A guide to finding a reliable plumber in Singapore

Leaking water tap, broken pipes, a choke in the toilet bowl, clogged drain, a faulty heater! These are familiar plumbing problems you experience at home. If you believe in Murphy’s Law, you know anything that can go wrong will go wrong. But the key is to fix these. So, instead of stressing out, you have two options: (1) Fix it by yourself if you have the essential tools, expertise, and time or (2) Hire a reliable plumber whom you can rely on and stay worry-free.

Factors to consider before hiring a plumber

  1. Experience – You should be wary of hiring the services of just about anyone who presents themselves as plumbers on websites like Gumtree, Locanto or similar online portals. When you contact a plumber or a plumbing service company, ask for their years of experience in doing the kind of work that you intend to entrust them with. If possible, check for their reputation online through Google business ratings or customer feedback. Plumbing is an expensive affair, one wrong move will result in disaster and unforeseen additional expenses.
  2. Licence – Since October 2018, Singapore government has made it mandatory for plumbers to obtain a licence for performing services more complex than the installation of a sink or unblocking of floor traps. A licensed plumber or a plumbing company is a sign of trust and expertise. They can also assure warranty for services offered. What else do we need for our peace of mind?
  3. Insurance – Despite hiring the best plumber in town, circumstances may arise where your plumbing job goes wrong resulting in further damage to your property. We recommend you to hire someone who offers you some level of insurance protection.
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10% OFF CLEANING SERVICES

Terms and conditions:

  • 10% off will be applied automatically with successful input of the promo code “CARE10” on the Sendhelper app for cleaning services. This promotion is not valid with other discounts or promotions.
  • Offer valid until 27th March 2020 only. Job must be booked between 23rd March and 27th March 2020 with “CARE10” to be completed anytime between 23rd March to 29th March 2020.
  • The promo code “CARE10” can only be used once.
  • Claimants shall be required to key in the promo code “CARE10” to get the 10% off. Failure to key in promo code will not have any 10% off for the promotion.
  • 10% off is entitled up to $5 discount only.
  • Claimants shall not have any cancellation of jobs during the Promotion Period.
  • 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.
  • Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.
  • Sendhelper, through the Sendhelper platform, offers information & a method to obtain the above services but does not itself provide these services. The provision of these services is up to the independent professionals, scheduled through the Sendhelper Platform.

4 Tips to Stay Sane While Working from Home

With the spread of coronavirus across the globe, governments have issued international travel bans and restricted public commute and gatherings to encourage social distancing. In line with these policies companies including Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook etc. are recommending their employees to work from home until the foreseeable future to mitigate the risk of contracting COVID-19.

Although flexible work arrangements in the corporate sector have been on the rise in the recent past, for many teams working from home is a first. If you are not used to working from home, the current situation throws several challenges at you from prioritising work versus household chores to staying alone versus going out for a cocktail party with colleagues after work. Inadvertently, you are forced to change your routine and lifestyle.

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10% OFF AIRCON SERVICES

Terms and conditions:

  • 10% off will be applied automatically with successful input of the promo code “FRESHAIR10” on the Sendhelper app. This promotion is not valid with other discounts or promotions.
  • Offer valid with jobs booked from 18th March to 31st March 2020 with “FRESHAIR10.”
  • The promo code “FRESHAIR10” can only be used once.
  • Claimants shall be required to key in the promo code “FRESHAIR10” to get the 10% off. Failure to key in promo code will not have any 10% off for the promotion.
  • 10% off is entitled up to $15 discount and applicable to labour charges only.
  • Claimants shall not have any cancellation of jobs during the Promotion Period.
  • 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.
  • Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.
  • Sendhelper, through the Sendhelper platform, offers information & a method to obtain the above services but does not itself provide these services. The provision of these services is up to the independent professionals, scheduled through the Sendhelper Platform.

Coronavirus: A guide to disinfection for workplaces

In his recent public speech on March 12, 2020, Singapore’s Prime Minister, Mr. Lee Hsien Loong addressed the economic concerns arising from the current COVID-19 outbreak. To support businesses, workers and households in crisis, the government announced a $4 billion support and stabilisation package last month. A second package of measures to keep everyone stay afloat while grappling with the current challenging situation has been promised.

While several economic measures are undertaken in this period, the National Environment Agency (NEA) has issued specific guidelines for cleaning and disinfection for businesses in the non-healthcare sector to keep their premises safe from SARS-CoV-2, the official name of the coronavirus causing the COVID-19 disease.

Studies reveal that the virus can survive on surfaces of different kinds for 2-3 days. The virus can survive on plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours and  and on cardboard for up to 24 hours. So, before you start your shift from the office or shared working space:

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10% OFF LAUNDRY SERVICES

Terms and conditions:

  1. This promotion is available by invitation only via email for select customers.
  2. 10% off will be applied automatically with successful input of the promo code “WASH10” on Sendhelper. This promotion is not valid with other discounts or promotions.
  3. Offer valid with jobs booked from 16th March to 31st March 2020 with “WASH10.”
  4. The promo code “WASH10” can only be used once.
  5. Claimants shall be required to key in the promo code “WASH10” to get the 10% off. Failure to key in promo code will not have any 10% off for the promotion.
  6. 10% off is entitled up to $5 discount only and a minimum of $25 must be spent.
  7. Claimants shall not have any cancellation of jobs during the Promotion Period.
  8. 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.
  9. Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.
  10. Sendhelper, through the Sendhelper platform, offers information & a method to obtain the above services but does not itself provide these services. The provision of these services is up to the independent professionals, scheduled through the Sendhelper Platform.

UPTO 30% CASHBACK

Terms and conditions:

  • 30% cashback up to a maximum of $30 on the 2nd job completed on 12th and 14th March 2020 (“Promotion Period”) on Sendhelper. This cashback is not valid with other discounts or promotions.
  • The 2 jobs required for qualifying (“Qualifying Jobs”) for this promo cannot be recurring jobs.
  • Offer valid from 12th to 14th March 2020 only.
  • No cashback applicable to material charges.
  • In the event of more than 1 job falling on the same date, cashback will be applied to the job with the lower amount.
  • Claimants shall be required to provide the 2 completed job IDs for their jobs within the promotion period so as to redeem the cashback.
  • Cashback credits will only be given to customers with successful payment of Qualifying Jobs.
  • Credits cannot be used to pay for Qualifying Jobs under this offer as credit packages are bought at a promotional rate and cannot be used in conjunction with this promotion.
  • Claimants shall not have any cancellation of jobs during the Promotion Period.
  • 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.
  • Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.
  • Sendhelper, through the Sendhelper platform, offers information & a method to obtain the above services but does not itself provide these services. The provision of these services is up to the independent professionals, scheduled through the Sendhelper Platform.

A Guide to Cleaning Parquet Flooring

Parquet is a wooden flooring style that emerged in the 17th century in France. To create designs, a selection of hardwoods is cut into geometric figures and arranged in sophisticated novel patterns. These wooden pieces are sanded, polished and glued down into unique arrangements.

Parquet or wooden flooring demanded craftsmanship of the highest level in its early era; only the wealthiest in the society afforded it as it was far more expensive than other floorings. Despite the high cost of installation parquet flooring continued its popularity until 1930s when carpets were introduced, a cheaper, warmer and exotic alternative to wooden flooring. However, with the advent of wooden manufacturing technology, parquet flooring became less expensive and thus clawed back to market popularity in the 1980s.

Parquet flooring is known to make a living room or lounge warm, cosy and elegant. It goes well with several interior styles from classic to vintage, modern or contemporary.

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International Women’s Day: Its history and values

International Women’s Day celebrated on 8th March globally, is a day to recognise achievements of women in political, cultural, social and economic disciplines. It is a collective celebration of womanhood with an aim to campaign for women’s rights. The day calls for actions towards accelerating gender parity

Although there is common consensus that every day is women’s day, let us briefly look at the history of International Women’s Day, the values that drive the celebration, and the theme for this year.

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10% off cleaning services.

Terms and conditions:

  • 10% off will be applied automatically with successful input of the promo code “CLEAN10” on Sendhelper. This promotion is not valid with other discounts or promotions.
  • Offer valid until 8th March 2020 only. Job must be booked between 5th March and 8th March 2020 with “CLEAN10” for the job to be completed anytime between 5th March to 31st March 2020.
  • The promo code “CLEAN10” can only be used once.
  • Claimants shall be required to key in the promo code “CLEAN10” to get the 10% off. Failure to key in promo code will not have any 10% off for the promotion.
  • 10% off is entitled up to $5 discount only.
  • Claimants shall not have any cancellation of jobs during the Promotion Period.
  • 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.
  • Sendhelper’s decision on all matters relating to the promotion will be final and binding on all participants.
  • Sendhelper, through the Sendhelper platform, offers information & a method to obtain the above services but does not itself provide these services. The provision of these services is up to the independent professionals, scheduled through the Sendhelper Platform.