Plumbing Hazards

plumbing hazardsEvery occupation has its hazards. For welders there is the chance of metal shavings in the eye. For contractors there is the risk of falling tools and stubbed toes. Even the chef must be prepared for burns. For plumbers, there are also hazards. Luckily, there are ways to be prepared for and prevent the hazards from becoming life affecting.

Plumbing Hazards

Lead poisoning

The number one concern for plumbers is exposure to toxic and hazardous substances. Lead is found in many solders and alloys that are used on pipes. It is completely odorless and lead poisoning does not strike all at once, but will instead build up over time. Once lead builds up in the blood stream the symptoms will manifest as vomiting, headaches, memory loss, constipation, and more. To prevent exposure to lead, always where masks and other protective gear and wash your hands after working around parts that may contain lead. Continue reading

Best Places Plumbers

Best Places PlumbersThe invention of indoor plumbing was perhaps the most astounding discovery since fire. It is nearly impossible, in our modern age, to imagine what our lives would be like without the ability to take a shower or flush a toilet. When a sink won’t drain it is more than just a hiccup in the day.

Best Places Plumbers

Being a plumber is not a glamorous career, but it is so important to society. Even small towns need to have someone in the town who can fix a drain. In bigger cities, this involves knowing workings of the single toilet and the multiple bathroom apartment complexes. Sometimes it is just a matter of a hairball needing to be cleared away and other times a busted pipe will require more steps to be fixed. So what are the best places plumbers? Continue reading