Can Plumbers Still Work During the Coronavirus Lockdown?
With the UK now in a second national lockdown as of the 5th of November, there has been some uncertainty over what services are permitted. Can plumbers still work? Is plumbing considered essential? The answer you are looking for is yes, plumbing is considered essential work and plumbers and heating engineers are classed as key workers. Merchants have been allowed to continue during the lockdown, being considered essential to the wellbeing of the economy to keep people employed and people’s homes in working order. At Just Plumbing, our main aim is to keep our staff members and customers safe, putting procedures in place to keep the risks as low as possible.
The government guidelines state that tradespeople can continue to work, including plumbers. Where it is necessary to undertake essential work in people’s homes, it is permitted to do so as long as safety measures are adhered to. Social distancing should be followed, keeping a two metre distance at all times and avoiding face to face communication where possible, especially around vulnerable residents. If either the tradesperson or resident is showing symptoms, has tested positive for the virus or is self-isolating, then the planned work is not allowed to be carried out.
What services are permitted?
An emergency heating engineer or plumber is allowed to access your home if the work consists of an emergency plumbing situation which cannot wait or plumbing services which are necessary for the running of your home. At Just Plumbing, we understand safety is paramount and have put procedures in place to carry out our work as safely as possible. When visiting homes to carry out our plumbing services, our staff will always sanitise before and after leaving the property and will wear a mask at all times. Unless totally necessary to do so, our team will not come within two metres of anybody from your household and will keep social distancing measures in place.
To keep your property running smoothly, we offer 24 hour plumbing services London. Our emergency team are highly skilled to safely deal with unexpected issues as quickly and efficiently as possible, often solving the problem on the very first visit. But what can plumbers still work on during the lockdown? Here is a selection of our emergency services:
- Burst pipes and leaks
- Blocked toilets, sinks, baths and showers
- Boiler malfunctions and repairs
- Gas leaks
- Overflowing drains
- Electrical malfunctions and burning wires
- Central heating repairs
How to arrange an emergency plumber
Is plumbing considered essential for your household issue? If you are looking for a plumber who is permitted to enter your home in accordance with the government guidelines, feel free to contact us to speak to a member of the Just Plumbing team. Our emergency team aim to be with you within an hour of your initial phone call, travelling in fully equipped vehicle in an aim to fix the issue on our very first visit.