Plumbing Safety

A Helpful Plumbing Safety Guide.

Safety Information

Do not attempt to adjust, test or make a repair if you do not have the basic repair skills or if you do not fully understand the directions provided in this web site. Furthermore, if your appliance, device, project, object of repair or its components differ from those described, you should not attempt the repair based upon the provided instructions. If the manufacturer’s instructions differ from ours, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Always wear eye protection and protective clothing or gear, as directed by a service manual or an install guide. When making do it yourself adjustments on your home or business’ plumbing system there is more to think about, than just turning the tap or tightening the pipe. What you don’t know about plumbing, fixtures, and water, can hurt you.

* Electric Shock can cause injury or death: Never assume the electricity is off. Before servicing anything that has an electrical device, disconnect it from its electrical source either by unplugging the appliance or turning off the power at the breaker or fuse box. Mark the service panel with a note so that no one will restore power while you are working. After turning off the power to the circuit, test the circuit to be certain that there is no power. Some devices can store a hazardous electrical charge even when disconnected from an electrical source, always discharge these devices before attempting service. If you are unfamiliar with a device or its components, consult with a professional before attempting service.

When working with electrical equipment wear rubber-soled shoes, avoid damp locations and hold all tools by their insulated handles. Never touch conductive surfaces such as pipes or metal bracing. Use a non-conductive fiberglass ladder when working with electricity. Avoid shorting electrical circuits.

Serious injury can result from sharp edges. When reaching into a service area, cabinet or housing there may be sharp edges. Use caution when reaching into something.

Always practice proper and reasonable safeguards as well as those suggested by the manufacturer of the devices and tools you use.

Caution about Do-It-Yourself Plumbing:

Putting up a couple of shelves is one thing, but trying to do-it-yourself on your plumbing system can not only be dangerous and expensive, but could also drop you in hot water with the law! Many people are happy to do minor jobs like changing a leaky faucet but for anything else you are best to leave it in the hands of the professionals. If you do not know 100% what you are doing, do-it-yourself interference with plumbing systems can result in serious damage, expensive repair bills and potential health hazards.

The do-it-yourself householder is subject to the same regulations and controls as the professional plumber and everything connected to water supply has to comply with statutory requirements. Minimum standards for sanitary plumbing and drainage installations are laid down by law in the interest of public health and safety. Noncompliance can lead to prosecution and the possible imposition of substantial fines.

Cleanliness

While we place great emphasis on comfort and luxury in the modern bath and kitchen settings it should be remembered that the most basic function of a bathroom or a kitchen is cleanliness, hygiene, and sanitation. We stress this to our children and teach them to wash their hands before meals, but all too frequently, homes are designed without convenient washing stations.

It seems today that the primary waste disposal area and the main sanitation work area are often one and the same, when you prepare food and clean your hands and such in the same place. Does your family have to wash their hands in the kitchen sink where your food is usually being prepared? Think about that and remember that cleanliness does matter.

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