In 2019, the WHO (World Health Organization) began monitoring the outbreak of a new coronavirus which ultimately was named COVID-19. Coronaviruses have protrusions resembling a crown, when inspected under a microscope. That’s where they got this name from.
WHO has qualified this virus as a pandemic due to its rapid and easy transmission between humans. How is one infected with COVID-19? The virus is spread by close person-to-person contact. Cough, sneeze or exhales of the infected person emit the virus into the air. This releases infected droplets that can get into a healthy person’s mouth, nose, or lungs. A large amount of these droplets fall onto nearby surfaces and objects like tables or telephones. People could catch COVID-19 by simply touching contaminated surfaces or objects – and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. The opinions on how long a virus stays contagious when settled on a surface can vary.
What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Most of those infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms resembling flu and recover in a couple of weeks. However, some people experience more severe consequences and may require hospital care. Risk of serious illness and even death rises with age and the chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart and lung diseases.
A top priority of Brea/Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning has always been the health and safety of the communities we serve. It is important to ensure safe handling of the drinking water in your home and proper disposal of wastes. These two factors greatly impact healthy living.
Presently a lot of people are on the lockdown and working from their homes. The amount of people on self-isolation puts added stress on your plumbing system and can increase the risks of serious plumbing and drain problems. So as a homeowner, you probably wonder how to keep your plumbing system safer and in good working condition during this pandemic.
The most frequent question homeowners ask is whether I should allow plumbers/ repair workers into my home during coronavirus crisis? In case of some minor plumbing issues that you believe you can tackle yourself, of course, you wouldn’t let other people in. But sometimes repairs are too complicated and simply can’t be ignored lest they may have disastrous and serious consequences.
Home service companies, including HVAC contractors, plumbers, electricians, roofers, and more are all classified as “essential businesses” because they deliver extremely important services: keeping our households safe and working properly. Businesses that stay open, including Brea/Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning, are taking a ton of extra precautions to protect their workers and their customers alike, while being faithful to providing the plumbing services that their clients might need.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Safety Policy
We are very committed to keeping our valued clients safe, thus we take the following precautions:
- No sick members of The Brea OC team will not be allowed to work at the job site.
- Our plumbers will wear protective gloves and masks in addition to boot covers.
- Shared-use devices such as tablets used in the estimating process will be disinfected.
- Other equipment and trucks will be cleaned regularly.
You probably know but it is always good to be reminded to take additional simple preventative steps to stay healthy.
- After use of bathroom, before eating and after blowing nose, coughing or sneezing, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Spray it richly on your hands and rub together until dry.
- Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth if your hands are dirty and wear a face mask in public.
- Cover a cough or sneeze with a napkin, then throw the napkin in the trash.
- Disinfect and wipe frequently touched objects or surfaces by using a standard household cleaning spray.
As we all partner together to get through these challenging times, on behalf of our team we want to thank our clients who support Brea/Orange County Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning with their business. We strive to do our best in serving you!