What a crazy experience it is to have your first home! What’s even better is that you get to share it with someone else. If you’re looking to do some fixer-uppers on your own, here are a few Do’s and Don’ts that’ll help keep you safe while plumbing!
As a new homeowner, it’s important to remember that your safety comes first with whatever task you’re performing. For plumbing, it’s recommended to wear safety glasses to protect your eyes, wear a face mask to protect your lungs, and be sure to wear appropriate work gloves to protect your hands. Exercising caution is a great way to ensure your well-being.
Have A Helper
Having to make decisions on your own can seem like a daunting task. That’s why it’s always a great idea to have an extra set of helping hands! From unclogging your shower drain to fixing the pipe in the kitchen, remember that having a helper is a much easier and safer way to get the job done!
Be Alert While Using Tools
Just like taking your eyes off the road, taking your eyes off a tool for even one second is extremely dangerous. While performing tasks on your own, it’s good to know how to properly use the tools at your disposal. Whether it’s a drill or a wrench, brush up on how to use this equipment accordingly!
It’s easy to get distracted during any situation, but if you’re operating machinery of any kind, you need to know the right way to use it. There’s no room for fooling around when it comes to plumbing. Just so there is no possibility of injury, it’s good to check the conditions of the tools and only use them for their designed purposes.
Ignore Safety Regulations
If there’s a specific instruction that you should be pursuing, follow it! These regulations are set into place for your safety and ignoring them can result in bodily injury. Along with following instructions, if you suspect something is going awry (you smell gas or see sparks) immediately stop what you’re doing and consult a professional!
Work While Impaired
When working with power tools, it’s never a good idea to perform a job if you’re physically impaired or under the influence. Plumbing requires your full attention and any lack thereof can have dangerous consequences. You’re more likely to get hurt if you have a lack of focus or faulty reflexes, so if you need immediate service, the alert professionals at Levine & Sons are always available to help!
DIY projects can be adventurous and fun, but just remember what you should and shouldn’t be doing. With all of the responsibility that comes along with being a new homeowner, being safe and secure is the most important!
If you are interested in learning more about the services that we offer at Levine & Sons, give us a call today at 1-888-LEVINE1.