Plumbing and
Heating Specialists

Established in 1985

Coronavirus Update from A.C. Wilgar

*Update June 2020* - Business as Usual!

From 01 June 2020 we will be returning to business as usual, carrying out all servicing, plumbing, installations, repairs and maintenance work. We will continue to work in line with Government & industry standards, wearing PPE and practicing social distancing.

The safety and well-being of our customers and colleagues is always our number one priority, even more so now with the ever-changing progression of the Coronavirus outbreak.

In response to the latest guidance and advice from the World Health Organisation and the Government, we’ve added some practical steps in order to protect the well-being of our customers and our colleagues.

We know that people's day-to-day lives are being disrupted and this is likely to become significantly worse but as far as possible for A.C. Wilgar, we will endeavour to provide the service and customer care we are known for. As the situation evolves, we will do everything in our power to keep customers with heating and water.

Our policy:

Following the Government’s ongoing response to the Coronavirus pandemic, A.C. Wilgar will be implementing an 'Urgent Only' policy until further notice. This is to be defined as: 'No heating, no hot water, intermittent heating/hot water, water leaks, repairs on appliances/sanitaryware imperative to maintain a quality of life, or any works essential to maintain levels of hygiene'. Our engineers are equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment and will continue to follow the pre-defined safety precautions. We will be charging Emergency rates on all works throughout this period

If you are currently self-isolating, or suspect that you might be suffering from Coronavirus, we ask that as a precaution you inform us when booking an engineer visit so that we can plan the most suitable approach. Whilst the situation develops rapidly each appointment involving a customer who is self-isolating, will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

In order to ensure we get to as many vulnerable people as possible during this period, we’re looking at our demand and capacity and prioritising as you would expect us to.

An annual service is essential to maintain the performance of the boiler and to validate the guarantee – this can be flexed for up to 6 months during this time. We’re committed to supporting you through this period and will ensure we offer flexibility around servicing timescales.

For all other work, our engineers will undertake the following:

  • Engineers have been instructed that they must self-isolate if they display any symptoms
  • We will be requesting customers to clear any working areas
  • No handshakes on arrival
  • Currently, keeping suitable distance between ourselves is recognised as best practice; we trust our customers will support our engineers and maintain a safe distance whilst they are at the property
  • Our engineers all carry personal protective equipment such as gloves that can safeguard the working environment
  • Anti-bacterial wipes are provided for our engineers to use on their iPads and their tools
  • We are providing our engineers with regular updates and coaching on hygiene and how to deal with their work in these situations

For more information please consult the UK Government Advice website.

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