Like so many of you, we have spent the last several days and weeks learning about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it is impacting our world.
For Wellbrook Plumbing, that means understanding how it affects our employees, customers, and communities, and then making the necessary adjustments to our workers and operations. We are currently operating under our normal busines hours to safely serve you in the best way possible.
We have one simple objective that guides us: keeping you and our employees safe. This has been at the center of our conversations every step of the way. With that in mind, we have implemented many precautionary processes inside our business in response to the threat of the coronavirus based on precautionary measures outlined by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).
• We have shared specific instructions with our employees on the importance of washing their hands. • All of our technicians have tested negative for COVID-19 • We have ramped up cleaning and sanitation at our offices including our equipment. • Technicians sanitize themselves before leaving for our offices for an appointment and right before entering your home or office. • Our technicians will practice social distancing and will be wearing masks to protect you and themselves from possible COVID-19 transmission. • It’s standard practice for our technicians to wear gloves.
Important Fixes in Your Home to Protect You from COVID-19
We could not emphasize any further how important frequent hand-washing with soap and water is to prevent the transmission of germs and viruses including the dreaded COVID-19. As well as how important your drains should be in tip-top shape to keep germs and viruses at bay.
Therefore, you should not hesitate to call for repairs when there is something wrong with your:
• Plumbing System • Sump Pump • Fixtures • Water Heater • Water Filtration System • Drains • Sewer Pipes
It is our goal to always be there for you, and we are well-prepared to take care of you during this difficult time. We are ready to extend that protection and preparedness to you and your home to protect your loved ones. / to your office to protect your employees.
When owning a home, plumbing issues and emergencies can happen when you least expect them. Having a plan in place and being prepared for the next time a plumbing emergency occurs in your home could not only save your home from further unnecessary damage but also save you money. Knowing where your main water shutoff valve is and by learning the signs and the proper steps to handling common plumbing scenarios that may occur will benefit you and your home in the long run.
We always talk about preventative plumbing measures of plumbing to keep you ahead of the curve and make sure disasters like a flood in your home are avoided. Going through how to prevent the worst from happening seems to be the most foolproof way to avoid seeing any damages to your home, however, it’s also important to know what to do when the worst actually happens, just in case.
Stop the rise
When a flood happens and you end up with a pool of water up to your ankles in your home, it is very possible that the source of the leak is still continuously outputting water, causing this small pool to slowly rise. First, you need to locate your main shut off valve to stop the flow of water. This is the easiest and most crucial step to avoid having the water leak cause more damage to your home. From here, you can work on protecting your possessions or even electrical before it’s too late.
Protect your electrical & belongings
When there is a flood, you need to ensure that you are taking the proper measures to not only protect your belongings but yourself as well. If you feel the need to remove some of your furniture or personal belongings from the flooded area of your home, you must be very cautious. Before going to get your items and walking through the water, ensure the electrical supply is turned off as this is a hazard and could seriously injure you. Depending on the size of the flood will determine if you just need to shut the breakers off for that area of your home or the entire house. If it is a larger flood that has affected multiple areas of your home, you should off all the power to your home to ensure your safety.
Call a Local Plumber
When a plumbing emergency happens you need to be prepared. Wellbrook Plumbing will solve your plumbing nightmare. Our professional and licensed technicians will come to your home to address the situation quickly and perform a full home inspection to determine if the cause of the flood could have been a pre-existing problem. If you have any questions, are wanting a plumber to check out your home for preventative measures, or if you are facing this crisis, give us a call at 289-686-4695. We would be happy to assist!
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There is nothing worse than waking up in the middle of the night to a plumbing problem or coming home from vacation to discover something has gone wrong with your plumbing while you were away. But having a plan in place and being prepared in case of a plumbing emergency can lessen the blow if something happens. When a plumbing emergency occurs in your home, it can be tempting to call a plumber for emergency repairs right away, but this may not always be necessary and might be able to wait until the next business day. Assessing the situation and looking at what the damage is will help you figure out if it is a plumbing emergency or not.
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