COVID-19's Impact On Commercial/Industrial Plumbing

The novel coronavirus or COVID-19 has greatly affected every aspect of American life. From mid-march to the present, we are continuing to monitor changes and looking for solutions to slow the spread of the disease. Certain states have enacted policies to decrease the amount of foot traffic including shutting down non-essential businesses. However, many essential services are operating to provide food and medical care to residents. In Massachusetts, many of these shelter in place and work from home policies have already been enacted. Sanitation services have become much more important to help limit the spread of the disease and protect the health of local residents.


The Importance Of Plumbing for Hospitals & Public Spaces

The first large change made to plumbing services is the increased need for plumbing solutions in hospitals and commercials spaces. When it comes to disease prevention, access to clean water and proper waste disposal is vital to preventing diseases. The CDC has noted that COVID-19 is transferring from person to person via contact. This is why it is important to constantly disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched by different people. It is also why it is important that everyone has access to plumbing systems that allow them to safely wash their hands and dispose of waste. This is felt most in hospitals. Throughout the northeast, hospitals have become more crowded because of the influx of patients. With these additional patients and the threat that COVID-19 presents, extra precautions are being taken to ensure that hospitals remain sanitary. That is why NSMC is providing emergency plumbing to support to hospitals throughout the North Shore area.


Maintaining A Safe Work Environment

Different plumbing contractors have made different business decisions in the face of this pandemic. Residential plumbers are likely seeing an uptick in call volume because work from home orders and increased awareness of hand washing and sanitation have likely led to increased plumbing inquiries. However, it can be unsafe for contractors to come in contact with clients. That is why it is vital that plumbers adopt safety regulations to protect themselves, their employees, and their communities. Limiting contact with other people, using protecting masks and gloves, are all ways plumbers can continue to support their communities while mitigating risk.


Plumbing Support in the North Shore

For businesses, industrial plants, commercial properties, schools, and hospitals throughout the north shore, North Shore Mechanical Contractors is here to help. Our team is dedicated to creating safe work environments. We will do everything in our power to help solve plumbing issues and perform maintenance on your systems