Maintenance

Home Rewires – Your Questions, Our Answers

Home Rewires

If уоur house wаѕ buіlt before 1950, thе wіrіng mау not be up to current ѕtаndаrdѕ. Prіоr tо 1950, mаnу wіrіng systems rеlіеd оn rubber and lead and cloth-insulation, whісh dеtеrіоrаtеѕ оvеr time. Bеtwееn the lаtе 1800s tо mid-1930s, wiring wаѕ hеld іn place bу metal conduit. You can find photos оn thе Internet. If уоu suspect thаt your house was wіrеd bеfоrе 1950 or hаѕ old style insulation аѕk a qualified еlесtrісіаn to сhесk іt.

Hоw muсh dоеѕ a house rеwіrе cost? 

Of course, іt depends оn hоw much wоrk a particular hоmе nееdѕ and whеrе уоu live. Your local electrician is the best bet as they are probably familiar with many different styles and ages of residences. An exact cost for a house rewiring in your suburb will depend on many different things. Any electrical company is only too happy to inspect the house and provide an obligation-free estimate.

How long does it take? 

This depends оn fасtоrѕ like the ѕіzе of уоur hоmе. In gеnеrаl, fоr an average size hоuѕе, wіth a 2-3 person crew, a соmрlеtе rеwіrе, whеrе аll thе wires аrе rерlасеd, tаkеѕ аbоut 2-7 days.

How to Treat Your Carpet After Professional Cleaning

carpet cleaning

There is much the homeowner can do to keep their carpet looking like new, but eventually there comes a time when professional carpet cleaning is in order.  In fact, carpet cleaners and manufacturers both advise that this should be done annually. However, much depends on your lifestyle. A home where pets and children live is likely to have more spills and dirt on the carpet than one where only one or two adults live, especially if they spend most of their time at work.

Once you’ve made the decision to have your carpets professionally cleaned, it is essential to follow a few tips in order to ensure they don’t get dirty again within a few days.  It’s important to follow the advice of the cleaner in caring for your carpets. Here are some general tips that will help the carpet to stay cleaner.

Which Type of Automatic pool Cleaner is Best

Automatic pool Cleaner

If you are tired of constantly cleaning your pool, it may be time to invest in a automatic pool cleaner. The trouble is, since there are several types you may not know which one is best.  In fact, all of them do a good job for the kind of cleaning they were designed to do, so to choose the best type for your pool, you first need to look at the type of debris that gets in it.

Large debris

If the pool is close to trees and shrubs that drop leaves, nuts or berries and twigs into the pool, or if grass seems to be a problem in the pool, choose a cleaner that is good for cleaning larger debris. These are called pressure cleaners. Some types connect straight to the pool pump, while others have a booster pump. The cleaner moves around the pool using the water pressure and it has its own bag to hold the debris, which saves you cleaning the pool filter so much.

How to Choose a Plant Hire Company

Plant Hire Company

When you are doing a full property renovation, choosing the right machinery to do it with will save time and costs. You may have to level ground for an extension or dig up some of the formwork to lay new piers or foundations. All this work must be done by machine and plant hire is far more affordable than purchasing machinery to do it with.

Honest and communicative

However, it is important to choose the right company to deal with. Not only should they be honest, but communicative as well. Trying to deal with a company when they don’t answer their phone or fax is difficult and frustrating. Having to work out what you need with only a junior staff member who knows next to nothing to help you, is just as bad.

Hiring Removalists or DIY Removals

Furniture Removalists

Some people try to save money and do the furniture removal themselves. There are arguments for and against and certainly the money saving aspect heads the ‘for’ list. Perhaps we should ask an experienced furniture removalist to outline the Pros and Cons of DIY removals or hiring professional furniture removalists.

Here’s Jason –

There are a few questions about the removal that need to be asked before we skip to the pros and cons. These are:

1) How big is your house?

2) How much stuff will be required to be moved?

3) Are you going to need a truck? If yes, how big? Or will a ute be okay?

4) Any valuable and breakable items with which you need to be especially careful?

5) What is access like at both the current house and the new place?

Once these questions have been answered you can then decide on a DIY removal or getting in touch with professional removalists.

For example, if your answer was that you have a big house, tons of stuff to move, a few breakables that you want to be careful with, and that the access might be a bit tricky, the suggestion would be that it is a job for the professionals.

But we said we would weigh up the Pros and Cons, so let’s do that anyway!

Top Removalist Tips to Get Ready for Moving Home

Moving Home

Worrying about the big move? Fret no more if you have no truck to carry your belongings or friends to help you out packing and moving things. Get professional removalists to do all the work for you. But to effectively put removalists to work to your advantage you have to be acquainted with the entire moving process to know the work they do from packing, wrapping, assembly, to unpacking, and disassembly. Here are some top removalist tips to get ready for moving home:

  1. Get ready to pack ahead of time

Just like when you’re getting ready for an exam, it’s also not a good idea to cram everything the night before your move. Best to start collecting boxes and old newspapers for the move a few weeks prior. One way to hit two birds with one stone is to wrap your glassware with clothes, eliminating the need for you to use old newspapers and packing both items at the same time.

Top Secret Ingredients to Carpet Cleaning

carpet cleaning

According to the authority in carpet cleaning methods the struggle is real when it comes to carpet cleaning. Spills, drops, accidents, and anything else that you may have stepped on with your shoes almost always threaten to ruin your carpet regardless of your all your attempts to keep it clean. Learn 5 top secret ingredients to keep your carpets spotless and looking new.

  1. Club Soda

Not many may know it but club soda, a type of carbonated water, is effective in removing stains from your carpet. This is especially true for wine and beer stains. To use club soda for carpet cleaning effectively, you simply have to blot the stained area with club soda daubed on a piece of cloth.

  1. Vinegar Solution

If club soda doesn’t do it, you can mix white vinegar and water in a handheld sprayer. The vinegar solution should be sprayed on the spot and let it soak in for 10 to 15 minutes. Then soak up the solution and stain with a clean sponge. The process may have to be repeated a number of times before the stain is removed.

7 Tips to Transport Your Goods Safely

Transport Goods Safely

No matter whether you are sending large items overseas as gifts to relatives, or sending some small item across the country, when choosing a transport company it’s important to do a little research so you can find the right one for the job. Otherwise, it will waste your time and theirs and your sending your goods may be delayed while waiting for the freight company to get back to you.

Here are 7 tips on transporting your goods safely

  • Safety is paramount for your goods so find out how they will be packed and transported. In some cases a container may be used and you will most likely have to share one with other people, unless you have a lot of goods to send all at once. Safety also includes the condition of the trucks. If their trucks are not well maintained and end up crashing, your goods could be smashed to pieces.

5 Reasons You Should Hire A Removalist

Hire A Removalist

Do you dread home moving? Are you tensed about the prospects of this dangerous and strenuous task? You should extinguish all your worries and hire a professional removalist. The experience and reliability they accord will give you enough reasons to marvel.

But just before you make a move, why should you go for a plausible removalist?

Time saving

Professional movers possess a plethora of valuable experience. They move delicate and heavy items for a living. With them at the helm, a task that may take you the entire day will be handled in a matter of hours.  Hiring a professional mover will free up more time for other important errands during the moving day.