These fixes can’t be put on hold because of COVID-19, but safety is top of mind for both consumers and workers.
“It worked out great. It went real smooth. He was in and out and clean. Really took away a lot of my anxiety,” said Winnie Murphy.
Murphy needed plumbing work done in her Tinley Park home, and it couldn’t wait for the pandemic to pass.
“So I was very nervous about someone coming in, but they assured us they were really good and thorough in all their disinfecting,” Murphy said.
John Jennison is a plumber with the Local 130 Union and Norman Mechanical. He did the job.
Governor JB Pritzker has deemed plumbers along with electricians and exterminators as “essential” trades, allowing them to operate despite the shelter in place order.
“When we walk into someone’s house, we make sure we have our safety glasses on, our masks, protective wear, gloves, booties. We have a disinfectant spray. We come in and spray everything down prior to cleaning and spray everything down when we are done,” Jennison said.
Local 130 said those precautions are guidelines for every worker entering your home.
Experts say homeowners should wipe everything down prior to an in-home visit, keep the recommended six-foot distance and consider wearing a mask.
“The motto for the plumbers is to…