How To Hire A Plumber During Pandemic

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How To Hire A Plumber During Pandemic


2020 is the year of many challenges and it does not appear to be showing signs of easing off just yet!  We have all had to be very aware many things like wild fires, civil unrest, hurricanes and all of this during a pandemic.  The Covid-19 pandemic has affected our lives for the past 6 months and our lives have changed as a result.

  Now if that is not enough, what if your sink or toilet springs a leak?  Can you fix it yourself?  Do you call a professional?  Is it safe to have someone in your home?  Here are some things that will help you answer the question of How To Hire A Plumber During Pandemic!

Plumber During Pandemic - Concerns

The concerns that people have about having a plumber come to your home during a pandemic include:

  • Home Safety
  • Reputation of Workers
  • Safety Of Your Family
  • Exposure to Illness

What You Need To Know - Before The Visit

  • Check with the local health authority to see if the place you are looking to hire is listed with public exposures.  IfCheck below for your region in BC.
  • If you or a household member has COVID-19, has symptoms of COVID-19, or has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 wait to schedule the appointment when safe if it is a non-emergency issue.  The same goes if you have a family member that is at a higher risk for illness.
  • When making the appointment, try to as much consultation via phone as possible.
  • Discuss the organizations COVID-19 precautions.  Most are available on their company website like us at Highmark Plumbing.

What You Need To Know - During The VisitPlumber during pandemic

  • If your service technician appears sick or is showing symptoms do not allow into your home.
  • Ask the technician to wear a mask if they are not already doing so.  
  • Do not shake hands or hug the technician when greeting them.
  • Try to have as few conversations in an enclosed environment like your home.  Find a space where there is sufficient room to social distance for these conversations. 
  • Maintain social distancing at all times.  A minimum of 6 feet is recommended.

What You Need To Know - After The Visit

  • When making payment, use a touchless method if possible.  Avoid having to touch a keypad, cash or card.  If these are not possible then wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  
  • After the worker has left, sanitize the are they were working on or could have touched.

We Are Here For You!

If you have any questions call the professionals at Highmark Plumbing and we will be happy to answer them for you. For any heating or plumbing issues visit our sister websites Highmark Heating or Highmark Electrical