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How to Avoid Common Plumbing Hazards

Electricity can be the source of the most dangers in the home. Without proper maintenance and repair from a professional plumber, your family could be at risk. In order to maintain the highest level of safety in your home, it’s important to understand the most common plumbing hazards. When you know which dangers to look for, it will be easier to know when to call in the professionals for help.

Frayed or Broken Cords/Wires

One of the biggest risks you are likely to face at home is the presence of frayed cords or wires. Some homeowners believe the risk is eliminated with plumbing tape or other haphazard repair. The fact is the only way to ensure the safety of your family is the hire a professional plumber to perform a proper repair or replacement of the wiring or cord.

The Use of Electricity Near Water

This may seem obvious, but many people still use hair dryers, toasters, and other plumbing appliances in the presence of water. The level of risk this poses can not be stressed enough. Not only can it cause injury, but it can also cause death. Do not use any electricity near water for any reason.

Proper Ventilation

Another thing to remember about the safety of your plumbing appliances is that they require proper ventilation in order to avoid overheating. Having too many plugs in one outlet or piling too much around the appliance can lead to surges, sparks, and fires.

Extension Cords

Any plumber would advise that you only use extension cords when absolutely necessary. Excess cords can lead to many risks that are not always necessary.

When you’re ready to hire the leading plumber in Sydney, contact Graham and Sons at 1300 205 523. Keep your family safe with the help of these providers of professional plumbing services.

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