Plumbing Safety Tips For Do-It-Yourself Homeowners
While calling a professional plumber is always the best option, there are instances where homeowners can do a plumbing project on their own. Saving money and saving time is sometimes the driving force behind do-it-yourself projects around the home. That said there are some safety tips that should be considered by every homeowner wishing to do work on their residential plumbing. For example, always shield your eyes when performing any type of plumbing work.
Using proper safety glasses and taking other necessary precautions is one of the best ways to prevent eye injuries. Anytime sawing, drilling, hammering or filing is taking place there is always the risk of something flying into the eyes. Fortunately today safety glasses are incredibly inexpensive and easy to use. Take the time to use safety glasses anytime you work on plumbing or any other type of project around the home. Equally important is to make sure that your hands are covered when working on home plumbing. For example, chemicals from drain cleaners and other types of toxic substances can cause damage to the skin. Never expose unprotected hands when working on plumbing, pipes or other projects.
Typically, latex gloves are an excellent choice as a way to protect the hands from toxic chemicals. As a note, it is best to use Playtex gloves along with regular work gloves as a way to completely protect the hands from chemicals as well as injury. Finally, always choose to work with a partner when doing plumbing repairs at home. Having a second pair of hands and eyes can go a long way in reducing the chances of having an accident. Contact Cardinal Emergency Plumbing & Leak Detection today to learn more about Houston plumbing services with a proven record.