Plumbing & Water Safety

  • Have plumbing checked for proper water pressure, pipe condition and if any signs of leaks are present
  • Always have a professional inspect any plumbing problems that arise
  • Install pressure devices to shower or faucets for recommended water flow and temperature control to prevent burns
  • Cover hot water pipes and hot water heater for energy conservation and safety; check with a professional for proper material to cover pipes where needed and hot water tanks safely.
  • Have a thermometer to check water temperature and adjust your hot water heater to 120degrees fahrenheit or below which is on most just below medium setting(check owner’s manual)
  • Avoid burn injuries during cooking by placing pot handles to the back of the stove.  Avoid burn injuries to children by never carrying anything hot while holding a child. 
  • Check for leaks at all pipes and at shut off valves
  • Check for proper water pressure that should be done by a professional
  • Basement and crawl spaces should be monitored for water leaks; pull back insulation to check

Never pour grease down your sink or other pipe in your home; never pour a chemical down your pipes unless a plumber or other professional has informed you that no harm will happen to your pipes. Read all disposal instructions on your chemicals.

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