These plumbing safety precautions can help you avoid injury and should be followed when doing any home project or even just checking out a problem.
- Protect your eyes– Wear safety glasses when doing any plumbing work where objects can fly or fall into your eyes…such as snaking a drain, using a drill or working under a sink. Eyes are very sensitive and easily injured so it is always a good practice to protect them.
- Protect your hands- Wear appropriate work gloves to protect your hands. Hands come into contact with many different materials and chemicals when doing plumbing projects, but using gloves is an easy way to prevent injuries. Wearing latex gloves can help protect you from the germs typically found in drain lines.
- Protect your lungs-Use a face mask when necessary to protect your lungs. When your project involves sawing or sanding take the extra precaution of using a disposable face mask to prevent inhalation of dust particles.
- Don’t carry tools in your pocket – Use a tool belt or a tool box to carry sharp or pointed tools around. A sharp tool in your pocket can cause an injury when you least expect it.