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PLUMBING SAFETY BASICS

PLUMBING SAFETY BASICS | Plumbing Gold Coast | Brisbane | M.J. Walker Plumbing

It’s always recommend that you get a reliable and trained plumber to fix any plumbing issues you have around the house. By hiring a professional plumbing service like MJ Walker Plumbing, you’ll get the job done right every time without worry of disaster or danger. While some plumbing jobs may seem straight forward, it’s easy to run into hot water (danger) if you don’t go about rectifying your plumbing issues the right way.
We do understand that sometimes, with the right skill and know how, you may be able to tackle the smaller do-it-yourself plumbing jobs on your own, but for the inexperienced – it may not be worth the risk. For those of you who don’t really know much about plumbing, but have access to google (google can show you how to do anything can’t it? – No not always!) please be aware, that plumbing is a specialised trade and does have its associated dangers. And remember, not everything you see on the internet is correct or applicable for your situation.
For those of you brave enough to take your chances and attempt to fix your own plumbing issues, we’d like to offer you the following safety tips; and of course we wish you good luck. Remember, if you do find yourself in hot water, you can always give our trusty team a call and we’ll bail you out of trouble in no time.
Time For Action?
So, let’s say you’re not going to call our professional team because you’d rather tackle a minor plumbing issue by yourself. Well, for your own safety and peace of mind, we ask that you please consider the following PLUMBING SAFETY BASICS before commencing any plumbing work at your place.
Regardless of the nature or size of your plumbing job, plumbing safety basics can help you to stay safe and avoid injury or further damage to existing plumbing, and will give you a better chance at successfully fixing your plumbing issues.

  • If In Doubt – Don’t Do It! If that little voice inside your head is telling you this particular plumbing job is out of your league, please listen to the voice. Uncertainty, lack of knowledge or simply winging it is sure to end in disaster. Our professional plumbers will complete your job safely and in a timely manner, leaving you with peace of mind and a guaranteed plumbing service.
  • Capability – This basic tip may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised how many people attempt to fix a serious plumbing issue themselves. It can be extremely dangerous and if you risk coming into contact with human waste, also hazardous to your health. If this situation is applicable to you, we strongly suggest you call in the professionals and we’ll take care of it so you don’t have to.
  • Know How and Equipment Use – When it comes to DIY plumbing, people often improvise and use makeshift tools and equipment. Improvisation is not a great idea when it comes to plumbing. By using the wrong tools for the wrong purpose you can damage existing plumbing, break tools and cause yourself serious injury. So, if you’re not sure which tools to use for your plumbing job, it’s best not to attempt it at all. The same goes for carrying your tools. If you’re using plumbing tools we recommend a tool box, tool belt or other specially designed tool carrier. Accidents often happen when tools are carried on your body, so a tool carrier or tool box can prevent injury.
  • Compliance – Any professional trade has laws, requirements and codes which must be complied with when work is conducted. Plumbing is no exception. If you wish to undergo your own plumbing jobs, it’s up to you to check the laws in your state, territory and check the local building and plumbing codes and laws before starting a plumbing project. Some plumbing projects will require you to get a plumbing permit before commencement. If you’re unsure which laws, requirements and codes apply to you, feel free to call us and we’ll set you on the right track.
  • Research – Find out all you can about your plumbing job before you attempt to undertake the job yourself. Read up on the necessary processes, tools and instructions for tool use, as well as the potential dangers of any machinery, processes or chemicals required for your DIY plumbing.
  • Safety First – Safety gear is just as essential with plumbing jobs as it is in any other trade. If you are attempting a DIY plumbing fix, you’ll need to use appropriate safety gear. Glasses, protective breathing apparatuses such as face mask and appropriate gloves can save you from injury. While this may seem over the top to the untrained individual, plumbing does require the use of tools and equipment and the trade itself poses real risks and hazards.
  • Help – Having another pair of hands on sight means an easier job, an extra pair of eyes and help in an emergency situation. If you can, wait till you have someone to help you when you attempt your DIY plumbing.

So you still want to go ahead with the job yourself? Okay, but remember, if in doubt – MJ Plumbing is just a call away!