Ways COVID-19 Has Impacted the Plumbing Industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected industries of all kinds, forcing some businesses to close while changing how others conduct business and serve their clientele. Here’s how the pandemic has affected the plumbing industry in particular.

  • The Plumber’s Uniform: Extra protection is necessary during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plumbers now work with shoe covers, gloves, respiratory masks, and contact-reducing guidelines to protect them from catching or spreading the virus.
  • Availability: Businesses across the country have remained closed to slow the spread of the pandemic. However, many people are unaware that plumbing services are still essential and, therefore, available. Your local plumber is still a phone call away.
  • Supplies: Many manufacturers have slowed or delayed production, which may interrupt access to certain appliances and plumbing-related products. But plumbers are doing their best to keep up with their customers’ needs.
  • Demand: The demand for plumbing services has actually increased compared to this time last year. Customers are requesting to have bidets and touch-free appliances installed. They’re also contending with extra clogs due to reliance on supposedly flushable wet wipes.

Whatever your plumbing needs may be, call Stahl Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We are working hard during this difficult time to ensure your home or business has access to safe and reliable plumbing. We perform maintenance, repairs, installation, and more. You can even rely on us for HVAC services in commercial and residential properties. Do you have an emergency? We proudly offer 24/7 services for all of your urgent needs, too. Call us today and find out why Pittsburgh, PA, and Allegheny County residents come to Stahl Plumbing first for all their plumbing and HVAC needs.