats travel through a home’s plumbing into the bathroom, and how to keep them out.

Think no living creature could crawl through your home’s plumbing and into your toilet? Convinced it’s just urban legend and fodder for horror movies?

Most people believed that stories about creatures coming out of toilets were just an urban myth. However, thanks to more media coverage dedicated to the topic and big media outlets such as National Geographic focusing more on the issue, the situation has begun to change. Today a quick Google search can provide hundreds of examples of how dangerous this problem can be.
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A typical home has multiple stack pipes running from the sewer through the roof that vent sewer gases. These connect to the home’s drain system which empties water used by the dishwasher, in showers and when flushing toilets. But for much of the time, the pipes remain dry. A creature on the roof, say a squirrel, or a rat in a sewer — more prevalent in older, larger, cavernous systems — can scamper up or down the pipe.

Assuming your youngster hasn’t slipped his amphibious friend into the bowl for a swim, the frog likely swam up the drain pipe. It may have entered the sewer through cracks or breaks in your pipes. Because frogs are amphibians, they have moist skin that can be damaged when it dries out. They seek out moist areas, like your sewer, to keep their skin moist.

Frogs can also enter the drain pipe by falling into the vent pipe to your sewer system. The vent pipe is typically located along the side of your home or on the roof, which makes it within easy reach for tree frogs. According to The Tampa Bay Times, tree frogs often climb trees and drop to the roof because they like to sunbathe and absorb the heat from the shingles on the roof. But, their enjoyment may be short-lived if the sun’s rays get too hot. They may seek relief from the heat and climb into the vent pipe where they plummet into the drain. In an attempt to get free, the frog may swim or climb up your toilet drain and surface in your toilet. 

Every day, more and more people realize how important it is to protect their health from dangerous creatures invading their toilets. However, with many of the tools available on the market being easily breakable, difficult to install and unreliable a lot of people give up and can’t find better alternatives. We do a lot to protect our homes from dangerous and dirty vermin entering through windows, doors, and chimneys and we should stop them from getting into our toilet pipes just as much.
Luckily there are better ways to protect your home and health. Thanks to the newest technology, Totet Safety Valve is designed to protect pipes, toilets and hydraulic systems from unwanted visitors. Totet valve blocks the way for different types of creatures to enter pipes, protecting toilet users and homes. 
Unlike other tools, Totet Safety Valve mixes air and water and cleans the toilet as it flushes. The new design stops all sorts of creatures, such as rats, snakes, spiders and other vermin from entering the house via the toilet.
Contact Us to learn more about Totet Safety Valve.


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