Taking a few minutes to walk the perimeter of your home could have a huge pay off for you. Household pests such as spiders, wasps, mice, snakes, and ants can exploit even the smallest of openings to find their way inside.
Recently, while inspecting a home here in Houston, we discovered an unprotected water heater and washing machine drain line. In this particular home, the water heater is in the attic, and the laundry room is on the second floor. In both cases, both the water heater and the washing machine sit in a shallow drain pan. This is by design and provides a place to catch and drain any water leaks. These pans drain outside as shown above. So not only can pests access the open end of the drain lines, in this case, there is a larger area in the wall large enough for mice. It looks like this drain line flange lost to a weed eater and has broken away. Our product, The Dauber Stopper™, is a perfect solution for protecting these drain lines and keeping pests out, while still allowing proper drain flow. To get your Dauber Stopper, please visit thedauberstopper.com