- Have plumbing checked for proper water pressure, pipe condition and if any signs of leaks are present
- Always have a professional inspect any plumbing problems that arise
- Install pressure devices to shower or faucets for recommended water flow and temperature control to prevent burns
- Cover hot water pipes and hot water heater for energy conservation and safety; check with a professional for proper material to cover pipes where needed and hot water tanks safely.
- Have a thermometer to check water temperature and adjust your hot water heater to 120degrees fahrenheit or below which is on most just below medium setting(check owner’s manual)
- Avoid burn injuries during cooking by placing pot handles to the back of the stove. Avoid burn injuries to children by never carrying anything hot while holding a child.
- Check for leaks at all pipes and at shut off valves
- Check for proper water pressure that should be done by a professional
- Basement and crawl spaces should be monitored for water leaks; pull back insulation to check
Never pour grease down your sink or other pipe in your home; never pour a chemical down your pipes unless a plumber or other professional has informed you that no harm will happen to your pipes. Read all disposal instructions on your chemicals.