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Acorn Environmental and Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Dear Customer

 

In light of the developments around Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to assure you that we have implemented measures ensuring our business can provide you with the best possible service during this time.

Our office-based staff have the ability to work from home if it is deemed necessary in order to provide our customers with continued support.

 

During this time, we will continue to fulfil our contractual obligations where practicable with the use of our usual mobile work force and part time staff, and where necessary our emergency response teams. We will do our best to continue to offer the additional services, such as bulk refuse removal and gutter clearances etc. However, there may be delays in some of these services should we need to step in and complete deep cleans for some of our more vulnerable and high-risk clients i.e. schools and sheltered accommodation sites.

 

Acorn’s staff have all had communication regarding what they can do to try to help reduce the spread of the infection not only in their homes but within our clients’ sites as well.

 

As our staff, and certainly our cleaning staff will be on your site(s) regularly, and to ensure that our staff are protected, we would ask that you inform us as soon as possible of the following:

 

·       Any confirmed cases at your site(s)

·       Anyone from your site(s) that is self-isolating

 

This information will allow us to make an informed decision as to how best to proceed on a site by site basis.

 

As a company our plan is to:

 

·       Identify employees at increased risk

·       Have the ability for our office staff to work from home with uninterrupted phone access should the need to isolate arise

·       Using remote access software to ensure we are able to continue to communicate with our clients

·       Follow the latest government guidelines to reduce the chances of infection and the spread of the virus

·       On-going communication with suppliers and clients allowing back-up plans to be implemented quickly

 

Acorn Environmental is committed to continue to provide the highest levels of service. Should we have any unexpected circumstances which may affect supply of goods and services, we will clearly communicate this to our customers via the normal communication channels.

 

If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us:

 

·       By phone 020 8640 8800

·       By email ops@acorn-ev.com

o   Linda@acorn-ev.com

o    Val@acorn-ev.com

o   admin@acorn-ev.com

o   accounts@acorn-ev.com

 

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As soon as summer ends and the temperature starts to drop, windows across the UK take on a layer of fog.

Like a lot of winter things – cold mornings, icy pavements and higher gas bills – it’s a bit of a pain which we tend to regard as an inevitable part of post-September life in the UK.

As well as being kind of unattractive, allowing moisture to build up in your home can contribute to the growth of harmful black mould.

Fortunately, there is plenty you can do to combat condensation.

What causes condensation?

Windows become foggy when moisture in warm air meets with a surface cold enough to turn it back into liquid.
During the winter, the temperature inside your home is usually at its warmest, while the temperature outside has plunged.
Window panes are therefore liable to become pretty cold, especially if they’re only single-glazed.
This big difference in temperature is the reason that windows become especially foggy in the winter.

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How do I get rid of condensation?

To get rid of the moisture that’s already accumulated, there is a simple home-made cleaning solution you can use.
Just combine two cups of water with two cups of white vinegar and a few drops of washing up liquid, ideally in a spray bottle.
Apply the solution directly to the window and then use a cleaning rag (making sure the surface isn’t too rough so that you won’t scratch the glass) and wipe the window down. Leave it to air-dry afterwards.
As well as taking care of the condensation, this solution will also work as an all-purpose window cleaner.
However, if your windows are double-glazed, there is a chance that the condensation has actually formed in the space in between the two glass panes.
Unfortunately, if this is the case, the only solution is to call a window professional to repair or replace it.

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How do I prevent condensation?

If you don’t want to spend half the year scrubbing your windows, there are a few things you can do to prevent condensation from building up in the first place.

Ideally, purchase a humidifier or a moisture eliminator to draw the excess moisture from the air.

Try not to leave wet clothes out to dry inside your home – the water from them will add to the moisture in the air.

Similarly, if you are using a tumble dryer, make sure it has an external vent leading outside of your home.
When cooking on the oven-top, keep the lids on your pots and pans to lock the steam in.
If you have fans in your bathroom or kitchen, make sure to use them. You should also leave them running for 15 minutes or so after you’re done showering or cooking.
At times when it is warm enough to do so (if they’re are any!) open some of the windows in your home to let warm, moist air out.
Use blinds, curtains or drapes to keep your windows from becoming quite so cold.
And try moving your plants away from the window during the winter – they can actually contribute a significant amount of moisture to the air.

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© Acorn Environmental Services 2020

Acorn Environmental Services,
Riverside, Wandle Trading Estate,
Mitcham, Surrey CR4 4HW

Reg'd In England & Wales No. 0181 6463

SITE DESIGNED & POWERED BY Tinder Corporation Ltd