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Practical advice to help our customers

Coronavirus

Practical advice to help our customers

Coronavirus: Latest update for our customers

With the situation changing so rapidly and in view of further restrictions implemented by HM Government, we want to update you on the latest measures implemented.

As always, our absolute priority is the safety and wellbeing of our team and our customers.

On a daily basis we are having to adapt the way we work, ensuring we adhere to the stricter guidelines being implemented. Below we’ve outlined how these changes may affect you.

 

If you have scheduled repair or service booked

As of 24th March 2020 and with immediate effect, any routine work, such as an annual boiler service has been suspended. Activities such as routine plumbing repairs have also been put on hold. These restrictions are likely to remain in place for a minimum of three weeks, so if you had a visit of this nature planned up to and including Friday 10th April, expect contact from our customer services team to postpone our visit.

As it currently stands, landlords still have a legal obligation to have a valid safety certificate and service record in place for tenanted properties. To support that, where a visit is already planned of this nature, we will attend.

Please be advised that our teams will now be wearing protective clothing which may include face masks. Expect to be greeted at the front door by an engineer with their face partially covered. They will, as always, be in SES Home Services uniform and be carrying the appropriate ID cards. Any of our engineers that are Gas Safe Registered will also be able to show their Gas Safe card as further identification.

We may get in touch before an appointment to understand if you have anyone vulnerable in your home or if anyone in the property is experiencing symptoms or is confirmed as having COVID-19. Our customer services advisors will need to take you through a few simple questions in order to ascertain the information we need to keep you and our engineers as safe as possible.

 

The measures we are taking in people’s homes

It is important at this time to maintain social distancing at every opportunity, so we would politely request that should an engineer attend your property they be given a clear space to work in and be left to complete their visit accordingly.

Before we enter any property, our engineers will thoroughly clean their hands with anti-bacterial wipes or hand sanitiser.

Our engineers will wear suitable gloves and will dispose of these away from your property safely.

We ask that you remain at least 2 metres away from our engineer at all times. Failure to do this may mean that our engineer will be unable to carry out work for you and will leave the property. Please respect their working space and allow them to complete the necessary repair without concern.

Once work is completed, we will carry out a full cleansing sweep of the area we have worked in as well as any other surfaces or handles we have come into contact with, using suitable anti-bacterial wipes or spray.

Again, expect engineers in face masks.

 

If you wish to cancel a planned repair or service

If you have been instructed to self-isolate and have a repair you wish to rearrange, please contact us as soon as possible. We will look to offer you a suitable appointment, which will be a minimum of 14 days from the date of your call. We will still be completing visits where parts are required to re-establish heating or hot water to your property.

To help us keep our phone lines free for emergencies please contact us using email if possible on query@seshomeservices.co.uk.

Our engineers can attend and are suitably equipped with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) to carry out emergency visits and essential repairs.

 

If you have a heating, plumbing or drainage problem now

We’re still available to help our customers, whether you are a policy holder or looking for a one-off repair.

You can contact us 0208 722 7000.

To help us keep our phone lines free for emergencies please contact us using email if possible on query@seshomeservices.co.uk.

 

If you have a policy with us with and need to renew it or make a change

Our customer service team are still available to help you manage your policy and you can contact them on 0208 722 7000.

 

Thank you

We remain dedicated to serving our customers as well as providing practical advice and best practice information. We appreciate your support in helping us focus on essential repairs and those with vulnerabilities under such challenging circumstances for everyone.