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Plumbing, HVAC Systems, and Home Safety

Stay Safe While Working on Your Home

It is no secret that plumbing and HVAC work can be hazardous.These systems are often the source of many home accidents. Many homeowners do not understand the dangers of working on these systems in certain conditions. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the hazards associated with plumbing and HVAC systems and how you can stay safe while working on them.

Electrical Safety

One of the hazards associated with HVAC and plumbing systems is the potential for electrocution. This is especially true if you are working on these systems in wet or damp conditions. Always make sure that you disconnect all power sources before beginning any work on your HVAC.

Slips & Falls

Another hazard to be aware of when working on plumbing and HVAC systems is the risk of falls. This is often due to slippery conditions or uneven surfaces. Always take caution when working on these systems and work with a partner.

Harmful Materials

When working on your plumbing system, you will likely come into contact with hazardous waste. The same goes for your HVAC unit. These systems are typically filled with dust, debris, and mold.

Wear protective gear including eyewear, a mask, and gloves to protect yourself from these materials.

Work Safely

When working on any part of your home, dangerous elements and tools are often involved. Before working on your HVAC or plumbing system, be sure to do plenty of research. If you are not entirely confident in your ability to safely execute a repair, stop what you are doing and call a professional instead.

If you are ready to call a professional, AWS Plumbing, Heating & Cooling is here to help! Give us a call at (516) 217-2196 for all your plumbing and HVAC needs.