While there is no guaranteed way to avoid trouble when tackling a plumbing project, here are some safety tips to consider:
- Protect your eyes at all times. You never know what could go flying when tackling a plumbing project, so make sure you always wear protective eyewear.
- Turn off power and shut off gas lines before starting your project. This may sound like overkill, but it’s one of the best steps you can take from a safety perspective.
- Use the right tools (in the right manner). Using the right tool can be the difference between success and failure. Adding to this, using the wrong tool or the right tool in the wrong manner can lead to a serious injury.
These may not be the only plumbing tips you follow, but they can go a long way in keeping you safe.
If you want to take all the guesswork out of the equation, hire a professional plumber who can complete the job for you. Once the job is done, you’ll look back and realize that this was the best decision you could have made.