Be sure to have everything you need before you start.
Before you begin, make sure you have everything you need. That includes:
- The weather forecast
- Utility marking
- Traffic control or police if needed
- Traffic cones and barriers to protect workers and drivers
- Parking for heavy equipment
Have an installation checklist for all the equipment you’ll need.
Having a proper checklist for your installation will help keep you on track and make sure you don’t forget anything! Each installation is different, but here are some things that should be included in all installation checklists:
- Equipment needed for the job
- Safety equipment (e.g., goggles, ear protection, etc.)
Make sure you’ve checked the weather forecast before you begin.
Once you’ve gathered your tools, are familiar with the area, and have assembled a team to help you out, it’s time to get started. The first thing you’ll want to do is make sure that you’ve checked the weather forecast for the day of your installation. If rain or snow is expected, there are a couple things to consider:
- Will your site be affected by flooding? If so, will this cause an issue for you and your team? For example, if certain areas of your site flood only if it rains for several hours straight, it might be wise to put up barriers around those areas so that water doesn’t ruin any equipment you leave behind.
- Will certain types of materials on-site be negatively affected by rain or snow? Certain materials (such as lumber) can swell when wet and crack when they dry back out again; knowing how these changes may affect your work could help prevent unexpected problems.
If lightning and thunderstorms are in the forecast near where you’re installing a fountain, being aware of this could mean the difference between safety and tragedy. Lightning can strike anywhere at any time but some tips include:
- Avoiding tall objects like trees – they’re more likely targets than shorter objects such as buildings without metal roofs or fences made entirely out of wood (which act as conductors). Lightning also tends not to strike during heavy rainfall due to its low density; however this doesn’t mean it’s impossible!
Call ahead in case there is a utility that needs to be marked.
Utility companies have a responsibility to the public to make sure that they can safely and easily locate the utility lines on their property. In order to do this, you need to call them at least two business days before you will be digging. They will work with you to schedule a time that works for everyone involved and then send someone out, usually for free, to mark where their utilities are in relation to your location.
In order for this process to go smoothly, you must know what utilities are located on your property and what is required by your local codes. You can find out if there is anything else that needs marking from 811 or the one-call center in your state or city. This will let you know exactly how many utilities are present so that you don’t accidentally cut through more than just water pipes! Also, when calling 811 they may ask if any permits have been pulled; this helps them determine whether there should be additional markings made in advance of excavation activities happening near homes.”
Call the local traffic control or police department if you’ll be working along a busy road.
If any of your work or people working on your behalf will be on a road, you’ll want to make sure the police or traffic control department is aware. You don’t want them to interfere with what you’re doing—you just want to let them know that you’ll be there so they can help keep an eye out for everyone’s safety. Contacting local law enforcement about your project is especially important if you expect large vehicles to be coming and going from the site.
Call the local police, fire department, and ambulance service first thing in the morning of the day you need to start work (or even better: do this a few days in advance). Let them know that you’ll be starting construction and give them any relevant details so that they can flag it for their drivers. Tell them exactly where you’ll be working, who will be there (including family members), and when they can expect construction to end each day. In addition, if there are any hazards at the worksite (like an open trench), let them know where those are located so they can avoid it while responding to emergencies.
Finally, make sure all emergency services have contact information for someone on-site during all hours of operation—and if possible, give contact details for a second person in case the primary person isn’t available when needed. By taking these simple steps ahead of time, emergency response teams should have no issues doing their job correctly and efficiently!
Get an early start to get it done before rush hour or lunch time.
To get the installation done before lunchtime, you need to get an early start.
Begin as early as you can and avoid rush hour if possible.
If you have a traffic control plan (TCP), make sure it’s ready to be used when you start the project.
You should also try to complete your work before the weather changes.
Do not push yourself too hard or run out of time. If this happens, ask for an extension on your permit so that it will be valid until next week instead of today.
Try and get it done during a time when there’s less foot traffic.
- Get it done during a time when there’s less foot traffic.
- Get it done on a day with pleasant weather. Your installers are going to need access to the water mains, which can be challenging if the ground is frozen or covered in snow.
- Plan for a time when you won’t be bothering your neighbors. This can mean getting it done at night (if the city doesn’t have noise restrictions) or on a weekend day when people aren’t home and working.
- Make sure that nothing important is happening in your neighborhood at the same time as your fountain installation—like local festivals or large-scale construction projects.
Set up traffic cones in advance of where you’ll be digging so people know where to stop their cars.
A good way to get ahead of any potential parking issues is to set up traffic cones in advance of where you’ll be digging. Place them at least 100 feet from the dig site, and make sure to set them up in a way that will channel the flow of traffic around your work zone. You should also have cones on both sides of the work area; this will help drivers identify it as a place they shouldn’t enter, even if they don’t notice your other cones as they approach from behind.
Traffic cone tip: use reflective tape on your cones’ bases so drivers can see them from far away (especially at night).
Make sure any heavy equipment has a place to park and won’t block traffic or take up parking spaces.
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Installing water fountains can come with some stress, but proper planning can help minimize the stress level.
Installing water fountains can come with some stress, but proper planning can help minimize the stress level.
The biggest reason for stress during installations is due to lack of proper preparation. This includes not having the right amount of supplies, having unclear instructions on how to set up the water fountain and not knowing who to call if something goes wrong. The more you know about what you are doing, the less likely things will go wrong, therefore reducing your overall stress level during the installation process. Here are a few tips to help you avoid these kinds of situations:
- Know how much time it will take to complete each task before starting
- Make sure that all equipment is in good working order before beginning
- Make sure all parts are available at your location or ready for pick up in case they aren’t delivered on time (this includes tools)
- Get clear instructions on how long each step should take and whether there may be any delays or other issues with getting them done correctly
Installation of water fountains can be a stressful process. There are so many things that could go wrong! But the one thing you don’t want to do is let the stress get to you. Because then you’ll probably end up going insane. And no one wants that.
So here are some quick tips on how to deal with the stress of water fountain installation:
-Take a walk
-Eat some chocolate
-Don’t go bananas
We know that new water fountains can bring you to your breaking point.
So you’ve decided to install a new water fountain at your workplace, and the stress levels are through the roof! Whether you’re bringing in a whole new system or just replacing a few components in your existing fountain, the process is bound to be stressful. But there are ways to deal with this stress and avoid going insane.
First of all, don’t go it alone. You’ll need some help if you want to get through this without driving yourself crazy. Start by finding someone who’s also stressed out about installing the water fountain—like another co-worker or your boss—and talk about what’s bothering you.
It may be hard to admit that something as simple as a water fountain is causing you anxiety, but talking about it will help you figure out what the real problem is: Do you feel like everyone else is taking it more seriously than you? Are you afraid of losing control over the situation? Or do you just feel overwhelmed by everything that needs to get done before installation day? The sooner you identify these feelings, the better equipped you’ll be able to deal with them when they come up again.
Next, take some time for yourself. Go on vacation or
When you’re installing a water fountain in the middle of a crowded city, there’s bound to be some stress. You might encounter some resistance from the public, or even just from your own employees. Don’t let it get to you! Here are a few tips on how to deal with the stress of your next installation:
1) Take deep breaths. This may sound obvious, but when we’re stressed out, we often forget to breathe deeply. Taking deep breaths will help you calm down and think more rationally about what’s going on.
2) Take a step back and look at the big picture. When everything is going wrong, it can be easy to focus on all the little problems that are piling up and lose sight of your company’s overall mission. Remind yourself that setbacks are normal and they don’t mean you’ve failed; they mean you’re human!
3) Remember that this too shall pass! Even if things seem like they’ll never end, remind yourself that nothing lasts forever—not even an installation gone wrong!
It’s no secret that installing water fountains can be stressful.
But it doesn’t have to be!
With a few simple tips, you can keep your head above water and remain cool, calm, and collected as you go about your day.
Going insane? Don’t!
Installing a water fountain at your office is stressful. But there’s no need to wallow in stress and despair—we’re here to help. Here are a few tips to help you plan, order, and install your new water fountain without losing your mind.
What do you do when your job requires you to install water fountains and constantly be around the sound of rushing water?
You learn to live with it.
I know what you’re thinking: “That sounds impossible! How can you possibly concentrate on other tasks when you’re surrounded by the soothing sounds of gurgling water all day?” Well, I’ll tell you how: because this is my job, and I can’t afford not to do it.
When I started working as an installer for [company name], I wasn’t sure how long I’d last. I was afraid the constant sound of flowing water would drive me insane. But it didn’t. Instead, it has actually helped me relax in my off-hours and focus at work. It turns out there’s a reason they put those water fountains in office buildings—they actually make us more productive! Who knew?
If you ever find yourself in my shoes—unable to escape the calming, peaceful sounds of a trickling stream—remember that it doesn’t have to be something that stresses you out. All it takes is a shift in perspective, and soon enough, anyone can learn to love the continuous, melodic swooshing of water lapping over rocks.
It’s official: you’re the one in charge of the water fountain installation.
This means you have to make sure the fountain is installed properly, is safe for use, and looks great. You also need to make sure it was worth your company’s money. And oh-by-the-way—you might have to do all this while managing a team, too.
How do you cope with all of this pressure?
We’ve got you covered. Read on for our tips and tricks for ensuring a safe, successful water fountain installation.