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Plumbing Safety Tips for Homeowners

While you may not be able to perform large repairs to the plumbing system in your home, you at least can complete little jobs that will make things good enough until you can get a professional plumber into your home to fix whatever it is that has gone wrong. However, when it comes to tackling small plumbing jobs, do you think you know how to do so safely? At High 5 Plumbing, we want to make sure that all of our customers are able to easily and safely complete small plumbing jobs in their own homes. Check out the tips below for the very best advice in DIY plumbing safety and more.

Plumbing Safety in Your Home

In order to keep your family safe and your home in good condition, you will want to do a routine safety check around the house. This check is meant to help you identify any potential plumbing issues that are already occurring or could occur in the near future. There are several things you will want to make sure to check around the house such as the current state of your water heater. Make sure that your water heater is set to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. This will ensure that you or anyone else in your family will not be burned should they come in contact with the heater. You should also consider installing scald guard valves in your children’s bathroom to prevent them from burning themselves on shower water that is too hot. Additionally, double check to make sure that all drain cleaners and other cleaning products are not able to be reached by little hands.

You will also want to check around the house for signs of larger plumbing issues. Check for leaks and damaged lateral water lines. If you catch these issues early, it could mean the difference between a quick fix and a costly repair.

How to Complete DIY Plumbing Projects Safely

Since you are not a professional plumber, you are likely not aware of the many safety precautions you should take when you are tackling DIY plumbing projects. Below you can find a safety checklist that may prevent you from being injured when taking care of small plumbing tasks around your home.

  • Make sure to always read warning labels.
  • If you are working near a power source, be sure to turn off the electricity.
  • Always wear protective goggles and earplugs to make sure your eyes and ears are not harmed.
  • Wear a facemask when working in areas that expose your lungs to dust or chemicals.
  • When working with hot water, tools, or chemicals, be sure to always wear gloves.
  • Always know where the shut-off valves are located in case of emergency.

Leave the Hard Stuff to the Professional Plumbers

While you may be able to inspect your home on your own, and fix small things here and there, it’s important that you leave the bigger jobs to the professionals. If you choose to tackle a larger task on your own, you may end up doing more harm than good. High 5 Plumbing in Denver is here to help you make sure all the plumbing in your home is working properly at all times. If you need the assistance of an experiencing plumbing team, be sure to call us today at (720) 330-4868.