June is National Safety Month, and while there are many ways of practicing safety in your daily life – it’s important to keep yourself and your home safe. Now is a great time to keep in mind ways to stay safe from indoor air pollution and how to come out injury free in your next DIY home repair project.
Keep indoor air quality up to par by:
- Change air filters regularly and be sure to vacuum coils on your AC, refrigerator, and other appliances to reduce contaminants and keep them running efficiently.
- Ensure all air vents, interior and exterior are dust and debris free.
- Have a Patterson Plumbing & Heating professional asses your air quality needs. We’ll give your air duct system a full inspection to determine the level of contamination and follow a precise process for maximum cleaning results.
- Make sure smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are unobstructed and that their batteries are fully charged and working properly.
Keep your plumbing in tip-top shape by:
- Checking your pipes for leaks or bulges. A small leak can turn into a costly problem, and be threatening to your home.
- Prior to starting any repair, make sure to always know where your water supply shutoffs are located; including the main water shut off, toilet, and sink valves.
- If your plumbing repair is near an electrical source, make sure you turn off the power to that source so you avoid getting electrocuted.
- You should always be careful when working with pipes that could steam or have scalding hot water. Make sure you wear eye/face shields and insulated gloves.
Finally, some jobs should be left to the professionals. While you may be perfectly fine to handle regular maintenance tasks, larger projects can be done by one of our experts here at Patterson Plumbing & Heating to ensure it is done quickly and correctly, the first time.