How to Work with a Local Home Contractor During the PandemicNov/06/2020 80
How to safely manage a home contractor during the pandemic.
Unfortunately, your home isn’t aware it’s a pandemic. Your roof won’t stop leaking, windows won’t stop letting air in and out, and your plumbing won’t hold it together even though COVID-19 continues to spread.
While making home improvements during a global pandemic isn’t ideal, it might be necessary depending on your situation. Get help finding the right local contractor at HomeContractors101.com and follow the steps below to keep yourself and your family healthy.
What to know about home repairs and remodeling projects during COVID-19
A home improvement project can require several contractors going in and out of your home throughout the day. There are things you can do to protect yourself, your family and your contractors and prevent the spread of COVID-19 including:
· Ask your home contractors to wear an approved mask.
· Make sure you and your family members wear masks while contractors are in your home
· Remain at least 6 feet away from contractors and limit interactions between the contractor and your family members and pets.
· After the construction is complete, clean and disinfect any surfaces in your home that could have been touched by the contractor.
· Ask to limit the amount of people coming in and out of your home daily to those who absolutely need to be there.
· Stay with a family member if possible, to limit your exposure.
· Check that there is no stay-at-home order in your community
· If someone in your home has symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 delay your home improvement project
· Ask your contractor to sign a document acknowledging that no one who will be working on your home has the symptoms of COVID-19 or been exposed to COVID-19.
· If someone in your home is at higher risk for severe illness from coronavirus, make sure they are not in the home while contractors are working.
· Do as much of the consultation virtually to limit the amount of time the contractor needs to be in your home.
· Minimize indoor conversations
· During service hours, take steps to increase ventilation in your home by opening windows and doors.
· Avoid physical contact including shaking hands.
· Wash your hands often as you come into contact with different surfaces
· Make hand sanitizer available
Find your home contractor at HomeContractors101.com today.