3 Major Plumbing Hazards!

To some, plumbing may seem as simple as knowing where to turn a wrench. The grim reality is that, like any job, plumbing has its dangers. We admire those who have the self-discipline to take the DIY approach. However, if you think you may be at risk for encountering these three major plumbing hazards, you may be better off giving Tritan a call!

Bacteria & Mold

Technician Removing Mold From WallScience tells us that bacteria and mold thrive in warm, damp locations. Unfortunately, this means that plumbing pipes, drains, and faucets are all hotbeds for hazardous molds. Plumbers come prepared to face these issues, equipping themselves with gloves, long pants/shirts, goggles, and masks. This protective gear keeps our plumbers from coming into contact with molds or bacteria. The average homeowner, however, may not have access to the necessary equipment or even know that they need it! Contact with mold and bacteria can cause damage to the eyes, skin, lungs and more. If your bathroom contains mold or bacteria, you may want to leave the plumbing up to the pros at Tritan.

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Physical Injury

Comfortable angles and positions in plumbing are few and far between. Many an unfortunate homeowner have injured backs, knees, necks, shoulders, and hands in the process of plumbing. Plumbers aren’t entirely immune from these injuries, however they are much more used to stretching and exercising these muscles, decreasing the risk of tears and strains.

Chemical Exposure

Bottles of CloroxKitchens and bathrooms typically have space reserved for cleaners and other chemicals. More often than not, these chemicals are stored amongst the drains and pipes of household plumbing. Without the proper handling and protection, the amateur plumber may be at risk for exposure to these chemicals either on the skin or via respiration. On top of this, older homes often contain a hazardous combination of lead and asbestos which can cause potentially fatal health problems. If you live in an older home, you may want to call Tritan instead of risking it on your own.

If you’re worried about exposure to chemicals, bacteria, mold, or the risk of injury, it may be best to call the friendly and professional staff at Tritan Plumbing instead of taking on these projects by yourself. Tritan offers 24/7 emergency plumbing services and a variety of discounts and coupons on our high quality services. Contact Tritan today to schedule services or maintenance.


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