Louisiana Starts Phase 1. But First, Severe Weather!
Three Rivers Services hopes that you, your family, and your friends/neighbors are all safe and dry this morning! We are here for you.
As a family owned and operated business here on the Northshore, it has been our goal to provide our customers with the information they need through our videos and blogs. Normally, we like sharing good news, such as how to save money, how to stay cool without wasting electricity, and how to properly take care of your heating and air conditioning system so that they last as long as possible!
That being said, the last two months have been unprecedented in our lifetimes, that’s for sure. And the storm last night subjected West St. Tammany parish to some of the worst weather we have seen in quite some time. So needless to say, we start this Friday very differently from most.
First, last night’s storm was pretty powerful! Flooding, wind damage, a tornado!! Definitely not your typical thunderstorm. If trees or flooding have affected or damaged your outdoor unit, or damage has occurred to your indoor unit, please call us today! We offer same day service and can check whatever may have been damaged in the storm!
Second, although today is the start of Phase 1 for reopening Louisiana and St. Tammany Parish, we are still spending a significant amount of time inside our own houses. Being at home, with the heat index rising daily, we need our air conditioners more than ever. As we said, we here at Three Rivers Services are here for you! This means that we have options of servicing your cooling system with limited, if any, physical contact. All of our services are electronic, which means you get to see who our techs are before they even show up and all the measurements they need to take are done with state-of-the art equipment, without compromising your health and safety.
If you need your air conditioner and heating system replaced, now is the perfect time (and not only because it’s hot)! Currently, there are rebates available (with certain conditions), to help you save money. Plus, if you need to finance a new system, some people are eligible for 0% financing, which is always a bonus!!
If you actually are leaving your home today and are one of the people heading out to services which were re-opened during Phase 1, here’s what to expect. Our Governor says that our hard efforts have paid off; therefore, starting today, life is supposed to slowly start reopening (since “normal” is probably gone for a LONG time).
So what does that actually mean? Starting today, the following businesses are allowed to open:
Gyms and fitness centers
Barber shops and hair and nail salons
Casinos and Video Poker
Racetracks (not open to spectators)
Museums, zoos, aquariums (no tactile exhibits)
Bars and breweries with LA Department of Health food permits
However, these businesses are open with specific restrictions. They are only allowed 25% of their occupancy limits, must offer spacing for physical distancing, and must follow sanitation guidelines. In addition, a large variety of businesses are not allowed to open yet. According to the Governor’s office, these include: massage establishments and spas, tattoo parlors, carnivals, amusement parks, water parks, trampoline parks, arcades, fairs, bars and breweries without LDH food permits, pool halls, contact sports, children’s play centers, playgrounds, theme parks, adult entertainment venues, and other similar businesses.
It is extremely important to remember that the risk of catching COVID-19 is not gone, only the risk of overwhelming the hospitals by too many people getting seriously ill at the same time. This means that each and every one of us need to continue to maintain the safety precautions that we have been following for the last two months. These include wearing a face mask or some type of material that covers your mouth and nose; practicing good hygiene (which means continuing to wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds); and maintaining social distancing of at least six feet from anyone not in your household. And, of course, using your Trane CleanEffects filter!
In addition, as we start to get away from the #StayAtHome guidelines, remember that we are still under the #SaferAtHome guidelines. Which means not only following the above suggestions, but remembering that if you are in a high risk category (over 60, immunocompromised, have certain preexisting health conditions like diabetes, heart condition, etc) that you only leave for essential items such as groceries and medications, and that you limit your interactions with anyone who interacts with the “outside” world.
Again, we at Three Rivers Services hope that you and yours have made it through the #StayAtHome period and last night’s storm safe and sound. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 985.892.7071 or through our website threeriversairandheat.com.