To our valued customers,

As all of you are aware, we have a pandemic occurring in the world that is called COVID-19. As our company provides in-house services, and rely on your warm hospitality, we would like to take the time to provide you with some brief information, and preventative measures that we’re taking to reduce risks associated with this virus. 

Currently, we are enforcing all measures with our technicians to ensure that you are safe and happy with our professionals in your home. In addition, feel free to notify us of any rules that you would like for us to follow while we are in your home, and we will diligently follow all rules that are requested. Importantly, if you are feeling unwell or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, please do not hesitate to call us to reschedule your appointment, and we will make sure to accommodate to the best of our ability.

Please review the information below, and make sure that you remain aware and up-to-date on the pandemic, as it is serious, and our foremost priority is for you all to be safe. 

A Few Rules to Follow to Avoid COVID-19 – what our technicians follow and what we ask you to consider as well to keep us all safe:

1) NO HANDSHIP! Use other ways to say hello – nod, punch, elbow, etc.

2) Use only your fist to touch the light switches, elevator buttons, etc. Raise the gas dispenser with a paper towel or use disposable gloves.

3) Open the door with a closed fist or thigh – do not touch the handle with your hand unless there is another way to open the door. Especially important for toilets and doors in public places.

4) Use disinfectant wipes in stores when available, including wiping handles and a child seat in food carts.

5) Wash your hands with soap for 10–20 seconds and / or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer containing more than 60% alcohol whenever you return home from ANY place where other people have been.

6) Keep a disinfectant bottle at each entrance to your home. And in your car for use after refueling or touching other contaminated objects when you cannot immediately wash your hands.

7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if there is no other option. Clothing on your elbow will contain an infectious virus that can be transmitted up to a week or more!

Important notes:

1) This virus spreads in droplets when coughing and sneezing. This means that the air will not infect you!

2) All the surfaces where these droplets land are contagious on average within a week – everything connected with infected people will be infected and potentially contagious.

3) The virus is on the surface and you will not get infected if no one coughs or sneezes directly on your exposed face.

4) This virus has only cellular receptors for lung cells (it only affects your lungs). The only way you can get the virus is by getting through your nose or mouth from your hand, coughing, or sneezing the infected into your nose or mouth.

How to prepare for a pandemic:

1) Stock up on latex / nitrile gloves (choose the right size for your family) for shopping, using the gas pump and all other outdoor activities when you come in contact with contaminated sites.

2) Get enough disposable surgical masks and use them to avoid touching your nose or mouth (we touch your nose / mouth 90 times a day without knowing it!)

This is the only way this virus can infect you – it is specific for the lungs.

The mask will not prevent the virus from getting directly sneezing into your nose or mouth – it will only protect you from touching your nose or mouth.

3) Stock up on hand sanitizers. Hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and contain more than 60% alcohol in order to be effective.

4) Buy zinc tablets. It has been proven that these lozenges are effective in blocking the growth of coronavirus (and most other viruses) in the throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times a day when you begin to feel ANY onset of symptoms. It is best to lie down and let the candy dissolve in the back of the throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze Lollipops is one of the available brands, but there are others.

Here are a few guidelines you can use:

https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

–          https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/health-wellness-care/diseases-medications-vaccines/coronavirus/

–          https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

We hope that you all remain safe, and that we proceed to provide the awesome service as we always do. Stay happy, healthy, and safe!

Team Man With a Wrench