A lot has been said about the coronavirus pandemic. It has affected the lives of millions of people all across the globe. In Australia, events are cancelled, businesses are closing, and everyone is encouraged to stay at home as much as possible.
While some people can work in the comfort of their homes, many professionals at the frontlines – doctors, nurses, even grocery store workers, and housekeepers – are working hard during this unprecedented time. However, they’re not the only ones. If your water heater starts smoking or your pipes are leaking, you’re going to need a hot water plumber to come to your home and get the job done.
But in the time of social distancing, what can you do? It’s a question many homeowners ask themselves: Should you cancel your regular plumbing maintenance appointment, or should you keep it?
Simple. Cancel unless it is an emergency. Think about what an emergency is. Like a burst pipe, it calls for an immediate resolution. When the problem can wait and you can solve it yourself, avoid calling professional plumbers to get the job done.
Safety is always a priority now more than ever. The looming spread of the coronavirus has put everyone in a position to be extra cautious in dealing with day-to-day activities. That is why Electroplumb has listed some plumbing tips for you to do.
When You Need A Plumber
Plumbing emergencies happen during the most inconvenient times. They don’t care about a global crisis or a pandemic. Burst pipes, clogged toilets, and hot water plumbing issues require an urgent fix. This becomes another problem for you as a homeowner.
When bad luck strikes and worse comes to worst, call your trusted plumber in Brighton. Have your broken heater or flooding basement fixed but take these tips to lessen the risk:
Call ahead and ask companies to detail their precautionary measures.
Despite the risk, many essential businesses such as plumbing and maintenance services continue to operate. They have heightened their safety and hygiene protocols to reflect the current and ever-changing landscape the coronavirus has led.
It’s important to be keen on public health guidelines, especially with the clear and present danger of the virus.
Call and ask questions about the kind of safeguards the company is taking. Will the plumbers be wearing protective equipment? Are all the employees briefed about the health guidelines? If not, don’t hesitate to search for another company until you find one that does.
Ensure a safe work environment
Both the company and the customer equally share in the responsibility of making the situation safe for everyone. As it is the company’s role to ensure that their employees are compliant to the safety standards, so does a homeowner like you.
Observe proper social distancing. Stay at least six feet away from one another. It’s best to let the hot water plumber do the plumbing maintenance alone. You can wait in other rooms of the house or stay in the front yard until the job is done.
Other than maintaining safe distance, make hand sanitizers and/or soaps available for your plumbers, so they’ll have an opportunity to clean and wash their hands before leaving the premises.
Always disinfect after.
When the job is done and the plumber is gone, you can check the pathway and the whole area. Make it a habit to clean and disinfect any surfaces that might have been touched.
Be up-to-date with the guidelines.
Various protocols and guidelines are issued throughout the country. With the current situation, these protocols can change in a moment’s notice. Stay updated and informed with all the recent developments to ensure that you are doing your part to lessen the spread of the virus.
Be proactive and continue to do your responsibility.
Just Don’t Do This
Since plumbing emergencies don’t occur in happenstance, take extra precaution when dealing with your plumbing systems. As your professional plumbers in Brighton, we will advise you with dos and don’ts you need to know to avoid a plumber’s visit.
• Don’t flush anything aside from the 3Ps: pee, poo, and (toilet) paper.
Often, you’d think that paper towels, baby wipes, flushable wipes, and feminine products will not cause any harm to your plumbing system. That’s where you’re definitely wrong. Stop the habit of throwing everything down the toilet.
• Don’t puncture your pipes.
This is not the time to remodel your house. Again, this is not the time to remodel your house. The world reels during this global crisis. So, don’t get too giddy by starting a home makeover project. When you just can’t do anything but renovate your home, avoid puncturing your pipes by determining where your pipes are.
• Don’t ignore the leaks.
Leaks can cause serious health and safety hazards for your space. More than that, small leaks can become big and costly problems when ignored. Call a reliable plumber in Brighton and check what he can do.
• Check for leaks.
When you’ve noticed that there’s something wrong with your sinks or your pipes, always examine everything for leaks. This is one way to avoid any bigger issues that can happen.
• Clean your sinks and toilets.
Hygiene is essential, not only during a pandemic. Make it a habit to clean your sinks and toilets. By cleaning them, you can also be on the lookout for plumbing problems that may arise.
If you need plumbing maintenance and services during this pandemic, Electroplumb is here for you and your family’s plumbing needs. We guarantee that all our employees are taking every precautionary measure necessary to keep you safe and healthy.
Call your reliable plumbers in Brighton today at 0452 477 612 or schedule an appointment online.