Plumbing Safety

Everybody knows that plumbers have a very important job. The plumbing that runs through a house is an intricate system of pipes that serves two purposes:
1.It separates you from things that you don’t want in your house (sewer).
2.It brings in a natural resource that we need (water).
It is also no secret that plumbers oftentimes work in potentially hazardous environments, around all sorts of harmful substances like: natural gas, solvents, adhesives, asbestos, sulfur dioxide, mold, solder, around open flames, lead and combustible materials, are exposed to biohazards like raw sewage, and have the possibility to be exposed to toxic animal droppings that can cause sickness and disease to a plumber. If that’s not enough, they also have to put themselves into all sorts of awkward positions, bend and kneel all day while working in confined spaces, and to top it off, plumbers usually have to do all of this on their own.  This is why if you’re going to attempt any do-it-yourself plumbing or repair in your home, following proper safety guidelines is an absolute must.
Wear a mask when using a grinder
Use your saftey guard on your power tools
Know plumbing codes and laws 
Protect your hands with gloves
Be cautious and consciousness at all times
Read all labels
Work impaired (e.g. tired, ill, under the influence)
Improperly use tools or chemicals
Ignore building and safety codes
Carry tools in your pocket, especially sharp ones
Ignore the smell of natural or sewer gas
Staying within the realm of safety can save you from sickness, your home from disaster and more costly repairs, and keep you and your family out of harms way. If for any reason you feel that what you’ve started can’t be finished by you, and you are in way over your head, never be afraid to call a plumber for help.  Here at Blackjade Plumbing we use only quality material from reputable plumbing suppliers.
If you are located in the Gold Coast area and require any plumbing assistance, contact us here any time through our website, Blackjade Plumbing Services, or call us on 0421 667 087. Our fast, professional, and friendly team will bend over backwards to help you with all of your plumbing needs.

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