From finding the best cleaner, to air-con servicing and giving old furniture a new lease of life, our readers pass on their tips for home services.
A-Team Amahs & Cleaners
Duarte Lopes de Mendonça, Portuguese
We came across A-Team Amahs & Cleaners in Expat Living and we also looked at their online reviews. We were reassured by the fact they only employ legalised helpers with experience, and they also offer flexibility to change if needs be.
We were looking for overall cleaning of our house and ironing. It was important for us that the company would replace whoever was supplied if we weren’t happy. Although they quote a specific number of items to iron, they are flexible and willing to adapt to customers to meet their needs.
We are happy with the service and how they managed to find an honest, hard-working and respectful helper for us. Their customer service approach and willingness to try and respond to needs is what made it possible to find the right person. The pricing is roughly the same as everywhere else but with the added bonus that their workers have all the right credentials, the required training and a willingness to listen.
We would recommend them for all of the above and because we’re very happy with the person we have now.
Aircon Servicing SG
Natalie Nguyen, American
My rental contract requires the usual quarterly air conditioner servicing. Being new to the country, I asked one of my other friends who also lived in our condo and she recommended Aircon Servicing SG. She’d had good experience with them, and said that they were punctual and professional.
They did a general cleaning, and topped up the gas for my air-con. They also did a chemical wash for my bedroom unit, which was the most heavily used.
Their pricing was really great – I remember doing a quick comparison after the session to see if I overpaid, and they were actually cheaper than all the options I looked up on Google. The technicians were punctual and professional, and they were in and out very quickly. My aircon was much cooler after the servicing, and the fan noise was also much reduced for the unit they did chemical servicing for. All in all, it was very quick and efficient.
I would recommend Aircon Servicing SG to others. When these kinds of services are built into rental contracts, it’s easiest to go for a cost-effective, reliable and convenient option.
Jenny O’Malley, American
I heard about Retro Dec from a friend. I had been looking for a bookshelf for our daughter’s nursery, but couldn’t find one that I liked. I had a dark teak one that we were using in a different room, so I contacted the company to paint it for us.
Ronnie from Retro Dec came to our house to give us a quote for one bookshelf, and since then he has painted seven pieces of our furniture, from bookshelves to sideboards, a bar and trunks! He has helped us transform our home into a brand new space with our existing pieces.
From the moment I contacted Ronnie, he has been so pleasant to deal with. His pricing is highly competitive, he is so professional, responds in a timely manner, and is very efficient. I have already recommended him to many of our friends and all have been equally happy. I would advise considering painting or refurbishing an old piece of furniture, rather than buying something brand new. It’s amazing what Retro Dec can do!
Anne Bresman, American
“We were in the process of renovating our townhouse and were looking for a company who could ensure our home technology completely integrated within the design. We knew our needs were complex. I’d heard of Tekkie Help from one of the expat groups on Facebook. The reviews and feedback were all very positive, so I reached out to them.
They worked with us during the renovation to ensure our home was running with the very latest technology. They worked closely with our interior designer to ensure all power and data points were in the correct places, that the furniture was able to hold all the equipment, and that wiring was concealed. We even have a special drawer to hold some wires and equipment.
We had an advanced WiFi network set up to give full coverage throughout the house, including the basement. IP security cameras were supplied and installed, media player and Apple TV was set up to ensure access to an extensive range of international media content, Sonos speakers were installed, as well as our home office, and a network attached storage device was also set up, for central storage and backup of all our devices.
Tekkie Help’s service is amazing! They made sure everything was perfect, but even more impressive is their after service care. I’ve phoned during dinnertime on a Wednesday night and Bo is always available to walk through any questions or challenges we face. The icing on the cake is that their pricing is very reasonable!”
We spoke with the team from Iimafix about helping with your home needs.
Tell us about the company, in a nutshell.
We offer a new concept in property maintenance and repair, delivered by a team of professionals, with strong IT backup, ensuring a safe and well-maintained home for our customers. Our services include air-con repair and maintenance, plumbing, electrical and inspection services, and computer repair.
Who carries out these jobs?
Our home care technicians. They’re experienced professionals who take pride in their work and meet the stringent Iimafix standards on repair quality, conduct, cleanliness and tidiness. They understand what your home means to you – they are quick and accurate, with no fuss and no mess. Our technicians will arrive at your home having been fully briefed on the required repairs and, as far as possible, will have all tools and parts required to do the job immediately. We promise to minimise noise and disturbance – and we’ll leave the repair site clean and tidy.
What’s the best way to book?
Our web app makes booking repairs simple; just choose a date and time that works for you and our Iimafix smart resource allocation system (ISRAS) will assign the best-located technician to your repair, minimising your transport costs.
Do you guarantee your work?
We’ll follow up to check that everything is in order, and we guarantee our repairs for six months. We are upfront with the costs associated with your repair and won’t hit you with unexpected extras.
Find out more at iimafix.com
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