Plumbing is a high risk job. It involves interaction with tools and waste. Commercial plumbing and industrial plumbing involves the use of dangerous chemicals, sophisticated gadgets and dangerous tasks such as climbing on top of buildings or down deep drains and septic tanks. It is therefore of paramount importance that a plumber Boston professional and anyone doing their home plumbing to strictly adhere to the following standard safety rules.
Have the Right Protective Gear.
Plumbers may need to venture into deep drains. Also, anyone carrying out domestic drain cleaning must have rubber gloves and if necessary a face mask, latex overall and heavy duty closed foot ware. Some chemicals such as caustic soda used in drain cleaning produce fumes. These fumes can be hazardous to your eyes. If inhaled, they are dangerous to the respiratory tract. They could cause chemical burns in the lungs or trigger allergic reactions. They could also cause lacerations and burns to the skin. Ensure you are well protected in case you are required to use such chemicals. Also, waste water in sewers, septic tanks and industrial sewers contain bacteria and every other disease causing compounds. Their content can be corrosive. Some may contain cyanide, mercury, radioactive material, and casein-genic compounds. Direct contact with such matter can be instantly disastrous. A plumber Boston specialist must therefore have the correct protective gear before they start working your commercial or domestic drains.
Shut off Water, Gas, and Electrical Supply.
Before any inspection is done in your plumbing system, the water supply must be shut off to allow proper working. The gas supply must first be inspected and its supply shut off. Consider that if any welding is going to take place, the gas cannot be on. It may cause damages and even death. If the gas line has a leakage any whiff of electricity or sparks from welding could lead to a catastrophic explosion. The electrical supply must also be cut off. Assess the extent of the overflow from leakages before turning the electricity back on for welding or soldering. It would be disastrous if the overflow from the leakage gets into contact with live wires or electrical appliances.
Dry the Work Area Where Applicable.
Working in a wet area in the case of leakage can be dangerous. Accidents are likely to occur. In addition, if any electrical appliance is required, a plumber Boston expert or any other by-stander is likely to be at risk of electrocution
Correct Equipment Use
Plumbers are required to use the appropriate equipment for the right purpose. Use the augers, different kinds of pliers, wrenches and other equipment for the purposes they are meant for. Using the right equipment ensures that the work is done correctly, and in the shortest time possible. It is also advisable to stick to the hygiene code. A professional plumber should not use the same plunger for a toilet and a kitchen sink.
Correct Chemical Use.
When using chemicals for drain cleaning, a plumber Winchester MA agent must be careful to read, and follow the manufacturers’ instructions. A plumber or drain cleaning expert must avoid mixing chemicals. They should also asses the parts being cleaned to ascertain that the right cleaning agent is used for the suitable material. They must also make sure that if the chemicals are too harsh, they must be washed down by water or a neutralizer to avoid harming the users through splatters after the job is done.
After all the tasks are done, it is required that a plumber checks, if their efforts have been fruitful. They should run all faucets to check for water quality after a tank cleaning job. They should check the water pressure and temperature. They should test the drains after a drain cleaning exercises to see if a clog is persistent and may warrant further investigation. Gas pipes should be checked for leakage and consistence in pressure. If anything is out of order, they should investigate further, to solve the problem.
Plumbers are also known as sanitary workers. After all work has been done, tested and ascertained to be a success, a sanitary worker must sanitize their work stations. Fixtures must be washes and sanitized, all wet areas must be dried, drains sieves must be cleaned and the debris from unclogged drains cleared.
In conclusion, the above standard operating procedures only work to protect both the plumber and the users of a building. If your plumber Boston service provider neglects these procedures, they are setting you up for grave damages.