Covid-19 hit the world hard. Every aspect of life and home got jumbled in the commotion that the pandemic brought. In these trying times, it’s essential to maintain your house and the safety of your being through home services with the best platform and tips from the experts.

Use Tech To Manage Home Service Providers

Our home management platform, Pulled, allows homeowners and renters to manage and pay their home service providers remotely. Now you can manage your gardener, housekeeper, pest control service, and more easily through an electronic platform. It allows anyone to have home maintenance and repair services performed, with contactless management. It cuts down on contact with checks, cash, shared screens, or cards, which are some of the germiest items around.

San Francisco–based home maintenance company Sheltr has developed a service to help people remotely by offering them access to free guided video calls to resolve plumbing, electrical, and HVAC difficulties over the phone. Once you set up an appointment online, one of the company’s experts will help you troubleshoot your matter virtually.

Have Protective Coverings Available

You can buy shoe covers, latex gloves, and face masks at your local hardware store to supply to your home service providers. Shoe covers will ensure that any debris carried from the job does not end up in your home. While disposable gloves and masks will ensure that airborne pathogens are not transferring to different surfaces during the service.

Create Staging Areas For Workers

It was easier to allow work to be performed with tools and materials left in different home areas. However, now is an excellent time to create a staging area where all the materials and tools for a project can be placed. This will ensure less disruption to your home and that there is less opportunity for exposure to pathogens. It’s also a great idea to create an outdoor space to wash and clean things without using indoor sinks.

Create Proper Ventilation In The Workspace

A good thing to do in any work environment is to ensure proper ventilation by opening doors and windows and allowing airflow. Furthermore, you can also set up an air purifier to ensure clean air circulation. 

Communicate With Your Service Providers

Enquire from your maintenance services if they’ve had anyone on their team out sick recently or experience symptoms of COVID 19. See if you can Facetime or Zoom with them before a service call to describe your issue or service request. This helps them to spend the least amount of time walking through your home and talking about the different options available.

Replace Air and Water Filters

Your air filter helps capture allergens and pathogens like pollen and dust and ensures. Moreover, it ensures your heating and air system has consistent airflow to prevent breakdowns and ensure clean air circulation. According to a recent study from the Illinois Institute of Technology by Dr. Brent Stephens, increasing the MERV rating of your air filter can result in decreased risk of contraction of the tested infectious diseases. While using a MERV 13 air filter will not make you immune to the flu or other viral infections. According to the study, it can decrease the odds of you and your family catching them in your home.

MERV 13 filters can catch up to 87% of virus-carrying particles, while fiberglass filters capture only 11%. Additionally, it’s best to check and replace the filters in commonly used appliances, such as water filters in your fridge, to keep them free of debris and working properly. Doing these two simple tasks can ensure your family stays healthy and your service needs are minimal.

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