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Door Varnishing & Door Painting

Door Varnishing & Door Painting

Door Varnishing & Door Painting
Steps to Applying Varnish on Doors
You can approach varnishing a door as an afternoon project or as one worth two or more days of your time, and the difference is immediately noticeable. A quick coat of varnish will undoubtedly improve the door's appearance, but a proper finishing job usually requires extensive preparations and multiple coats. Going to the trouble of taking the door down and laying it flat makes preparation easier and allows the varnish to level more evenly.
Preparation
Removing the hardware is preferable to covering it with masking tape, and you can do that most easily after you've laid the door flat on sawhorses. If the door has a previous finish, you may want to strip it off with a chemical stripper, but it's possible to recoat a finish in good condition. If you choose to leave the old finish intact, it's important to thoroughly wash all sides of the door with detergent and water. Whether you remove the finish or not, the door needs to be sanded, but first you should apply wood filler to any areas that need it.
Sanding
The process of sanding is necessarily more involved if you strip off the finish. To do it properly, you'll need to make several passes with a palm sander and progressively finer grades of sandpaper. A rotary tool fitted with a sanding drum accessory makes short work of corners and crevices inside molding. If you are varnishing over an old finish, the palm sander isn't necessary because all that's necessary is to scuff up the surface and sand down any filler you applied. You can scuff with 150-grit sandpaper, but you may need 120-grit paper to level the filler.
Staining
Staining the door is appropriate if you've removed an old finish or you're varnishing a new, unfinished door, and it gives extra ultraviolet protection to an exterior door that gets sun. Most stains can be applied with a brush or a rag, and you should allow them to penetrate for several minutes before wiping off the excess with a dry rag. Always use strokes that go with the grain of the wood, whether you're applying the stain or wiping it off. Most stains need up to 24 hours to dry and penetrate before you varnish over them.
Varnishing
You can apply varnish with a brush or you can spray it. In either case, several light coats are better than one or two heavy ones. After applying a coat to one side, let it dry, then coat the other side. After that side dries, both sides should be sanded lightly with fine sandpaper before recoating. Some varnishes, especially marine-grade products, take several hours to dry, so you should expect the varnishing process to take two days or more, depending on how many coats you apply. Sand before each coat you apply, but be sure not to sand the final coat.

Door Repair Tips

Time and age cause doors to bind and stick. As your house settles, doors sag in their frames; in addition, repeated painting and dirt create buildup. Or, a door may have been misaligned from the start. A variety of problems occur with doors. Some, such as damage to their surfaces, can happen to any type of doors. Other problems are unique to the way a door operates. Pocket doors can jump their tracks, bi-fold doors can pop out of their pivot mounts, and hinged doors can become stuck in their frames.

In this article, we’ll help you repair all of these types of interior door problems, beginning with hinged doors, which can become balky, sticking in their frame, they can become too loose to seal properly, or their surfaces can become damaged.

Please note that many problems that occur with exterior entry doors, such as a front door, are the same as those that happen to interior doors.

HomeTips
Mark the door with a light pencil line where it binds against the jamb.

Fixing a Door That Binds
If a door binds or rubs against the jamb, identify the spots where it binds by sliding a thin strip of cardboard or wood between the door and the jambs. Then mark the areas where the door is binding with a pencil. Look for a buildup of paint, which usually is the culprit. Hold a sharp wood chisel flat against the surface, and slice off the excess. Then smooth the surface with fine-grit sandpaper. Coat the door edges and the jambs with paraffin.

If that doesn’t do the trick, try adjusting the hinges. Many doors bind against the upper corner of the jamb or drag across the carpet. Close the door, and check how it fits in the jamb. Look for tight spots, and make sure the top edge of the door is level. If it appears to be more than 1/4 inch out of level, the cause is probably settling or sagging.

You can usually solve this by replacing the center screw of the upper hinge with a longer, 2 1/2-inch screw, angled slightly toward the jamb’s center. First, clean off any dirt, and repair or replace any bent hinges. Drive the screw in snugly, and tighten the other screws that secure the hinge. If they can’t be tightened, repair the screw holes by packing them with short pieces of a glue-coated dowel. Then replace the screws.

Another culprit in a door that binds is humidity, which can cause a door to swell and stick. To fix this, you will probably have to remove the door and sand or plane down the high spots. Before removing the door and planing it, first try sanding the areas with coarse, followed by finer, sandpaper.

HomeTips
Plane the edge of the door, working from the corner toward the center.

To plane the door, you’ll need to remove it. For instructions on removing a door, see How to Remove a Door.

How to Plane a Door
Using a pencil, mark the area to be planed on both faces of the door. Typically, you should be able to slide a dime between the door and the jamb along both sides and the top.

Set the door on edge, and, using a jack plane with a sharp blade set to make a very shallow cut, plane in line with the wood grain to avoid gouging the wood. Plane the top or bottom rail or hinge stile if that’s where the door binds. Avoid planing the lock stile—not only is the lock side usually beveled to allow for a tight fit, but planing it can also compromise the way the lock set fits. Hold the plane at a slight angle and flat against the surface. At the door’s top and bottom, plane from the corner toward the middle to avoid splitting the ends of the stiles.

Don’t take too much off—remember, the door will shrink back up when the air is drier. Finish by coating the door edges and jambs with paraffin.

Fixing a Loose Door
fix loose door strike plate
If door rattles, adjust the position of the strike plate.
This is generally the opposite of sticking in the jamb. When an interior door rattles, this means the door stop and/or the strike plate are not tight enough. If the strike plate has a flange in the center that can be bent slightly to tighten the fit, remove the plate and use a pair of pliers to bend the flange. Otherwise, you may have to adjust the position of the door stop on the latch-side jamb.

To do this, first use a utility knife to cut the paint seal between the molding and the jamb. Then place a wooden block against the door stop, and hammer the block gently toward the door to provide a tighter fit.

The best way to stop an exterior door from rattling is to install resilient weather stripping around its perimeter, which also will help insulate your house. Look for the vinyl bulb type and follow package instructions.

Fixing Wooden Door Repair
There are many methods for repairing or restoring woodwork, and they work just as well on wood doors.

You can sand out minor scratches, fill gouges with wood putty, replace rotted or broken sections with epoxy filler or by gluing in a new piece, and so on.

If a panel in a Colonial-style door is cracked or split, you may be able to reglue it without removing it from the rest of the door.

If you have to remove a panel or replace it completely, try prying off the moldings that surround it and hold it in place. On some panel doors the moldings are routed in and can’t be removed. In this case, one option is to cut away these integral moldings carefully. After you’ve fixed the panel, buy new moldings to match the rest of the door’s trim.

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Lights Installation Singapore

Lights Installation Singapore

LED lights (Light-Emitting Diode lights) have taken the market by LED Lights storm in recent years. It is one of the most energy-efficient lighting technologies that continues to develop at a rapid rate. Compared to the first LED bulbs on the market, new LED lights have come a long way towards becoming the number one choice for lighting professionals all over the world.

Having known the advantages of LED lights, there has been a new wave of LED lights installation request in Singapore especially when the prices of LED lights and labour cost of installation have fallen significantly recently. If you still have doubts over the installation of LED lights, read our comparison of various lights below.

Why Install LED Lights instead of Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFL) and Incandescent Lights
Some of the reasons that made light-emitting diode (LED) lighting the go-to choice in new constructions and installation, include:

LED light

LED light bulbs last on average ten times longer than incandescent and compact fluorescent lights. Studies have shown that LED light bulbs can last up to 50,000 hours.
LED light bulbs are more durable than incandescent and compact fluorescent lights. Epoxy lenses offer a much higher resistance to breakage than glass.
LED lights offer comparable (if not better) light quality to other types of lighting.
LED lights are safer, because they emit significantly less heat than incandescent lights, thus reducing the risk of burned fingers and combustion.
Since LED lights use so much less energy than CFL and specifically incandescent lights, many strings of LED light can be connected to a single socket without overloading it. LED was first invented to provide energy efficient lighting. Energy Star-rated LED lights save money and energy. Although they use 75% less energy, they still last 25% longer than incandescent lamps. If everyone starts using LED lights, we might yet go a long way to saving our planet.
Most home, commercial, and industrial products are now available in light-emitting diode (LED) options, with more becoming available all the time. At the same time, LED technology continues to develop and improve, which drives down the price of these products.

LED Light Bulbs

LED lighting differs from CFL and incandescent bulbs in that:

The light source of LEDs is miniscule. A mixture of red, green and blue (RGB) creates white light.
LED light is directed in a specific direction, which reduces the need for diffusers and reflectors that tend to trap light, thus making it the ideal light source for task lighting and recessed downlights.
LED lights emit the bare minimum heat compared to CFLs and incandescent lights, which release 80% and 90% of their heat respectively.
Ultimately, most homeowners choose the type of lighting that suits them best. Based on the facts above, it is no mystery why most people choose light-emitting diode (LED) lights for installation.

LED was first invented to provide energy efficient lighting. Energy Star-rated LED lights save money and energy. Although they use 75% less energy, they still last 25% longer than incandescent lamps. If everyone starts using LED lights, we might yet go a long way to saving our planet.

Light Bulb Flashing

Situation where you need LED Light Installation Service
Many Singaporeans purchase their LED Lights online nowadays or from overseas which does not include installation of the lights. As such, they would need an electrician to examine if the lights are suitable for installation and to fix the lights up. If the voltage is different, an adaptor may be required. As such, before you buy the LED Lights from any online store, make sure that the lights comply with the Singapore electrical power standard of 220-240 Volts.

Close Up LED Light

Contact Us to fix up your LED Lights in Singapore
We supply LED light and help you to install the LED lights at competitive price. Check our price list for LED light and installation. Call us now at or email us via our contact form.

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BIDET INSTALLATION , REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR

BIDET INSTALLATION , REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR

BIDET INSTALLATION , REPLACEMENT AND REPAIR
Is bidet installation necessary? Yes if you are particular on hygiene.
A bidet is frequently installed in the toilet for personal hygiene purpose. It is an instrument to wash your private parts (i.e. anus and genitals) where you excrete waste.
In the past, bidet is another item which look like a toilet bowl but was installed with taps for washing the private parts. In modern households, bidet has evolved into two different types – manual handheld type and automatic electrical type.
The manual handheld bidet is a shower-head look alike instrument. It is also called the spray bidet. Instead of shifting yourself to the bidet in the traditional type, you can now bring the bidet to you and wash your private parts. Manual bidet is sometimes used for cleaning the toilet as you can use it to spray water on the floor and wall of the toilet when you are cleaning it.
The automatic bidet or electric bidet is commonly found in public toilets in Japan and it sprays water to wash your private parts. The newer version of electric bidet sprays soap water and warm water to clean your private parts. The latest electrical bidets even incorporate a dryer which blows dry your private parts after washing. Such heated bidet with soap water and dryer is premium bidet. Such high-tech bidet is also known as quality bidet.
Comparing the manual and electric bidet, electric bidet is far more superior in terms of hygiene washing because your hand will not be in contact with your private parts. Therefore we encourage you to install the electric bidet if you have the budget to do so. Otherwise, the manual bidet is the next best alternative in washing your private parts after excretion.
More reasons to Install a Bidet
As mentioned earlier, bidet offers a more hygienic way of cleaning your private parts after visiting the toilet. Besides this advantage, it also helps to reduce the usage of toilet paper and save the earth. In an aging population, the electric bidet will be very useful in cleaning the aged parents with mobility issue.

Engaging a Professional Singapore Plumber for Bidet Installation, Replacement and Repair
our plumbing experts are trained to install both manual and electrical bidet for you. We have the necessary knowledge and skill for the installation without damaging your pipes or toilet. When you are looking for a plumber, make sure that they are a licensed plumber like us. We are always ready to assist our clients in their plumbing needs in any way possible. Our professional cheap plumbers provide wide-range of plumbing services including the installation and repair of water heater, taps, pipes, etc. We charge our customers reasonably as we believe that they deserve high quality plumbing services at affordable prices.

RELIABLE PLUMBING SERVICES OTHER THAN BIDET INSTALLATION
Looking for more than just bidet installation? Anything to do with water pipe and related installation, you can count on our well-trained and reliable plumbers.
WATER LEAKING FROM PIPE
You don't have to loose sleep over the leaking pipe. Our plumbing specialists are always here to address that issue. Just contact us and we will be right there to stop the leak.

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Tap Repair and Tap Replacement

Tap Repair and Tap Replacement

Tap Repair and Tap Replacement

With frequent usage, tap will sooner or later break down and need to be replaced. Our plumbing professionals will be there to help you with the replacement of tap. Just contact us and we will provide you with reasonable tap repair and replacement charges.
INSTALLING KITCHEN SINK
Let our plumbing expert help you with the installation of kitchen sink. It is a common task for us and we deliver our service exceptionally well. Just give us a try and you will know.

REPLACING AND INSTALLING BASIN
Installing a basin nicely is what we are good at. Our plumbing guys will exercise care when installing the basin as some of them can be fragile. Whether you are installing new basin or replacing your old basin, you know you can count on us.

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Carpentry Service in Singapore | Carpenter Singapore

Carpentry Service in Singapore | Carpenter Singapore

Carpentry Service in Singapore | Carpenter Singapore

Some Handymen provide carpentry service. However, carpentry service in Singapore is normally performed by renovation contractors or businesses specializing in carpentry work. Renovation contractor may charge a high fee for minor carpentry work. As such, it may be cheaper and faster to engage a handyman who is skilled in carpentry work to perform minor carpentry repair or alteration. Some handyman carpenter can also create shelving and perform more complex carpentry tasks.

Handyman Singapore – Our Carpentry Service in Singapore
we repair cabinets and cardboards, create shelving and make simple alteration. Most frequently, the repairs are related to the replacement of the door hinge.
Most carpentry service in Singapore for handyman are as follows:
Cabinet door replacement and Kitchen cabinet repair

Cabinet’s and cardboard’s door handle and hinge may require replacement every 4 to 5 years due to the frequent opening and closing of the doors. Some hinges come with soft close device. Some soft close hinges may lose its effectiveness after 5 to 6 years. As such, it is common to replace them in 5 to 6 years’ time.
Varnishing Dining Table and other Furniture
The furniture may lose its shine after many years and there may be scratches on it too. In order to give it a makeover and let it looks new again, you may need to varnish it. You will be surprise at how new it looks after it is varnished.
Repairing and Varnishing Wooden floor
Similar to wooden furniture, wooden flooring like parquet and timber may lose its shine and have scratches. By varnishing it, you bring back its good old days.
Creating and Installing Shelves
Sometimes we need to extend our shelves for the kitchen or garden or anywhere. Instead of contacting a renovation contractor, the handyman carpenter may also be able to help.
Extending Kitchen Shelves or Altering Cooking Area to Accommodate a New Stove
When your old stove breaks down and when you need to change a new stove, you may not be able to find a stove with the same dimension. As such, the alteration of the kitchen top where the stove is placed may be necessary to accommodate the new stove.
Sometimes, the kitchen or room just run out of shelves. You can simply call a handyman to create the extension.
Repairing Hand Rails
Hand rails of the stairs or other area may break off or loosen. As such, having them repaired is important for safety reason.
Repairing or Replacing Photo or Picture Frame
Some of your old photo frames may be damaged or have scratches. We are able to repair and repaint them so that they look like new again.

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Switch Replacement:

Switch Replacement:

Updating a basic light switch in your home is a simple DIY project you can knock out typically in about a half an hour with minimal tools. For this project you’ll likely need some or all of the following tools; a voltage tester, screwdriver, needle nose pliers, wire strippers, and electrical tape. You’ll also want to decide on the type of light switch you’d like to use. They come in a variety of styles and colors including a toggle switch, decora switch, or even a smart switch that you can control with an app on your smartphone. When choosing a light switch, make sure you choose the corresponding faceplate that matches the switch.

STEP 1

TURN OFF THE POWER

First turn off power to the breaker that controls the light switch.

STEP 2

REMOVE THE FACEPLATE

Using a screwdriver, remove the existing faceplate on the light switch. If the switch has been painted over, you may need to use a razor blade to score around the plate to remove it.

STEP 3

TEST FOR POWER AT THE SWITCH

Turn on the voltage tester. Touch the voltage tester to the brass terminal screws on the side of the switch to verify that the power is off. If the voltage tester beeps or a light illuminates, the power is not off and it’s not safe to work on the switch. Verify the power is off before proceeding to the next steps.

STEP 4

DISCONNECT THE WIRES

Using your screwdriver, loosen the screws holding the switch inside the box, and then pull the switch from the box. Loosen the wires on the brass terminal screws and the green ground screw to remove the wires. If the ground wire is connected to the box, leave it as is.

STEP 5

REMOVE THE SWITCH

It is now time to remove the old switch, and discard it.

STEP 6

CHOOSE YOUR CONNECTION METHOD

Depending on the light switch, there may be additional options for attaching the wires to the light switch including push inserts in the back of the switch, though these are not as reliable as fitting the wires around the terminal screws.

STEP 7

CONNECT THE WIRES TO THE NEW SWITCH

Connect the wires to the new switch by positioning the bents ends of the wires under the brass terminal screws and tightening them down.

STEP 8

CONNECT THE GROUND WIRE

Reconnect the ground wire to the green terminal screw on the new switch and make sure all wires are securely attached to the switch before proceeding.

STEP 9

PUSH THE SWITCH INTO THE BOX

Use your finger to create a small bend in the wires allowing you to push the switch back into the box. Secure the switch by tightening the screws into the holes at the top and bottom of the box. The light switch mounts allow for a small amount of adjustment to make sure the light switch is straight up and down.

STEP 10

INSTALL THE FACEPLATE

Install the new faceplate by placing it over the switch and tightening the screws. Be careful to not over-tighten the screws on the faceplate, or you risk cracking the faceplate.

STEP 11

TURN ON THE POWER

Turn the power back on at the breaker panel, and then verify that the light switch works properly.

our handyman also provides the following electrical services:

Power point installation and power point replacement

Aircon installation, aircon repair and aircon servicing.

Light installation Singapore

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Glass Door Repair & Glass Door Replacement

Glass Door Repair & Glass Door Replacement

If you haven’t had to undertake a residential or commercial glass project, such as replacing windows in your home, or installing glass doors or cabinets in your office, you may not have had to consider what to look for in a glass company before. As with other construction or renovation projects, the process can feel daunting and the idea of finding the right professional for the job overwhelming. The good news is that finding a glass company for your current project, and ideally any glass work to come, is simple.

Look for skilled, professional teams

Just as not all glass projects are alike, not all glass companies are the same either. There is a range of glass work out there, from door repair to shower and bath enclosure installation to auto glass to large custom glass storefronts. Glass work in some ways is only limited to the customer’s imagination and the skill of the professional team. It is important to look for a glass company that has experience in your type of project and can provide examples of previous finished products. It is also important to consider the glass company’s skill in the operational side of a project. After all, unless it is a very small project, they will not simply be installing a pane of glass – they will be running a job site that must meet safety requirements and other regulations, and some projects may require assistance with insurance claims if you are replacing damaged glass that is covered in your policy. A company that can provide a smooth and professional operation can only improve the quality of the glass they repair or install.

Look for a core of customer service

Along the same line as managing the project operations well, a glass company should also prioritize excellent customer service. The site of the glass project is often a person’s home or place of work, and a team’s ability to share that space in a way that minimizes disruption to day-to-day activities while communicating effectively about progress or challenges (both onsite and off) is essential to the project’s overall success. Another sign of good customer service can be a warranty on the work. This indicates that not only does the company have confidence in its service and product, but that they value their relationship with their customers. And the simplest measure of a glass company that prioritizes customer service – and a measure that is hard won – is a solid reputation in the community, and in their field of work.

Bonus: Unique, well-executed custom work

While this characteristic of a glass company may not be at all necessary for your upcoming project of replacing the windows, it could be a solid differentiator to consider. Homes, offices, and cars will require glass work more than once in their lifetime, so your relationship with a glass company has the potential to be an ongoing one. And if you’ve found a glass company that gives you consistent, quality work for your more routine glass projects and could also work with you on a dream project like an outdoor glass-enclosed fire pit, you’ve found a keeper.

We also provide other carpentry services like door lock repair , bath tub replacement , ceiling fan installation and all kind of carpentry services by our skilled carpenter.

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Tap Replacement

Tap Replacement

Are taps easy to replace?

The ease of fitting a tap will depend on the tap and where you are fitting it, but in general a tap replacement can be a relatively simple task for most DIY enthusiasts.

We have a number of fitting guides for all types of taps, which are easy to follow and have a simple step-by-step guide:

How to fit bath taps

How to fit basin taps

How to fit a bath mixer tap

How to fit a basin mixer tap

My taps have no pressure

There could be a number of reasons for a drop in the pressure of your taps. We’ve listed a few suggestions below, but in cases such as this, it is best to call out a plumber who will be able to diagnose the problem on site.

Does the cold kitchen tap flow ok?

The water usually flows into your home via the cold kitchen tap first, if the water flows well from this tap but not in other areas of the home, it could be an issue with your internal plumbing.

Are your stop valves fully open?

If the stop valve (usually found under the kitchen sink) is not fully open, it can restrict the flow of water to the house. Turn the tap anti-clockwise as far as you can, to ensure it is fully open.

Check for frozen pipes

During the winter months, it is fairly common for exposed pipes to become frozen. This increases the chances of the pipes expanding and bursting. Check any visible pipes for damage or signs of freezing.

Ask your neighbours

Are your immediate neighbours suffering a similar drop in tap pressure? If so it could be an issue with the external water mains, so you may need to contact your water supplier or local council for any problems. If not, it may be an issue with your internal plumbing.

Are you running multiple water systems simultaneously?

If the demand for water in your home is too much at any one time is too much then it could affect the pressure. Is the water pressure dropping when the washing machine is running or when the shower is also on? Test this by running the tap whilst all other sources are turned off.

Check for an airlock

Air locked in the pipes of your tap can reduce the water pressure. There are a couple of ways to fix an air lock in your taps, but it is best to consult a qualified Singapore plumber.

What’s the best way to clean limescale off taps?

There are a number of branded cleaning products that will rid your taps of unattractive limescale, but lemon and vinegar are two cheap and effective household substances that will work their magic to bring the sparkle back to your taps.

Either attach a lemon or cup of vinegar to the spout of your tap and leave for around an hour (longer for more stubborn limescale) and this will break down the limescale making it easy to scrub off. For other areas of the tap, apply vinegar or lemon juice to a cotton wool pad and apply to the affected area.

If you are looking for professional plumber to do plumbing services like water heater installation , water heater repair and other home repairs, Feel free to call or message for booking an appointment or enquiries.

Besides tap replacement and tap repair, our handyman also provides the following services:

electrical repair and installation service by our electrician Singapore;

carpentry service by our skilled carpenter Singapore; and

painting service by our efficient painters.

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Carpentry Services in Singapore

We offer our carpentry service based on the understanding that you would like good workmanship, honest service, reasonable pricing, and admiration for your house, money and time in Singapore.

We have the right selection of experienced, reliable and affordable carpenter Singapore. And we can quickly help you along with your other renovation works at the same time.

Apart from getting carpentry contractors for our esteem customers, we have also been assisting our clients co-ordinate other repair works for instance haulage, demolition, false ceiling, electrical wiring, tiling, laminated flooring, timber flooring, painting, etc., too.

We are providing carpentry price list for general carpentry works from different contractors in Singapore, so that you can have a hint of what to expect.

The pricing lists are the usual starting rates for general carpentry works.

Carpentry costs from different contractors are dependent on many factors including the costs of materials, the size of labor and also the complexity of the design.

Several carpentry works from different contractors include the following regular specifications:

Some carpentry works ends with standard laminates

Many carpentry could have white internal PVC by design for clients

Several carpentry carcasses are made with plywood for strength

Most doors are produced from block board for durability

Many doors will come with ABS trimmings/ edge bands

Several casement doors emanate from generic soft-closing hinges by design

Several drawers have full extension tracks by design.

Of course, you may demand alternative specifications.

The following are examples of carpentry specifications that some of our contractors have done for our esteem clients:

Picking of BLUM, tandem boxes, runners, and hinges.

Advancing to woodgrain internal Melamine or PVC

Using veneer finishes rather than laminate finishes

Opting for Polyurethane or PU spray finish

Using solid wood rather than plywood

Use of extra finishing materials including glass, mirror or metal

Using aluminum trimmings or frames

Using marine plywood for better resistance to moisture damage.

We also provide glass door replacement , tap replacement , water heater installation , door repair and even bath tub replacement.

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Upgrading Electrical Panel

The circuit breakers of older homes are become increasingly incapable of supporting the rapidly increasing number of electronic devices and larger appliances. If you own a home that was built 50 years ago or more, you may need to upgrade your electrical panel. Also known as the breaker box, an electrical panel is typically a metal box attached to a wall in the utility room or basement. It houses circuit breakers, which look similar to large light switches.

Function

Circuit breakers handle the routing of electricity to wall outlets and appliances inside a home. They also set the capacity limit at a safe level to prevent wiring from overloading when there are power surges from the utility. When there’s an overload, they provide protection by tripping automatically and shutting off electricity to prevent appliances and electronic devices from overheating and starting a fire.

10 Top Indicators

For the safety of your home and family, do not ignore the 10 top indicators that are warnings you may need to replace your electrical panel.

Appliances overheating

Breakers often tripping

Burn spot on wall outlet or electrical panel

Burning electrical smell from a wall outlet or the breaker box

Electrical panel equipped with fuse box rather than breakers

Flickering lights

Melting insulation on wiring

Odd sounds coming from electrical panel

Plugging in an appliance causes breaker to trip

Wall outlets feel hot to the touch

Dangerous Consequences

Consistent overloading of a home’s wiring may result in destroyed wiring, electronic devices, and appliances due to overheating. Fixing a home’s electrical system will be costly, as will replacing equipment that was damaged beyond repair. However, the two most dangerous consequences from an overloaded electrical panel are electrical shocks and deadly fires that may cause injury or death.

Joydom is one of the electrical company Singapore providing the electrical services and solutions to customers.

Standby Generator Installation

Panel Upgrades (Heavy-Ups)

Electrical Vehicle Charging Stations

Structured Cabling

Circuit Breaker Replacement

Our electrical service include power point installation, power point replacement, aircon installation , ceiling fan installation and ceiling light installation.

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Painting Services in Singapore

Island life brings us an envious lifestyle in a stunning environment, but our buildings take a battering; wind, salt, rain, snow, sunlight and temperature fluctuations will damage your most valuable asset faster than you might think. Paint is your first line of defense. Well-maintained and properly applied, paint can save tens of thousands in structural damage!

First impressions. From the serenity of yoga studios, to fast-paced office environments, corporate boardrooms to luxurious accommodations, paint choices and quality of application speak volumes to your new and existing clientele, staff, professional colleagues and guests about how you value yourself, your services and most importantly them!

Going to market? Did you know that fresh paint is the quickest and most cost-effective way to increase your property’s value? Paint can accentuate features and disguise flaws, modernize dated works and significantly increase buyer appeal. Before going to market, you should assess and seriously consider the benefits and potential dividends of paint.

Investment return. Many Islanders own and generate income via investment properties. Often, at the end of a lease term, despite the efforts of hard-working property managers, it is apparent that the investment has been compromised. In an increasingly selective market, fresh paint will assist you in quickly securing new, quality tenants and achieving maximum return from your investment!

Providing a full scope of exterior and interior painting services for commercial and retail buildings, new builds, heritage buildings, family homes, apartment and townhouse complexes, strata complexes, office painting and even cottages and cabins, we’ve got you covered!

We bring professional, accurate, prompt and time-efficient services to private and commercial clients. We understand that your time is precious and that disruption can cost you money and trading hours, as well as stress. Be assured our quality teams will carry out your specified assignments with the least amount of disruption. We’ll work around you to meet your needs, even if it means working through the night. Using only quality paints and stains, we take great pride in your project and our work!

We make your job easier by doing our job well, and we’d love to do business with you!

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Power Point Installation And Power Point Replacement

It can be a problem to find that a room that does have enough electrical power point and lighting points based on our needs. Yes, Electrical Extension chords can help, but it has a limited distance. If you have the electrical knowledge, then it shouldn’t be an issue on Power Point Installation / Install Power Socket.

Power socket replacement is a straightforward job, actually install Power Socket Singapore is quite complicated and dangerous. Not only does it involve working with electrical utilities but you need to consider the path for the electrical wiring. Electrical work should always be done by a professional to ensure safety. If you are a DIY enthusiast without the proper training, it is better to be guided by a professional. All electrical products should be installed in accordance with SP Services Regulations. You should also hire a professional electrician for your Lighting installation job. While you might think that doing the job yourself will save money, a faulty installation could put your house in danger especially when you do the connection wrongly and if you had an accident to your place, it will make it more difficult to get insurance. With the help of a professional electrician, it will be able to accomplish the work quickly, to a high standard and entirely in accordance with SP Regulations.

To ensure safety to any electrical works, You can so you will need to take the proper precautions. Before doing any work you will need to go to your DB box and turn off the main power. You should then remove the fuse from the circuit you are planning to work on in order to isolate it (be sure to keep the fuse safe – you’ll be needing it later).

If there are other people in your property, be sure to let them know what you are doing and to not turn DB box back on until you are finished.

Power Point Installation Singapore | Install Lighting Point Singapore

In order to add a new power point / Lighting Point, You need to check the current structure of the electrical points. For this, it will be helpful to get to know the circuits in your property. You will usually find that which circuits serve which rooms are written on your DB box; if not, you will need to find out using a socket tester. If you are even remotely unsure about any of this, you should have a preferred local or trusted electrician in Singapore to do the work. This is not a task to learn as you go and any mistakes could cause serious damage to your home.

Preparing the source socket

The first step will be to unscrew the outlet cover of the socket and pull it away from the mounting box. This will reveal the wires beneath; if there is only one cable connected to the plate, there is three cables indicated that it is already supplying a spur. Either way, it will mean that your chosen socket is unsuitable. The number of cables that you want to find is two. Once you find a suitable socket, you will need to use a continuity tester to check. Now that you have found the perfect socket to use, unscrew the terminals and release the core wires from the face cover. You will then need to take out the screws fixing the mounting box to the wall and remove this too (remember to keep the screws somewhere safe).

If you will be needing a professional electrician for power point installation or power point replacement, you can contact Joydom Engineering at +65 8163 2621 or +65 9068 6212. Alternatively, you can visit our website at http://www.joydom.com.sg or on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/JoydomSG

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Reliable Singapore Plumbers

One of the most unpleasant plumbing issues is pipe corrosion. Our plumbers in Singapore deal with it in any type of building, be it residential or commercial, and even if it cannot be seen inside the pipes, it can be seen when turning on the water and red rust starts pouring with it. It is very important to treat pipe corrosion in accordance with its type, however, for a proper diagnosis, it is required to request the services of plumbing professionals in Singapore.

What are the main types of pipe corrosion?

Before starting to replace the pipes, it is best to find out the type of pipe corrosion you have in your home in Singapore. Our Singapore Plumbers also mention that different pipes can be subject to various types of pipe corrosion even if they are located in the same building.

These are the most met types of pipe corrosion:

galvanic corrosion is perhaps one of the most common types of pipe corrosion – you can notice it when the water turns blue or green;

erosion corrosion is one of the most dangerous types of pipe corrosion as it can lead to major leaks if not detected on time;

bacterial corrosion is one of the fastest-developing types of corrosion and can damage a pipe in just a few months.

Water chemistry can also have a negative impact on the pipes in your Singapore home, as a low pH of water can damage the pipes. Corrosion can also appear when the water is highly oxygenated or if you let hot water to run for long periods of time through the pipes.

Our plumbers in Singapore can fix various types of piping issues, including those related to corrosion.

Is it possible to prevent pipe corrosion?

Unfortunately, there is very little that can be done to prevent pipe corrosion, however, a good maintenance of the piping system will definitely help you prolong their life and delay the appearance of corrosion. This is why regular inspections are recommended and replacing old pipes is necessary when buying a home. The pipes can also be coated and thus, corrosion can be delayed for years.

Our Singapore plumbers offer many services, including maintenance and pipe coating services, so you can enjoy your home without dealing with severe plumbing problems. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any help related to the piping system in your Singapore home.

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Aircon Servicing

Do You Have Leaking Aircon Problem? Or Want to Know Why Aircon Leak Water?When did you do aircon servicing last time.

Based on out 5 years of experience, you need to take immediate action when you notice there is water leaking from your air conditioner.

If you do not take the appropriate action at this point, you could find yourself with a broken air conditioner in the heart of hot weather.

There are many common reasons why your air conditioner might be leaking water and you need to know what they are. You should also know what steps you should take based on these common causes.

In general, here are the 6 common reasons:

Your AC drain line is clogged

The AC’s overflow pan is damaged

A dirty aircon filter

Inproper Installation

A Broken Pump

You AC condenser coil is leaking

Ok. What’s next? Should you check yourself or contact a professional?

The first thing you can do is clean your aircon filter.

Then, let it run for one hour to verify if the problem is solved.

A Clogged Drain Line

The most common reason for air conditioners to leak water is a clogged drain line.

As the name suggests, the drain line is the pipe that links the overflow pan to the outside or the drainpipe depending on the setup of your air conditioner.

There are a few reasons why this line might become clogged and a few things that you can do to remedy this.

The first step that you need to take is to look at where the water is coming from.

If the water leak is from the front of your unit, it is possible that the unit was not installed correctly.This is a problem that many people face with window air conditioners which tilt to the front when they are installed incorrectly. In these cases, the unit will need to be taken out and installed correctly to stop the leak.

If the water is not coming from the front, you should check the tubing leading from the unit for any debris and dirt. If you feel any resistance in the tubes, you should clear the blockage so the water can move freely.It is important to note that many modern units will have an emergency shutoff feature which will protect the device when there is a clog in the drain line.

If your unit has suddenly turned off for no reason, you should look at the drain line.

The Overflow Pan Is Damaged

While you are checking the drain line, you should also look at the overflow pan in your unit.

This pan is located underneath the unit and could be the cause of your water leaks.

When this pan is damaged, the water will spill out onto the floor.

When inspecting the pan, you should look at each corner carefully. You should also look along the edges for any holes, cracks or notches. Any of these issues will allow water to flow from the pan to your floor.

Small holes in the pan can be easily fixed with epoxy, but you might want to replace the entire pan for the best and longest lasting results.

A Broken Pump

When your air conditioner has a broken pump, the water from the overflow pan will not be drawn into the drain line. This will cause the pan to overflow and the excess water to leak onto the floor.

You will only be able to determine if this is the problem after you have determined that the drain line is clear of any blockages.

To test if you have a broken pump, you will need to pour some water into the overflow pan.

If the water does not drain, the pump could be the cause. If you have a broken pump, you will need to call a professional to assess the pump and replace it.

When you have water leaking from your air conditioner, there are a number of causes that you need to investigate.

The most common cause will be a blocked drain line or a dirty filter. These problems can be dealt with easily, but if the pump is broken you will have to call a professional.

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Glass Door Replacement

Doing a project yourself is a great way to save money, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right choice in every situation. Changing out cabinet hardware is one thing, but what about more complicated projects, like window and door installations?

If you’re thinking about glass door replacement on your own, here are a few important things to consider.

Measuring the Door Frame

Many people get excited about installing a new door and head straight to the hardware store to order a beautiful door that fits the décor of their home. Then, when it finally arrives, they realize it doesn’t fit.

If you’re going to DIY your sliding doors, make sure you measure the opening before you start shopping for a door. It’s a lot easier to order a door that fits in the existing space than it is to widen the space to accommodate a new door.

Removing and Replacing the Door

A patio door replacement project is medium to high on the difficulty scale for DIY projects. It’s not a project the first-time DIYer should attempt. Only if you’ve had some experience removing and installing windows and doors should you give it a try.

You’ll need some surprising materials and tools that include:

Leak proof flashing

Extension jambs and shims

Support blocks and filler strips

PVC cement and sill pans

If you aren’t sure what those items are or what they’re used for, it’s probably best to turn to a professional. In addition, you should also keep in mind that replacement doors are heavy. Just one door can weigh up to 100 pounds, which can make it difficult to maneuver during installation.

Warranties and Guarantees

Many door companies provide warranties, but those warranties don’t extend to the installation. In addition, if the door is improperly installed, the product warranty may be void.

The benefit of hiring a professional company to install a sliding glass door is the fact that you will be provided with an installation warranty. You’ll also get peace of mind knowing that your door was installed properly. If it wasn’t, someone will come out and fix it without you having to lift a finger.

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Power Point Replacement

Electricity, if not the most important, is one of the most essential necessities for us to carry out our daily activities. It powers everything in our homes, offices, and even cars.

It is known that every room in a house should have at least one power socket to be used by appliances, even if it’s left vacant. Afterall, you never know when it will be needed.

Dealing With Faulty Power Points at Home

Not only are faulty power sockets unavoidable, but it is also often troublesome especially when there is an electrical appliance to be used. Sometimes, Singapore electrical sockets just stop working for no reason.

However, it is important to be aware that this is usually an indication of electrical wiring issues. Just replacing the electrical outlet may not solve the problem entirely and you may need to have complete rewiring of your electrical switch done before it triggers a shock or fire hazard. This is why it is essential to work with a reliable electrician in Singapore in order to avoid such wiring mistakes.

Can You Fix Power Socket Problems By Yourself?

Wide we offer a range of electrical services in Singapore, there are some common problems with your electrical power point replacement that you can troubleshoot yourself. Remember that you MUST turn off all power to your circuit first before delving into the following steps:

Circuit breaker: Try turning the breaker off and then on after a while. If you are not sure which circuit breaker is faulty, turn them all off and one to see which one is bad.

Ground fault: This is commonly caused by water damage and most times, clears after it dries completely. If more than one power point has an issue or the problems persist after a week, call a certified electrician in Singapore to help you with it.

Worn and broken electrical power points: We see this often when replacing power points or installing new power points in old homes. Every use weakens a power point gradually and they would need to be replaced after a while.

Loose or broken wires: If a power point installation is not properly done, wires will begin to loosen up and eventually get disconnected. If the wires of the power point are loose, it may cause poor contact which would lead to overheating and possibly a fire hazard.

Reasons Why Your Singapore Electrical Socket Stopped Working

Ever experienced a sudden disruption in any of your household appliances because of a faulty electrical outlet? You might be wondering what caused our Singapore Electrical Socket to stop working. Let us get your through some of the reasons why behind this problem:

Open Circuit

A Singapore electrical socket is unlikely to work if there is an opening in the circuit resulting from a poor power socket installation or age. As such, an open circuit can also result from a gap or break in the electrical wiring. This point in the circuit is where electricity cannot pass at all. The most common reason behind this is a loose wire, which can lead to several other electrical outlet failures.

Overloaded circuit

Electrical flow through the circuit is likely to be interrupted by a malfunctioning circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Remember that a circuit breaker trips and a fuse blows to prevent the overheating of electrical wires. When a large amount of electricity flows through a wire, the circuit will be overloaded and that is when the fuse melts. As a result, the connection will break and cause the circuit to fail. This is one of the most common reasons why a Singapore electrical socket stopped working.

Short Circuits

Short circuits can also cause circuit breakers to trip. When short circuits occur, it cuts the flow of the current in the electrical wirings and causes a Singapore electrical socket to completely stop working. This occurs when a hot wire accidentally touches a ground wire, which then provides a path to the earth. It will then cause the electricity to run off the circuit, leading to the circuit breaker eventually tripping.

Faulty Outlet

A defective, corroded, or poorly installed electrical outlet can be a subject to malfunctioning. Nevertheless, these are quite cheap as well as easy to replace. If you find that neither the triggered breaker box or the blown fuse is the reason behind the faulty outlet, then troubleshoot the Singapore electrical socket itself. In this case, you should shut down the circuit where the outlet is connected. Just unscrew the outlet and make sure that the wires are properly linked.

Wire nut containing several electrical wirings

A wire nut connects two or more wires together and is designed to keep them securely covered. This protects any exposed wires that may lead to potential dangers. A licensed electrician may also use wire nuts to make a connection between electrical wirings. Utilizing them for anything else besides these reasons will cause various problems with the inner wiring and eventually lead to the Singapore electrical socket to stop working. Remember these things when you are about to install an electrical outlet.

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urgent Aircon Servicing

The importance of aircon maintenance cannot be stressed enough. In a hot and humid country like Singapore, an air conditioner is not a choice, but a necessity. If you ignore regular maintenance, your aircon may breakdown in the middle of summer months, and you know the consequences of aircon repair.

Ideally, you should hire an aircon servicing company for regular maintenance. But if that is not an option, you can try doing the simple maintenance tasks on your own, and hire professionals for the complex maintenance tasks. In either case, know that some air conditioner parts require more regular attention than the others do.

Aircon Parts More Prone to Damages

Filters – If you have recently noticed your aircon not cool enough, there could be a problem in the filters. If you do not clean the filters regularly, dirt and dust particles may accumulate on them, and prevent the cool air from entering into the evaporator coil. Make sure you wash the filters with water every month. Consider adding detergent or soap in the water for better results. If you hire an aircon technician for the cleaning, ask him whether the filter is damaged or needs to be replaced.

Evaporator coil – The evaporator coil is not directly exposed to dust and grime, but it may still accumulate dust particles over time. If the evaporator coil accumulates dirt, it may lack its efficiency. Thus it is important to clean the coils regularly with a vacuum cleaner. Also, clean the aluminum fins with a soft brush, but be careful because the thin fins are prone to bending.

Drain pipes – Clogging of the drainage system is a common cause of air condition failure or insufficient cooling. If dust particles accumulate on the drain channels for a long time, it may cause a problem in the water drainage system.
As a result, there could be excessive moisture in your rooms, which may affect the cooling efficiency of your air conditioner. Aircon servicing professionals usually apply chemical solutions for cleaning the clogged drain tubes. However, if the drain channels are still not excessively clogged, consider cleaning them on your own by running a solid, copper wire through the channel and then flushing the drains with water.

Condenser – The moisture inside your air conditioner may react with the compressor oils and form a corrosive substance, which may eventually damage the condenser and other parts of your aircon. This is a serious problem, and only professionals can deal with this issue. They usually use a process called chemical cleaning to eliminate the corrosive acids from your air conditioner. If required, the technicians may ask you to replace some internal parts.

Outside fan – The outside fan of your aircon may stop working or run slow due to improper maintenance. The fan helps to transfer heat from your aircon to the outside of your home. If it stops working, it may cause overheating issues and may affect the performance of the compressor in the long run. Regular cleaning and maintenance of the outside fan is essential if you want to keep your air conditioner running at it best.

If you are planning to hire an air-con company for regular maintenance, be sure to choose a company that has a proven track record of providing quality aircon maintenance service at competitive cost.

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Sliding Door Replacement

Sliding Door Replacement

There are plenty of tasks that come up during spring cleaning that we may not want to do. But if you don’t keep up with maintenance, you’ll end up paying for it with repairs down the line. One example is sliding glass doors. They do require care and upkeeps that most find annoying or unpleasant, but it’s better than the expenses you might pay for repairing instead of maintaining. Sometimes as much as repairs in the thousands. There are only a few components to a sliding glass door. There is the frame that holds the sliding door, the glass in the center of the panels, a handle, a lock, weather stripping, track, and rollers.

Clean the Tracks of Your Sliding Door

While cleaning the frame and track also make sure to clean and repair the rollers. Using a wire brush to clean them and wipe them down is usually enough to remove stuck on debris from the roller. Depending on the wear and tear you may need to replace them more often. You also should use the same lubricant used on the track on the rollers to give it more of a smooth slider.

How can you fix Your Track?

While you can use an aerosol-based wax spray or WD-40 you may want to use a non-stick silicon-based lube as it won’t freeze in the winter or warp in the summer. The alternative could mean possible rusting, bent or broken tracks, or rollers that would need to be replaced. In Florida specifically, the salty ocean air can cause damage to the rollers that could mean they need replacing more often. Maintenance can save you hundreds if not thousands in the long run to prevent the need for repairs.

Cleaning the Track

While cleaning the frame and track also make sure to clean and repair the rollers. Using a wire brush to clean them and wipe them down is usually enough to remove stuck on debris from the roller. Depending on the wear and tear you may need to replace them more often. You also should use the same lubricant used on the track on the rollers to give it more of a smooth slider.

Broken Glass can be Repaired

One of the more common problems and one people are more willing to buy a new door than replace it, is when the glass is cracked or breaks. Some companies can come out and repair small cracks or chips in the windows without needing to replace the glass at all. Or if it is cracked or broken a lot of people will throw the whole thing out and get a new door instead of replacing the glass.

Weather-stripping

The weather-stripping is one of the smaller maintenance issues that can cost you in the long run. If you don’t have a decent weather stripping or sealant than, depending on where you live, you could be paying way too much for heating or cooling if your sliding door isn’t doing its job of being a door.

Lock Issues with Sliding Doors

One of the last of the most common problems is the lock. Because it is a sliding glass door, the lock can have trouble latching correctly. Especially after years of use and possible bending or damage. Before throwing in the towel, you could try a good deep clean as you do with the tracks and rollers. With this, you will lubricate the lock. If part of the problem might be rust, you can use dish soap and baking soda mixture. You will scrub it on with a small brush (possibly toothbrush) and let it sit and harden. Then pour vinegar over it and scrub at it with a brush until clean. This process can help in removing some of the rust and caked on dirt. Though door lock replacement is one of the least costly ones if you should have to replace it. In fact, a new lock can still run you from $10 – $60 at home improvement stores.

Choose our Team for Your Repair or Replacement Needs

Some things will eventually need replacing even if you maintain them as time affects us all. But managing your sliding glass door will keep it going that much longer. Though if you ever feel out of your depth and unsure on if you can do it yourself there is nothing wrong with contacting professionals who have more experience working with sliding doors.

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Tap Repair & Replacement

Plumbing maintenance and repair in any commercial building in Singapore is a crucial part of business or office operations, because it’s considered a part of their service to the customers and clients. However, there is a difference between getting fast fixes for common problems from expert diagnostic testing and procedures by professional plumbing services. While it’s a good idea to learn from do-it-yourself plumbing tutorials for tap repair, you should never take chances when it comes to protecting your business’ plumbing works.

These are the most common plumbing problems in commercial properties that need a reliable plumber.

Damaged Water Pipes and Tubing

If there are leaks in the building’s water pipes, it can potentially cause structural damage when one of them bursts. To prevent water from damaging the walls, floor, and ceilings of the commercial property, you should contact a plumbing services company in Singapore that performs tap repair and tap replacement. Do not wait for a buildup of mold and mildew caused by damp walls and floors, because you will be spending more money on the repairs and renovations.

Water Leaks

Water leaks are caused by damage in the washers, seals and O-rings, but it can also be from the wear and tear of the plumbing works. If water leak problems are addressed early, the extent of the damage and the cost of the cleanup can be limited. That is why regular inspection and maintenance from a reliable plumber will keep the cost of repairs low if the water leaks in the faucets, sinks, toilets, and pipes are detected. After all, some leaks could escape notice of untrained eyes until you read the water bill. Develop a rapport early with a trusted plumbing services company to make sure that a scheduled inspection is always fulfilled and emergency repairs can be done easily by a 24 hours plumber.

Silent Leaks

Commercial buildings that are ten years or older are prone to this type of problem, because of the worn-out seals or damages in other parts of the plumbing works that also waste a lot of water. This is even more problematic if the water does not seem to run when turned off although the monthly water bill has peaked recently. Not only does the office waste a lot of water, but the building itself is in danger of structural damage when this problem is ignored. Contact a plumbing contractor to perform a thorough inspection of the building’s plumbing works to determine the cause of the problem.

Structural Damages

Structural damages in the commercial building cannot be avoided especially if it is older than ten years. Issues such as wall and ceiling cracks, problems in the structure’s foundation, soil displacement, and poor drainage and cause a lot of problems in the plumbing works. An expert plumber should be hired to perform an assessment of the integrity of the plumbing system to avoid expensive repairs and renovation.

Clogged Drains and Toilets

It’s an unfortunate fact of life that there are people who cannot tell the difference between a trash bin and a toilet. Clogged toilets are a nasty problem that could cause bacterial infestation in the bathrooms. Clogged drains are also a common issue that needs to be addressed immediately to prevent bigger problems. Always keep a contact number of a reliable plumber ready for emergencies such as these, and schedule preventive maintenance in your commercial building’s bathrooms. You might also want to set up rules in the proper usage of the restrooms and an effective garbage disposal system to avoid these common plumbing issues.

Bad Odor and Stains

A stinky and dirty restroom will make a bad impression on your customer and clients and associate it with how you handle business, especially if you’re in the food and beverage industry. Bad odor can come from any source, from old pipes to clogged drains and toilets, that can be solved easily when you contact a licensed plumber. If there are stains in the restrooms, could indicate leaks in the pipes that are either damaged or are too old. Do not try to address the problem yourself using commercial drain cleaners, because they are not effective in most cases if you do not know the real cause.

Inconsistent Water Temperature

A reliable plumber can also fix issues with your building’s water heater system. Usually, fluctuations in the temperature are caused by wrong estimates of the size and model of the water heater. Next time you need to install water heaters, fixtures, sinks, and other equipment, you should always consult an expert plumber.

Unusual Water Color

If your employees notice a discoloration in the water, it could be a sign that the water pipes are corroded and need to be replaced as soon as possible. Call a plumbing contractor to fix the problem in the tubing and pipes of your plumbing works.

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Cheap Electrician

It can be scary trying to find a residential cheap electrician. You’re kind of on your own unless you have the right people around you to fill you in on who the best in the area is. There are just a few things you need to know to make sure you end up with a great electrician in your home rather than someone half-rate. Read on and we’ll show you exactly what you need to know before you decide whether to give a hard pass or not to the local electrician.

Licensing and Insurance

A reputable contractor is going to have both licensing and insurance. Don’t skip it and don’t be afraid to ask to see the license. If you need to, you can even do an online check to ensure that everything is on the up-and-up.

Licensing is important to make sure that the company doing the work is allowed to do it. It also means they’ve either passed through an apprenticeship program or a trade school, so they have some education in what they’re doing. Insurance is extremely important. If something gets damaged in your home or someone gets hurt on the job then you’ll want to be covered.

Get a copy of the current policy and make sure it provides adequate coverage for the job and that it’s up to date for when you have the work scheduled. A lapse in insurance can turn a relatively minor issue into a serious problem.

References and Reviews

Even if you don’t know anyone in the area who’s hired an electrician you’ll be able to get some halfway decent information through online reviews.

You can also check the company’s Facebook page if they have one to see what kind of comments people are leaving. Facebook is a good way to see how reactive their customer service team is as well.

On the other hand, asking friends who’ve recently had work done on their homes is also a great way to go about things. We’d still recommend combing reviews since a single job isn’t exactly a ton of data to work with. If your friends recommend them and the reviews are good then you can usually rest assured that you’re in good hands.

Getting a Quote and Timeline

Quotes and timelines are the hallmarks of a professional electrical company. Without getting both of them you’re going to be in the dark on how long work will take to complete and how much it will end up costing you. If a company won’t give you both, then it’s time to pass.

Many of us go through several quotes before we decide on a final contractor to do the job. That’s perfectly fine just make sure that the company you end up allowing to work within your home is reputable.

Timelines can be harder or softer depending on how monumental the task you’re doing is. If it’s for a full re-model it may end up being a bit off but for simple tasks you should be able to get a fairly accurate timeline upfront.

Specialization

Some companies work on both commercial and residential jobs. Others will specialize in one or the other.

If you’re getting work done on your home then you’re probably barking up the wrong tree with a company that primarily does commercial electrical work. While there’s usually some crossover specialization is always a good thing in this area.

When it comes to certain jobs you’ll also want to make sure that residential electrical work you need to be done is in their wheelhouse. The electrical field is enormous after all.

As long as a company offers residential electrical services and passes the rest of the tests you’ll end up with a good residential electrician. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a truly great experience you may want to look for a more specialized company.

Hiring the Right Residential Electrician

Keep the above in mind when you’re looking for a residential electrician. They’re crucial factors when you’re trying to decide on someone to do something as delicate as electrical work within the home. We have a sterling record of service, both commercial and residential, and you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out the reviews.

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Water Heater Installation

Water heaters are essential throughout homes in Singapore. Some households may even have more than one water heating appliance installed, all for the comfort of the homeowners. Whether it needs changing or you simply have moved into a new home which is not fully equipped, knowing how to install a water heater in Singapore can be useful.

Types of water heaters in Singapore

The instant water heater and the storage tank heater are two of the most popular types of water heaters in Singapore. Other options may include a point-of-use water heater or a solar water heater.

The storage water heater is a preferred option because it offers a non-stop solution to the ongoing demand of hot water in a home. By contrast, the instant water heater can be used only when using the shower or the bath – this model is also referred to as the electric shower head. You may choose to install any of these types of water heaters, according to your needs and the associated costs.

Water heater installation at home

The steps for installing a water heater in your home in Singapore are generally simple and easy to follow through even if you haven’t had extensive plumbing work experience beforehand. This can be an easy DIY project, however, should you encounter any issues during any of these stages, it is advisable to contact a professional Singapore plumber. These are the summarized steps for installing a household water heater:

turn off the electrical power;

remove the old heater, if this is the case;

disconnect all of the supply cables and pipes (electric supply and water supply);

position the new heater accordingly, so that it matches the water inlet;

make any additional screwing holes, so that the new heater will be safely screwed in the wall;

position the new heater on the wall, connect it to the water inlet and thoroughly fix it in the wall;

connect the electric supply and the water supply to the new heater;

check that it is filled with water and then reestablish power;

check for any leakages.

The electrical installation should comply with the type of heater installed. You can perform a simple test of your newly installed water heater by checking if it is sensitive to specific temperature ranges.

In case of simple water heater component replacements, it is advisable to seek professional electrician Singapore help so that you may purchase the suitable spare pieces, according to heater brand. If you do not have the time or the tools to install a new water heater by yourself, you can always contact a team of experts in plumbing issues.

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Interior Painting

Having an exclusively designed house is a dream for every individual as it is one of the important aspects of their living standard. Different people have different choices and hence it is very important to assign this task to an enterprise that have a long and proven experience in interior painting, exterior painting, colour consulting, office painting, and home painting services in Singapore. House is something which is very close to someone’s heart and hence every individual want to get the best in terms of comfort, designing, construction, look, styles etc. So one must have to go for reliable painting service providers if want a hassle free painting experience.

Painting your home is always exciting. It gives a new look because of which your house suddenly becomes a huge canvas and you can make it look the way you want. But choosing the correct products, colours, and painters can be a huge task. It’s always a tough job to get the best combination of colours, style, materials, designs, etc where we need the painting solutions and which can be fulfilled by the expert professionals from best painting service providers in Singapore.

Quality painting can add value to house in many ways than just painting mainly when it comes to exterior painting. Power washing is a quality exterior painting service that can fully change the exterior of your house and gives elegant look. Plus professional painting services will be able to deal multi-surface task. Increased resale value couldn’t attain through exterior painting services, but also by interior painting services.

Painting is super easy, right? Just grab a gallon of your favorite color, a roller, brushes and get to work. Not so fast! There’s more to this job than slathering paint on the wall. Professionals know the importance of proper preparation and can spend more time in this initial phase of the project than actually painting. So what sort of prep should you do?

Fix surface imperfections: you may be (unpleasantly) surprised at how much new paint brings out a wall’s imperfections. Don’t let every scratch, ding and bump show through. You can avoid these unsightly views by smoothing over rough edges and fill in cracks and scratches before you put that roller to the wall.

Clean walls. Have you looked closely at your walls lately? It isn’t just old paint making it look so tired and worn – it’s dirt. Yes, your walls get dirty too, and that built up grime just might bleed through your new paint job. Be sure to dust the surface of the entire wall, taking special care to scrub off fingerprints, smudges and discoloring caused by cigarette smoke.

Cover furniture and floors. You may be tempted to skip this step, but don’t. Protecting the rest of the room against accidental spills is essential to ensure you don’t have a bigger mess to clean later.

You have decided to change how your home looks, but you realize that you are facing one problem. Having a new paint job for your home seems to be a good idea, but the kind of paint that you must be buying and the kind of paint that has been used to paint your walls is yet a mystery for you to solve.

The mystery of knowing what kind of paint have been used on your walls isn’t that hard – have a clean white cloth, a painter’s rag (or an old white T-shirt) and a can of denatured alcohol ready for this.

Pour a small amount of the alcohol onto the cloth and gently rub an area of the paint you want to identify. If the paint softens and comes off on the cloth, you have just identified that the paint is acrylic or latex paint.

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Electrician in Singapore

We all have a variety of power switches in our home that exist for specific purposes. There’s the single pole switch that can control a light fixture from one location. Meanwhile, we have 3-way switches that can control lighting from two locations. Lastly, there are also 4-way switches that can switch light fixtures on and off from 3 or more locations. However, like any other electrical component, electrical switches may also run into some problems of their own. When this happens, don’t hesitate to call a professional and certified electrician Singapore to fix the issue. Some solutions might even involve working on a trip switch, which requires the skills of an experienced technician.

Experience is certainly very important for an electrician. There is no room for any error in this function. this reason . They train for a long time so as to muster both classroom instruction and practical practices. It corrects situations in a way that is not only safer but also conforms to building safety laws. This work requires a huge amount of technical knowledge because even the smallest errors may give fatal results in the end.

Before starting hands-on and testing errors in various electronic products, the electrode must digest a large amount of information about electricity and electronics. To consume this information you must work as an intern for at least four years. You must be good at math and must be good enough to read charts, technical plans, and organization. All these characteristics help to think about diagnosing the problem quickly. All these characteristics are developed in electricity during the trainee period. When it comes to electricity, there are no shortcuts to acquiring knowledge.

Do your fuses or circuit breakers trip as soon as you turn on your electrical switches at home? Such problems occur mostly because of short circuits, which usually happens when a hot wire touches wither another hot wire or a neutral wire. Wear-and-tear in the circuit’s electrical wiring because of rodents and old age can also cause such a problem – this is more commonly the cause when you see frays on your wires. If you can’t identify the issue, call an experienced electrician quickly to get your wall switch fixed immediately.

There are several signs indicating faulty electrical switches. One of these signs involve not feeling the “snap” that you usually get when you flip the switch. Some of the other signs are when electrical switches make strange noises such buzzing sounds while operating. The most critical sign is when it starts to produce a spark when switched on. This does not only happen to light switches, but also a circuit breaker switch or electrical outlet switches. Remember not to delay such problems and immediately opt to replace your circuit breaker switch when such issues arise.

Electrical work costs ultimately depend on the amount of work required in your house such as the number of power points, lighting points and cable points. Concealment of wires and plastering will also affect pricing for electrical work. The focus on electrical works is based on the labour charges which is the expertise you are paying for. Appliances can be purchased but the installation is up to the electrician to sort out.

Generally electrical services are well regulated but there are cases where the job done is not satisfactory and disputes may arise from it. Be clear and make sure the electrician is also clear in his task. It is always better to discuss and communicate on issues that may arise in the process of carrying out the job. This is where most of the problems happen. Check backgrounds of electricians if possible and get some points of views from neighbours or friends who have gone through good and bad jobs. After all, the customer is the one that end up paying.

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Looking for a sliding door replacement or repair in Singapore

Are you looking for a sliding door replacement or repair in Singapore?

Your search can stop here. Our technician have more experienced and able install different type of sliding and glass door from bathroom sliding door to commercial glass door.

A bathroom sliding door installation is a top service especially for homeowners who want to create a partition between their bath area and the toilet. It makes it easier to clean the bathroom and users can have privacy.

Commercial glass door installation is a common service that we offer. We have different designs on our glass. You can inquire about the cost to install sliding glass door online from one of our customer representatives.

You should make sure your doors as safe as possible and the installation as professional as possible. Door installation Singapore is right here with us. And you don’t have to look far if you want professional installation.

Some people need a sliding glass door installation because they want to get away from the traditional knobbed door. It’s a much more aesthetic choice which explains why people prefer it nowadays.

Glass door installations can be costly if you don’t find the right company to do your installations. Quality companies can tell you about the cost to install sliding patio door to put a proper division from the terrace and the inside of your home.

Our specialty services include sliding door installation of any kind. You can call us to check the sliding door installation cost and get an idea of your budget needs.

Some important point to note about sliding doors:

Not all doors can be repaired. In most cases, the sliding door repair work involves taking down the door from the frame after which realignment would be needed. However for sliding door, there are times when the door cannot be removed from the frame due to fixture blocking it such as a wall or cabinet. This is especially so when you notice that the door is blocked by the side or top by something.

While we have experience in fixing sliding door, we do have our limitation in the work we can provide too.

Glass doors and sliding doors, beautiful as they are, are susceptible to failures and breakdowns. The beating they get from mother nature, heavy use, and even dirt will cause the failure of the guide track, rollers, trims or other parts. This may cause the glass to break, the door to be misaligned, or even the entire door to fall off. Consequently, this may affect how the door functions and it may also pose a danger to its users. With this in mind, we offer glass door and sliding door repair services designed to enable your door to function efficiently and safely. Our work includes:

Fix sliding glass door track

Replacement glass

Sliding door latch repair

Sliding door wheel, roller & track repair/replacement

Latch repair & replacement

Door handle & panel replacement.

We can repair your glass door for you. If you have a broken glass or a damaged frame, we use quality glass and glass filler to do the repairs. We have repairmen who are prepared to do what is necessary to make it look closer to the original door before it got damaged.

Replacing the glass on your glass door is difficult to do without an expert. We have our professional repairman check the door and will give you suggestions on what to do with it. Aside from that, our service team can also replace the lock on your doors.

We also provide home repairs services of any kind , ceiling light and fan installation, bath tub replacement and other electrical and painting services.

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Power Point Installation & Replacement in Singapore

Electricity, if not the most important, is one of the most essential necessities for us to carry out our daily activities. It powers everything in our homes, offices, and even cars.

It is known that every room in a house should have at least one power socket to be used by appliances, even if it’s left vacant. After all, you never know when it will be needed.

Dealing With Faulty Power Points at Home

Not only are faulty power sockets unavoidable, but it is also often troublesome especially when there is an electrical appliance to be used. Sometimes, Singapore electrical sockets just stop working for no reason.

However, it is important to be aware that this is usually an indication of electrical wiring issues. Just replacing the electrical outlet may not solve the problem entirely and you may need to have complete rewiring of your electrical switch done before it triggers a shock or fire hazard. This is why it is essential to work with a reliable electrician in Singapore in order to avoid such wiring mistakes.

Can You Fix Power Socket Problems By Yourself?

Wide we offer a range of electrical services in Singapore, there are some common problems with your electrical power point installation that you can troubleshoot yourself. Remember that you MUST turn off all power to your circuit first before delving into the following steps:

Circuit breaker: Try turning the breaker off and then on after a while. If you are not sure which circuit breaker is faulty, turn them all off and one to see which one is bad.

Ground fault: This is commonly caused by water damage and most times, clears after it dries completely. If more than one power point has an issue or the problems persist after a week, call a certified electrician in Singapore to help you with it.

Worn and broken electrical power points: We see this often when replacing power points or installing new power points in old homes. Every use weakens a power point gradually and they would need to be replaced after a while.

Loose or broken wires: If a power point installation is not properly done, wires will begin to loosen up and eventually get disconnected. If the wires of the power point are loose, it may cause poor contact which would lead to overheating and possibly a fire hazard.

Reasons Why Your Singapore Electrical Socket Stopped Working

Ever experienced a sudden disruption in any of your household appliances because of a faulty electrical outlet? You might be wondering what caused our Singapore Electrical Socket to stop working. Let us get your through some of the reasons why behind this problem:

Open Circuit

A Singapore electrical socket is unlikely to work if there is an opening in the circuit resulting from a poor power socket installation or age. As such, an open circuit can also result from a gap or break in the electrical wiring. This point in the circuit is where electricity cannot pass at all. The most common reason behind this is a loose wire, which can lead to several other electrical outlet failures.

Overloaded circuit

Electrical flow through the circuit is likely to be interrupted by a malfunctioning circuit breaker or a blown fuse. Remember that a circuit breaker trips and a fuse blows to prevent the overheating of electrical wires. When a large amount of electricity flows through a wire, the circuit will be overloaded and that is when the fuse melts. As a result, the connection will break and cause the circuit to fail. This is one of the most common reasons why a Singapore electrical socket stopped working.

Short Circuits

Short circuits can also cause circuit breakers to trip. When short circuits occur, it cuts the flow of the current in the electrical wirings and causes a Singapore electrical socket to completely stop working. This occurs when a hot wire accidentally touches a ground wire, which then provides a path to the earth. It will then cause the electricity to run off the circuit, leading to the circuit breaker eventually tripping.

Faulty Outlet

A defective, corroded, or poorly installed electrical outlet can be a subject to malfunctioning. Nevertheless, these are quite cheap as well as easy to replace. If you find that neither the triggered breaker box or the blown fuse is the reason behind the faulty outlet, then troubleshoot the Singapore electrical socket itself. In this case, you should shut down the circuit where the outlet is connected. Just unscrew the outlet and make sure that the wires are properly linked.

Wire nut containing several electrical wirings

A wire nut connects two or more wires together and is designed to keep them securely covered. This protects any exposed wires that may lead to potential dangers. A licensed electrician may also use wire nuts to make a connection between electrical wirings. Utilizing them for anything else besides these reasons will cause various problems with the inner wiring and eventually lead to the Singapore electrical socket to stop working. Remember these things when you are about to install an electrical outlet.

Wrong kind of device for wiring

When talking about electrical wirings, there are two kinds of metal wires available namely, copper or aluminium. The copper is considered to be the stronger metal between these two. Hence, copper wiring is used for most electrical devices. While aluminium can also be used, this may lead to more complications. This is because aluminium is a brittle metal and has high resistance to electricity. Therefore, if your home has aluminium wiring then it is also likely to create problems for you.

Better Safe Than Sorry

A faulty electrical outlet needs to be replaced when it starts heating up or when a sudden spark appears when a plug is inserted. If you have trouble locating power points, then speak to us today to help you with your power socket installation and power point replacement.