Get your 20% cashback by requesting and complete any one-time service from 23rd Oct to 25th Oct!

Get your 20% cashback by requesting and complete any one-time service from 23rd Oct to 25th Oct 2018 to redeem it for your next job!

Terms & Conditions

  1. 20% cashback will be available to be applied to the second job completed on the platform for up to a maximum of $20 off the total bill.  This promotion is not valid with other discounts or promotions, and not applicable to recurring orders.
  2. The offer is valid only until 25th October 2018.
  3. Credits cannot be used to pay for the services done from 23rd Oct to 25th October  2018 as credit packages are bought at a promotional rate and cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
  4. Sendhelper reserves the right at its absolute discretion to terminate, vary, delete or add any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
  5. Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.

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Your phone can now fix your plumbing too!

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Benjamin Franklin once said ‘A small leak will sink a great ship.’. Although most of us do not live on ships, a small leak in our homes might ‘sink’ our bills. A small leak in our faucets can amount to the wastage of 340 litres of water daily. In addition to the rise in water prices here in Singapore, all the more do we need to save water on a day to day basis! Here are some ways in which we can avoid ‘sinking’ our utility bills.

  • Reducing water pressure while showering

You read it right.  Most pipes are made with a threshold for certain ranges of water pressure changes. While showering with high water pressures might feel good, it may not be good for the state of your pipes. This is because excessive water pressures can damage and cause leaks in your pipes. Not only do you prolong the lifespan of your pipes as when you reduce water pressure during showers, you also reduce the amount of water used during showers, which in turn lowers your utility bills!

  • Check for Pipe Damages

In addition to point 1, excess water pressure may result in fixture cracks. When this happens, you will notice leaking pipe or in general, leaking of water. Fixture cracks may happen out of sight, under our sinks. When there are sounds of water dripping in the toilet regularly occurring, it is likely that there are fixture cracks in the pipes which you can’t see. Additionally, hot temperatures and high water pressures strains pipe joints. When you hear banging or clanking sounds while showering, especially when you are taking a hot shower, this is a sign of pipe joint issues. It is also important to conduct water heater repair if its performance or reliability reduces with time.

Furthermore, nothing lasts forever. If your pipes have been laid 20-30 years ago, the likelihood of it facing corrosion issues is high. This is because the materials used to make pipes then are of lower quality than materials used to construct pipes today. Hence older pipes are more susceptible to corrosion than those of today.

In such circumstances, call a plumber to examine your pipes and repair any damages before it gets out of hand. Sendhelper is a great place to book and purchase a variety of plumber services in Singapore suitable to your needs and budget. You can use the Sendhelper app on iOS App Store or Google Play Store to book and confirm plumbing services as quickly as the same day or following day of the booking to treat your pipe damages immediately! You can also get 24 hour plumbers in case of emergency.

  • Treat your Clogs

The lump of hair. Perhaps children’s toy parts from entertaining them in the shower. There are more causes to a clog than these. By clearing the shower drainage every day after showers, you can prevent such clogs from happening. However, when you realise that the water takes a longer time to drain or has stopped flowing through altogether, it is about time you call for plumbing services for a drain cleaner. This is because the aforementioned will eventually cause pipes beneath to leak, which wastes water.

The aforementioned are ways in which we can prevent water wastage by being diligent about the conditions of our water pipes. Of course, there are other ways in which we can prevent and decrease water wastage. Most importantly, we have to be diligent about the little things in the toilet and rectify issues as soon as we notice them.

 

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Aircons are 1/4th of your energy bills and its killing the world!

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According to a report by Straits Times, it was noted that Singaporean household energy consumption has increased by 17% over the past decade. This trend is caused by our usage of air-conditioning, which contributes to 24% of the average household’s electricity consumption. Air conditioning has become an essential part of our lives in Singapore. Many of us work and sleep better in cooler temperatures, so phasing out air conditioning from our daily lives is impractical. The only viable option available to us in such tropical regions is to ensure that we take steps to reduce our energy consumption on air conditioning units. Such energy consumption is directly linked to the efficiency of the air conditioning units.

When we use our aircon, the air conditioning unit tends to accumulate particles in the air, namely dust and dirt. This accumulation of dirt and dust, obstructs air flow. This reduces the system’s efficiency substantially. If not rectified, the filter may carry dirt particles into the evaporator coil, which adversely affects the heat-absorbing capabilities of the coil. Thus, after a few years, your air conditioner substantially loses efficiency. In fact, not servicing your air conditioners regularly causes it to lose 5% of its efficiency each year!

This results in the aircon unit consuming more energy, which we all know contributes to climate change adversely. Collectively, the energy wasted means that more electricity has to be produced. Electricity generation plants end up burning more fossil fuels to meet this increased demand for electricity. In addition to this, aircons release tons of greenhouse gases which contribute to global warming. It is a vicious cycle – the increased usage of air conditioning feeds the increase in global temperature, which feeds the need for the former.

Having our air con maintenance done regularly will help reduce our energy consumption.

With regular servicing of your aircon, the once inefficient aircon is able to return to 95% of its original efficiency. The clean aircon unit no longer needs to consume as much electricity as before to provide the cool home which you enjoy. This also reduces your carbon footprint!

Professionals advise that although you may not think that your aircon is malfunctioning, it should at least be serviced and inspected four times a year. Having a specialist inspect your aircon unit to conduct aircon cleaning and aircon chemical wash may help to bring issues to light which can be nipped at the bud. Regularly carrying out aircon maintenance not only helps to keep the aircon functions in their best state, but also prevents situations where small issues could magnify and become costlier to repair at a later stage. Furthermore, servicing your aircon unit regularly can increase its efficiency by up to 15%.

If you have not been regularly servicing your aircon, delay no more! With platforms such as Sendhelper, you can conveniently have a variety of aircon repair & maintenance services in Singapore at an affordable price! Easy to use, you can download the Sendhelper app from iOS App Store or Google Play Store to book aircon services that you need today!

 

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4 Tips for lowering your utility bills!

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In Singapore, electricity tariffs and water prices have risen this quarter. Fret not! Your utility bills need not rise along with tariffs and price hikes. Here are 4 suggested measures in which you can manage your electricity and water usage more efficiently.

  • Check for running toilets

The most prevalent reason for a high water bill is water running in your toilets. The trickling of the flush might not sound like a large amount of water flow but it can waste up to 758 litres of water or more daily. Not only does this add to your water utilities bill, it also environmentally unfriendly. Some people try to fix their toilet flushes on their own. However, this is a case which calls for a specialist. Hence, it is advisable to engage plumbing services to rectify the problem in such situations as trying to fix the default on your own might aggravate the issue.

  • Install a water meter

According to an article by Independent, having a water meter installed at home helps consumers to save money. In a home which does not have a water meter, the bill is based on the rateable value. This does not account for the water used. Those who use a lot of water and those who use less water are charged the same amount. However, when a water meter is installed, users are better informed of their actual consumption habits. This allows them to adjust their water consumption accordingly to minimise their water bills.

  • Repair faulty electrical wiring

Does your home’s circuit breaker trip multiple times in a month? Ever smelled an odd burnt odour in your house? Or has a wall outlet at home ever felt warm? These are signs of faulty wiring. The additional heat shows that extra electricity is consumed to produce heat on top of powering your devices. Essentially, electricity is not efficiently used.

Frayed or damaged wiring are more common but not limited to old houses. Having a pet also increases the probability of your wiring being damaged as some pets do chew on wires. Such cases require a licensed electrician to fix the wires as exposed wires are dangerous to handle on our own. Engaging a handyman in Singapore to repair faulty wiring minimises safety hazards. Moreover, the electrician will also be able to spot additional potential electrical hazards if there are any.

  • Switch to energy efficient electrical appliances

In 2014, National Environment Agency of Singapore (NEA) rolled out a new rating to help consumers better identify energy efficient products. Appliances with rated 5 ticks consume less energy. Check the rating of your household appliances and see if they fall within the range of 5 ticks. Refrigerators, televisions and clothes dryers consume a huge proportion of your household’s electricity. While it may be costly to change these appliances in the short run, switching these appliances with more energy efficient ones would help you save cost in the long run. 

Affordable and quick, Sendhelper helps to match consumers with a variety of handyman services in Singapore according to their preferred price points and needs. You can use the Sendhelper app on iOS App Store or Google Play Store to book and confirm handyman services as quickly as the same day or following day of the booking!

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Get your 20% cashback by requesting and complete any one-time service from 16th Oct to 18th Oct!

Get your 20% cashback by requesting and complete any one-time service from 16th Oct to 18th Oct 2018 to redeem it for your next job!

Terms & Conditions

  1. 20% cashback will be available to be applied to the second job completed on the platform for up to a maximum of $20 off the total bill.  This promotion is not valid with other discounts or promotions, and not applicable to recurring orders.
  2. The offer is valid only until 18th October 2018.
  3. Credits cannot be used to pay for the services done from 16th to 18th October as credit packages are bought at a promotional rate and cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
  4. Sendhelper reserves the right at its absolute discretion to terminate, vary, delete or add any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
  5. Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.

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3 REASONS WHY IT IS MORE COSTLY TO PURCHASE FAST-FASHION CLOTHES

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According to Wall Street Journal, the average person only wears 20% of the clothes in their closet. Yet shopping for clothes still remain an enjoyable process for many.  The idea of being able to enjoy a new look at a low price sounds great. This is the motivation for many consumers to choose purchasing cheaper clothes instead of quality clothes. However, purchasing cheap clothes are more expensive than purchasing quality clothes of higher prices.

At this point, you might be thinking ‘What?! How can it be more expensive to buy cheap clothes?’, that the disparity in prices have already been expressed on the price tags. Let’s look at why buying quality clothes are easier on the pocket.

  • The lifespans of fast fashion clothes in your closet are substantially shorter than those of quality clothes

Let’s say that you’re searching for a shirt for work. A working shirt at a fast fashion store might cost you $40. Assuming that you wear them for an interview, the cost of wearing the shirt would be $50. If you wear it 5 times, it would be $10. However, because of the thread work, lint balls and pilling may begin to form on the shirt.  This is because fast fashion clothes are made of 100% low-grade cotton which wear and tear easily. Each time the shirt wears out, you will have to replace it. Such incidences might happen 3-4 times a year.

However, let’s say that you invest in a quality dress shirt of higher price range. For example, this shirt might set you back at $100 when you purchase it. It may cost twice the price of the former initially. With the right laundry services, this shirt can be worn many times over the years without having to be replaced. These shirts might require dry cleaning, which often sounds costly. However, with platforms such as Sendhelper, you can laundry services at your doorstep are available in Singapore at an affordable rate. Quality laundry services helps you to maintain the quality of your clothes throughout the years. In comparison to replacing shirts a few times a year and replacing a shirt once every few years, the latter option is cheaper than the former. Furthermore, if you wear this shirt more than 16 times a year, the cost of wearing the shirt would be way below $10.

  • Fast fashion warps your notion of value

Though we all enjoy discounts and savings, the rise of fast fashion causes us to expect that the prices of our clothing cost close to nothing. Yet this cost is allocated elsewhere. According to Independent , ‘ pressure to reduce cost and the time it takes a product from design to shop floor means that environmental corners are more likely to be cut.’ . Not only does the hastened process of producing fast fashion clothing causes more damage to the environment, the clothes produced are of lesser quality. We end up compromising the quality of our environment because of some cost savings.

  • You will grow accustomed to the low quality of fast fashion clothes

As the saying goes, ‘you get what you pay for ‘. Nothing more true than these words can be used to describe fast fashion clothes. The cheap price paid for these clothes means not only are your clothes made of cheap fabrics, the workmanship of these clothes are likely to be of low quality too. It is a common sight for fast fashion clothes to have defects such as small holes or running thread noticed after purchase. Due to the low cost of these purchases, consumers are less likely to feel bothered by the idea of throwing these defective purchases away as they don’t cost much. With our lowered expectations towards the quality of clothes, we grow accustomed to low quality fast fashion clothes. The act of throwing away clothes before wearing them repeats itself frequently. What we should take note of is that while these clothes may be cheap, throwing these new clothes away is also throwing hard earned money away. While we may not feel the pinch at the moment of discarding the defective piece, it is a substantial amount when we add all the costs of throwing different defective pieces away. When all these costs are added together, the amount spent on fast fashion is higher than the amount spent of quality clothes and the laundry services required for maintenance.

Finding clothes which fit and maintaining them through time is a challenge. However, a variety of services such as clothing subscription services and laundry services are available in Singapore to answer these needs. The key is to finding which of these services suit your needs best. 

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4 SMART TIPS TO BECOME MORE PRODUCTIVE

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Looking back at the whole week, have you ever felt that you could do more? Or perhaps, things could be done better? A report could be written better. Perhaps more time could be spent with family. If these situations sound vaguely familiar, rest assured you’re not alone. With these few tips on being more productive, these worries can be a thing of the past.

  • Have a to-do list

Research has found that writing to-do lists helps us to sleep better. Amidst our busy lifestyles, 101 tasks fight for our attention. Just looking at them raises our stress levels. By writing our to-do lists, we are breaking down our mountains into small and manageable steps. When we write down what is to be done and tick each task off, the load on our shoulders are minimised. With a clearer mind and less anxiety, of course we would attain better sleep!

  • Do not multi- task

Living in 24/7 culture and having long lists of to-dos does overwhelm us. The many tasks to be done may make multi-tasking a tempting solution. Don’t. Not only are we unable to focus, the quality of our tasks done are also compromised. In some situations, work has to be done again because of the lacking quality, which wastes our time and adds unnecessary stress.

  • Listen to music

Listening to our favourite jams before getting our tasks done sets our mood right. The good mood from listening to our favourite music creates a positive frame of mind. This allows us to make sharper decisions, completing our tasks in a shorter span of time.

  • Keep your home environment organised

In a study done by Princeton University, it was found that mothers who had to deal with clutter were found to have higher levels of stress than their peers. Home is a place of rest and it should remain as such. Keeping our home environments organised creates a feeling of space and freedom. This allows us to relax better as opposed to a cluttered environment. Using home cleaning services in Singapore is an effortless way to achieve this. You can book part time cleaners with a single tap on the Sendhelper App which is available on both iOS App Store and Google Play Store.

The ways to increase productivity in our lives are not limited to the aforementioned tips. Several productivity tools are available in the market today as well. Some products and strategies may suit us better than others. The key is to keep trying to find what works best for us.

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We are looking for a front-end developer!

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About us

Founded in 2015, Sendhelper’s mobile-first, on-demand platforms connect service providers and jobseekers with consumers and employers. The company is currently focused on using gamification, machine learning and blockchain technologies to create a network- based platforms aimed at organising the blue-collar labour market and eliminating frictional unemployment. Sendhelper is headquartered in Singapore and has teams located in 4 countries across the region.

 

What you will do

At Sendhelper, we are looking for a React Native developer to join our expanding team. We need someone who is proactive and ready to contribute from day one. As the React Native developer , you will play an important role in creating new features and enhancing existing features to improve customer’s experience.

 

Who you are

  • A graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree
  • Familiar with RESTful APIs to connect to back-end services
  • Possess a strong knowledge of UI design principles, patterns, and best practices
  • Knowledgeable about the React Native ecosystem and the libraries available for common tasks.
  • Familiar with the use of other libraries
  • Have hands on experience with Maps ( e.g. Google Map, etc)
  • Familiarity with cloud message APIs and push notifications
  • Possess an understanding of iOS and Android user interface guidelines
  • Possess a proficient understanding of code versioning tools , such as Git , SVN
  • Able to propose new ideas for continuous improvement of products and development processes
  • Familiar with continuous integration and Unite Testing
  • Have experience in at least one of the Native App Development Frameworks (swift, Objective-C, Java)

 

It is a plus if you:

  • Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or Engineering

 

Interested? Drop us an email with your resume attached at  team@sendhelper.com

 

 

 

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PROMOTION: Get $50 ON YOUR FIRST ORDER. EXCLUSIVE TO FIRST-TIME USERS.

First-time users will get 50% cashback off their total bill on any service completed before 31 October 2018.
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$50 off first order (oct 18)

Terms & Conditions

  1. 50% cashback will be available to be applied to the second job completed on the platform for up to a maximum of $50 off the total bill. This promotion is applicable to first-time users only and cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts or promotions.
  2. Valid only until 31st October 2018.
  3. Credits cannot be used to pay for the services done from 1st to 31st October 2018 as credit packages are bought at a promotional rate and cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
  4. Sendhelper reserves the right at its absolute discretion to terminate, vary, delete or add any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
  5. Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.

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Complete a job between 9th October till 11th October 2018 to receive 20% cashback

Complete a job between 9th October till 11th October 2018 to receive 20% cashback (capped at $20)

Terms & Conditions

  1. 20% cashback will be available to be applied to the second job completed on the platform for up to a maximum of $20 off the total bill.  This promotion is not valid with other discounts or promotions, and not applicable to recurring orders.
  2. The offer is valid only until 11th October 2018.
  3. Credits cannot be used to pay for the services done from 9th to 11th October as credit packages are bought at a promotional rate and cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
  4. Sendhelper reserves the right at its absolute discretion to terminate, vary, delete or add any of these terms and conditions from time to time without notice.
  5. Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.

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