Safety First – Why You Should Always Hire a Professional

San Rafael

(415) 942-6565

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When it comes to household repairs, it is always important to consider safety first. It is always best to hire a professional when it comes to plumbing, heating, and cooling repairs. You will ensure that the job gets done correctly, save money on future repairs, prevent more damage, and above all else protect the health and safety of you and your loved ones. There are certain health risks associated the plumbing, heating, and cooling repair; hazards that only professionals have been trained to identify and negate. Here’s why you should always hire a professional to put safety first.


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Plumbing, heating, and cooling repair can pose safety concerns from harmful substances. Historically, many building materials were out of different substances that are now known to be hazardous to our health. Lead and asbestos are two very common substances that were once used in construction. Many older homes still have building materials that contain lead and asbestos, particularly in undisturbed areas like attics and crawlspaces. A professional plumber will have the right types of safety equipment and will know how to properly dispose of these harmful substances. Proper remediation and disposal are required when dealing with both lead and asbestos.


Harmful chemical exposure can also pose a threat when it comes to plumbing, heating, and cooling repairs. Some materials may contain solvents and other harsh chemicals that if not treated properly and handled with care, can make you very sick. When it comes to harmful chemicals it is always best to leave the job up to the professionals and put safety first!


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Whenever you have excess moisture, porous surfaces, and the right temperatures, you have the perfect climate for mold overgrowth. While mold is all around us, and in fact most are harmless, the right conditions can make way for toxic mold. Toxic mold, like black mold, can make you very sick. It needs to be handled with care and taken care of right away. A professional will be able to properly identify the issue and remediate the situation, putting safety first!


Plumbing, heating, and cooling fixtures can be located in remote locations of the home. These types of locations are prime spots for rodents and other vermin to gather. This poses a health concern because of the excrement they leave behind. Rodent and vermin fecal matter are known to cause serious health concerns, especially for people with weaker immune systems. It is important to make sure you have the right type of protective gear to prevent sickness from exposure.

Do you have a plumbing, heating, and cooling issue that require immediate attention? Contact John Owens Services today!

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(415) 942-6565
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(707) 452-3464