My Double Glazing Has Broken During Lockdown, What Next?
Currently and as we are all aware, the world we currently live in is axiomatically different to how it usually is. This is due to a newly discovered disease named COVID-19, which has spread across many nations across the globe and caused a pandemic.
Due to the pandemic, many nations across the globe have had to place their entire country or specific regions on a strict lockdown. One of these nations is the United Kingdom, who have declared a national state of national state of emergency. Italy, France, Spain, the United States, and China, are alll nations that have locked down their entire country or specifc regions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 has many different effects on the body. In summary, COVID-19 is a strain of a group of diseases called coronaviruses. The COVID-19 strain is a pneumonia-like disease that directly attacks the lungs and is potentially fatal. This disease, however, is much more deadly for those who are vulnerable, such as the elderly, or those with underlying health conditions. From what we know, the main symptoms of COVID-19 are a fever, a dry cough, and shortness of breath. Other symptoms such as loss of taste and smell and delirium have also been reported by patients, however, these symptoms are less common.
If you experience any of the main symptoms, then it is vital that you stay at home for seven days or fourteen if you live with others. After these periods, if the symptoms persist, then you must remain at home until the symptoms completely stop. These restrictions also apply to anybody in the same household as you. The guidelines have been put in place by the governmentto prevent a further spread of COVID-19, to save lives, and prevent the NHS from being overwhelmed by the number of patients entering hospitals.
Understandably, this may seem intimidating and you may be worried for yourself, your friends, and your family, however we must all stay reassured that our NHS are constantly working hard to ensure that the people of the UK are healthy. By abiding to all strict government advice and restrictions, we will get through this national health crisis much quicker and stronger.
What is the current progress with the lockdown?
As of the 10th of May, lockdown restrictions in the UK have been eased, meaning we can do more things than we formally could. When the lockdown first began, people in the United Kingdom were urged to remain indoors unless they were travelling essential work, essential items, or for one daily exercise. All non essential stores and schools have also been closed. You must also abide to social distancing meaning you must stand a minimum of 2 metre away from a person from another house hold.
As previously mentioned, as of the 10th of May, these restrictions have significantly eased. You can now leave the house for unlimited exercise and return to work if it is not possible to work from your own home. Additionally to this, you can meet one person from outside of your household as long as you keep a 2 metre distance. Non essential stores and schools all still remain closed due to the outbreak.
What does this mean for Cornish Glazing?
As it is not possible for us to work from home, it means that we can resume our services as normal. Our expert staff prioritise the health and safety of other staff and customers, so we will ensure to provide our services and social distance. We will also ensure that none of our staff can work if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19. Matter with windows can be urgent, especially as glass is sharp and windows protect your home. If you’re currently experiencing problems with your windows and you are living in Bristol, do not hesitate to contact us so our expert glaziers can get to you and get to the bottom of your issue.
My double glazing has broken and I couldn’t get it repaired, what now?
During the original stage of lockdown, Cornish Glazing temporarily closed in interest of public health. Now we are able to open for business, we can respond to all of your enquiries. If your double glazed unit became damaged or needed replacement during the lockdown, then we can now be at hand to help you and replace or repair the unit. Simply call us to inform us of the damage to your double glazed unit, and we can investigate your issue then offer you a solution.
Problems That Don’t Require Repairs
Due to the lockdown, we have received many enquiries in the time being that we need to respond to and we will act on a priority basis. There are many things that are misconceived as problems with double glazing, which we have listed below and ways these can be resolved.
Condensation on double glazing is commonly misconceived as a problem with double glazing, however, double glazing can make it worse as it gives less room in the air for water vapour. Opening trickle vents is an effective way of preventing a build up of condensation on windows.
This issue is caused the same way as condensation and can be resolved in the same way. Simply opening windows every now and again can resolve this common problem. No work by professionals is required to solve this.
Double Glazing Repairs Bristol
Damage to double glazing can be extremely disruptive, especially when there is nothing that can be done about the problem. Now lockdown restrictions have eased, we are able to respond to enquiries regarding repairing double glazing and get to you to resolve your issue. We ensure to carry out our services in a safe and hygienic manner to protect our customers and ourselves. For expert double glazing repairs in Bristol and other services such as double glazing installations, cat flaps, glass cut to size, mirrors, and more, get in touch with Cornish Glazing today.
Freya is the content writer here at Cornish Glazing Bristol. She is passionate about the industry and provides our customers with all the information and advice they need.