Safety Equipment for Plumbing

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Knee Pads.The two most common plumbing injuries are sore knees and aching elbows. The first comes from kneeling down on the floor for hours at a time without some form of cushioning. External knee pads have the advantage of fitting over any trousers. On the down side they almost always irritate the back of your knees. They are quite cheap to buy and are available at most DIY outlets.Gardening Pads.These pads have the advantage of being a nice comfortable way of saving your knees, but they are not attached to your knees so you will constantly have to tug them around after you. They are really comfortable and cheap again available at DIY outlets. There is an option of work trousers that have pockets on the knee for foam rubber pads to be fitted, however these are usually used by professional like Crystal Palace Plumbers .Safety Boots.If you do enough DIY plumbing you will, sooner or later drop something quite substantial on you foot! This is painful and can halt your work, save for operating the TV remote. Invest in a pair of steel toe capped boots. There is a massive range and you should be able to find a pair to suit your feet and your pocket. A Crystal Palace Plumber wears safety boots.Dust Mask.If you are going to spend a great length of time in a loftor confined space you definitely need a mask. Fortunately for most plumbing work, a cheap white paper mask is ok but if you are going to spend lots of time in a dusty environment it is recommended to go for the type of mask that has a filter cartridge in them, which is available in a rechargeable form.Note: Standard masks will not protect against asbestos as the fibres are so small that they will pass straight through the filter. If you suspect that there is any asbestos in your home consult an expert,

April 8, 2014

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