Here’s the thing about your plumbing: It doesn’t care, at all, about what’s happening in the world. So the reality that you’re dealing with a global health crisis? It simply doesn’t care. But at LHR Plumbing and Heating, we do. We get that many of you are trying to navigate working from home while also trying to figure out why your kids don’t know what “carry the 1” means. We understand some of you have been laid off—or you’re afraid that news is coming sooner than later. We know you’re worried about your loved ones and their health. Things feel really heavy right now. Please know we’re pulling for you. We wanted to offer some tangible help, so we’ve put together a list of things to think about if you need to hire a plumber in the coming weeks. We know it’s no fun to imagine dealing with a burst pipe or sewer back-up right now—but we want you to feel prepared if something happens.
4 Ways to Vet a Manchester Plumber During COVID-19Obviously, bringing a stranger into your home during a global pandemic isn’t ideal. But if you suspect (or you’re certain) you have trouble brewing, don’t hesitate to call in a professional Manchester plumber. But first, be sure to vet your options.
#1 Ask what additional precautions they’re taking due to coronavirus.Good plumbers are serious about cleanliness. But now, more than ever, they should be able to give clear and specific answers to the following questions:
- What procedures do you have in place to monitor your team members’ health? And at what point do you forbid them from coming to work?
- Has anyone on your team tested positive for coronavirus—or complained of flu-like symptoms—in the past 14 days?
- In the last two weeks, has anyone on your team had close contact with someone who’s tested positive for the virus (or has been presumed positive)?
- What sanitation procedures do you have in place for your supplies and equipment?
- Do you provide your team with sanitizing wipes, gloves, eye protection, and masks?
- When you arrive at my home, what can I expect in terms of hand-washing and so on?
- Can I pay you over the phone so I can avoid contact with you or your mobile device?