|We have been getting flooded with calls and emails from clients who are concerned about their upcoming painting projects, wondering if we can move forward or not? To answer that question quickly YES, we are safe to move forward as all construction related trades are considered essential. |
Here’s a paragraph from an email that we received on March 23rd from the Oregon Construction Contractor’s Board (ORCCB):
“On Monday March 23, 2020, Oregon Governor Kate Brown issued Executive Order 20-12. The order did not include construction among the business or industries required to close. However, the order does require all business that remain in operation to employ social distancing guidelines and to designate an employee or officer to establish implement and enforce social distancing policies consistent with guidance from the Oregon Health Authority.”
We are approaching this as a “team effort” that includes you, the homeowner/client. We all agree to the following to keep you, your family, and our employees safe.
✅Social Distance 6ft rule – We strive to keep at least 6ft away from each other and you at all times. And absolutely no handshaking.
✅Hand washing – Using soap and water for 20 seconds or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol will be used as follows, at minimum:
1. Before, or immediately upon entering your home
2. Before and after eating lunch
3. After using the restroom
✅Disinfecting – Routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (ex. doorknobs, light switches, handles, toilets, faucets, sinks etc.) with EPA-registered disinfectants that are appropriate for the surface, following label instructions. In the event we run out of Clorox wipes, we would switch to the CDC recommendation of a bleach solution of 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water. These surfaces will be cleaned at least 2 times per day. Once upon entering your home each day and again at the end of the day.
✅Feeling Sick? If any of our staff is experiencing cold symptoms we will not work in your home. We ask homeowners to inform us as soon as they become aware of similar symptoms so we can work together to come up with a plan B.
✅Designated Bathroom — We also ask that you designate a specific bathroom for our use exclusively. We will make sure all surfaces that are regularly touched in that bathroom are cleaned after each use.
Pearl Painters places a high value on safety and customer care above all else. Otherwise, It’s business as usual. At this time, we are providing all interior and exterior painting services.
For the sake of our hardworking team, we hope these procedures put your mind at ease. We look forward to doing what we do best, making your home beautiful! We are all in this fight together and will get through this by supporting each another.
Thank you for your support in these crazy times!
Brian Kemnitz – Owner