Monday, 3 November 2014

5 Quick and Simple Tips to Keep Your Office Clean


Whether you work from home or in an office, you surely spend a lot of time in front of your desk, which means you touch and grab things with your hands (like phones, keyboards, etc). By touching them, two things happen: if your hands are not clean, they’ll get those things dirty; and if those things are dirty, but your hands are clean, your hands will get dirty. We could say that when two things make contact, the dirtiest one gets the other one dirty.
If we don’t take care of cleaning our work environment, we’ll become ill.So, it goes beyond de-cluttering, removing stacks of papers, and organizing bills. Let’s take it step by step:

1. It’s all about habits. It’s so easy to get lazy and let things grow untidy. If needed, put a note on your desk or in office general notice board to remind yourself and your staff members that you must take 15 minutes to clean up your desk and put everything away. As time goes by, everyone will get used to cleaning their work environment without even thinking about it while they do it.

Monday, 22 September 2014

Importance of Disinfecting High Touch Areas




Many people frequent your establishment each day and it’s important to disinfect high touch areas or “hot spots” to keep healthy staff and prevent the spread of germs to your patron’s hot spots are places that get touched by human hands with relative frequency.  a few examples would be door knobs, light switches, hand rails, phones, desks, computer keyboards, elevator buttons, urinal or toilet flush handles and sinks or faucets, just to name a few

Disinfecting is not meant to replace cleaning.  Infact using too much disinfectant may actually harm your immune system.  Our bodies need to be exposed to some germs and bacteria in order to develop the antibodies that make up a strong immune system.  Plus, all those chemicals can harm your indoor air quality.

Friday, 19 September 2014

Preventative care can extend carpet life.


The key to effective, cost-efficient floor care is preventative maintenance. Trabajillos recommends a long-term care plan for all the floors in your facility. Keep in mind that natural and specialty floors may require care that is more specialized. 
Carpet can be a great asset to your company’s environment. It can make a bold design statement, help to insulate your building, and absorb sound. However, carpet is more difficult to keep clean than a hard surface and can attract lots of dust and particles. There are three distinct carpet care processes: preventative, interim, and restorative. These methods must be used hand in hand for the best results.


                    Here are two necessary tips for great carpet care preventative maintenance:

Vacuum carpeted areas daily: Dirt is easily removed if addressed in a timely fashion, but once dirt gets wet it can become deeply embedded in the carpet. The only difference between a spill and a stain is time. You should immediately blot (never wipe or rub!) the affected area with a paper towel to absorb as much of the spill as possible and make a note for your cleaning staff.



Deep clean every six months: If you have areas of your carpet that are more heavily trafficked than others, steam cleaning – also called extraction – is a great interim step. It should be done every six months in order to keep heavily trafficked sections looking as good as the rest of the carpet.

The easiest way to make sure your carpet lasts is to establish a maintenance plan. Contact Trabajillos so we can develop a schedule for all of your carpet cleaning needs


Friday, 8 August 2014

Your Water : The Dangers of Chlorine in it



You may be aware of the fact that chlorine acts as a disinfectant if you own a pool, but most municipalities also add water to the water supply in an effort to rid the supply of microbes in an inexpensive manner. As a homeowner, you may not have much control over what is used to disinfect the water that comes through your faucets and plumbing fixtures, but you can control what you expose your family to. Here at Trabajillos Nigeria, we believe that everyone should know about water quality and the dangers that chlorine can present. If you are wondering whether or not your unfiltered water supply is safe, read on and find out what the experts have to say. 




Ingesting Chlorinated Water Can Be Hazardous to Your Health 

It may be an inexpensive compound that kills bacteria, but if this compound kills living microorganisms what do you think it will do to the organs in the human body? It may surprise you to hear that the same compound that is used to disinfect public water supplies today in Treasure Coast is what was used as a weapon in World War I. Yes, chlorine gas was used as a weapon and when enemies breathes this gas in they would experience burning. While the levels of the compound are much lower in water, ingesting it can still present hazards to your health. 



What Are the Risks?

 A lot of studies have been conducted to see how chlorinated water can affect the human body. Based on the studies, researchers have linked water treated with this compound to higher rates of bladder and rectal cancer. Based on what the studies show, when it is ingested, the compound will interact with other organic compounds in the body that will lead to the growth of dangerous free radicals that can damage your healthy cells. Experts suggest that individuals switch to chlorine-free water to avoid becoming a statistic

Friday, 16 May 2014

8 Dusting Tips You May Not Be Doing

Lets face it, none of us will ever banish dust bunnies for good!  Dust, allergens, and other particles are constantly floating through our home’s air.  It builds up and you can’t hide it.  Dust build up can even effect your health, especially if you or a family member has allergies.
Fortunately, Dusting is not a difficult chore, if you stay on top of it.  I actually find it a little rewarding to see things that were previously covered in a layer of dust, nice and shiny again.  With the right techniques, tools and tips on a few hot spots to pay attention to, you can keep all that dust in check, and your house healthy and shiny!



Tools: Use tools that will grab the dust, not push it around. A feather duster may be fun to use or look fancy but for serious dusting, use a microfiber cloth.  Microfiber clothes literally grab dust, are super absorbent, streak free and don’t leave lint or dust behind. I keep a spray bottle filled with half white vinegar, half water and lightly spray a microfiber cloth, or you can use your favorite multipurpose spray or furniture polish, whichever is appropriate for the surface.  If you do like to use a duster for quick clean up, invest in a good quality feather duster one made with ostrich feathers, they do a better job at grabbing dust, they actually have tiny little finger-like nodules that are really good at holding dust.

Dust in the right direction:  When dusting a room, start with the highest items and work your around the room and down to the lowest, moving in a spiral.  Then vacuum.  Since dust falls downward, working in this pattern will keep dust from lading on an already cleaned area.

Monday, 14 April 2014

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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Cleaning your overhead WATER TANK.


It is necessary to clean and disinfect your water holding tank(s) at least once a year or more often, if required.
This is to remove algae (plant growth which produces bad tastes and odours), silt, and bacteria which may be
harmful.

If the Water Holding Tank is: *Accessible for Cleaning :
1. Empty the tank.
2. Scrub or pressure wash the interior walls to
remove dirt and grime.
3. Rinse out the tank.
4. Mix a solution of household bleach and water (1
tablespoon or 15 ml of bleach for every gallon
of water).
5. Scrub or pressure wash the interior walls of the
tank with this solution, and leave it sit for 2
hours.
6. After 2 hours, thoroughly rinse the tank
with clean water.
7. Refill with potable water.


* Caution is to be taken when using a strong chlorine solution. A water holding tank is a confined
space. Under no circumstances should you enter a confined space, unless taking the appropriate
precautions otherwise contact us at Trabajillos  or 08067179557 to come do it the professional way

Monday, 24 February 2014

Few Workplace Cleaning and Maintenance Tips





aside from our home, the place where most of us tend to spend the most time is at our office. And in order for us to be able to work comfortably and productively, it’s important that we do all that we can in to keep our workplace just as clean as possible. Yet just like with the rooms in our house, if we’re not careful to do this on a daily basis, papers can start to pile up, dust can settle on our furniture and our office can begin to become a huge mess.
To prevent this from happening at your office, we are giving you workplace cleaning and maintenance tips. If you apply these to your daily schedule, your workplace will remain spotless—every single day.



Create a formal filing system:
Being that daily work oftentimes consists of writing things down, it’s pretty understandable why a lot of paper would start to collect in your office space. That’s why it’s a good idea to create a formal filing system. Although you might still need a couple of filing cabinets, being that a lot of contracts, documents and correspondence can be done online.



Monday, 17 February 2014

is land-lording for you???


Handling Basic Maintenance Repairs
You will undoubtedly have maintenance-related issues to resolve. You have to tend to them in a timely fashion to hold up your end of the rental bargain and to keep your tenants happy. One big reason people sell rental property is because they find the maintenance challenge too frustrating.

Preventing Problems
Doing preventive maintenance can help you avoid major problems, as well as give you the luxury of doing it on your schedule rather than having to drop everything to deal with a problem that occurs later. For example, consider having the sewer line cleaned up after you buy the home. One common problem is drains backing up and causing flooding in basements after a big rain. There is no way to know when or how often the previous owner rotted out the sewage line. Items like replacing the air filter in furnaces, oiling and maintaining furnaces, replacing batteries in smoke detectors, or even simply turning on stoves and water faucets in your building are things you can do to make sure they operate properly.

Working with the Tenant
Even if you have written into your lease that the tenant is responsible for taking care of certain maintenance items, don't count on it happening without some attention from you. Tenants don't care or have the experience to maintain your property. Some tenants will try to negotiate a lower rent in exchange for maintaining the premises. This has its pluses and minuses. According to many tenants' rights ordinances throughout this country, the burden of maintenance and repairs falls on the landlord. Oftentimes, a tenant will have the right, after written notification of a material defect, to repair an item and bill you or to deduct a portion of rent for their discomfort and dissatisfaction. One way to make small repairs less of a hassle is to have the tenant call in a repairman to fix the issue, then deduct the cost from their rent. That way, you don't have to be there and the tenant (who will have to be there) will be able to explain the problem to the repairman, which he is more familiar with than you are.

Be sure you can trust your tenants before making them responsible for making a repair; otherwise, you are opening yourself up to being taken advantage of by tenants who abuse the situation. If something does go wrong and you don't feel you should have to cover the costs she wants you to cover, you may still choose to work out some sort of compensation with her, if she is a good tenant. You don't want to drive out a tenant who pays her rent on time and generally takes good care of her unit over something minor.

When negotiating with a tenant for some type of compensation for defects in the dwelling, remember they will usually ask for less than you volunteer to give them. This is like any other type of negotiation, in which you should always have the other person speak first. Everything is negotiable.

when you don/'t have time and the issues are too much and frustrating,please visit us at Trabajillos to help management and maintain your property at a very reasonable amount.

Monday, 10 February 2014

Home Repairs You Shouldn't Put Off !!!




Trying to figure out where to direct your limited home repair Naira? These are the repairs that you shouldn't put off:

Caulking
Caulk doesn't cost much, but it does an important job: keeping water out of places that it shouldn't be. Inspect your shower, tub and around all windows and doors on a regular basis for places that need to be recaulked. Then, get on it right away (fixing water damage costs a lot more):

Cleaning Your Dryer Vent
Washer and Dryer
You probably clean your dryer's lint trap regularly, but when's the last time you cleaned out your dryer vent? If it's been more than a year, it's time to get to it. Too much build up can lead to a fire (yikes!):


Roof Repairs
A leaky roof can lead to big problems – structural damage, mold, loss of personal property. It's nothing to mess with. Address roof leaks as soon as you discover them, and you'll save yourself a ton of cash:

Pest Problems
Termites, carpenters ants, roaches, rodents – if they've taken up residence in your home, the time to deal with them is now. Waiting will only lead to more costly treatments and further damage to your home:

A Plumbing Leak
Water Leak:
Big leak, small leak, any type of leak can do big damage to your home. Address all plumbing problems as soon as they arise. Then, learn how to keep your plumbing in tip top shape, so you have fewer problems going forward:

Peeling Paint
Fresh paint makes your house look nice, but it serves a more important purpose: keeping your house dry and rot-free. If the paint on your home is peeling off, it's time to go after it with a scraper and a paint can:

Drainage Problems
Clogged Gutter
Clogged gutters, downspouts that don't direct away from the house, improper grading – there are lots of things that can lead to drainage problems around your house, and all of them put your home's foundation at risk and invite water indoors. Now (not later) is time to tackle those rainwater woes

Trabajillos offers all the support you need to deliver well-managed, clean, safe and efficient premises for your convenience. Our clients can employ our services one a one-stop basis for all their Facility Management (FM) needs as an integrated solution or pick specific services pinned on their organisational or individual needs, creating a seamless interaction.

Monday, 3 February 2014

do you want a sparkling bathroom?



Following these bathroom cleaning tips will help you tackle this

Pre-Treating the Tub and Shower
Wear gloves so you can avoid getting any chemicals or irritants on your skin. Spray the tub and shower stall with a mildew remover or bleach. Let this sit while you get to work on the toilet.

Cleaning the Toilet
Spray the toilet bowl inside and exterior with disinfectant. Let it sit on the inside while you use a rag or sponge to wipe the rim and the outside of the bowl, lid, behind the seat, all the way down to the floor and around the base of the toilet.

With your scrub brush, clean the inside of the bowl, then flush. To remove tough toilet bowl rings, you can either use full strength white vinegar to do the job quickly.


Monday, 27 January 2014

Neutralizing odors around your house, in the car



Neuroscientists say humans can distinguish 10,000 scents, though we don’t have names for a lot of them.

Our sense of smell—the olfactory sense—brings depth and emotional richness to daily life.

Our olfactory system also alerts us to potential dangers: spoiled food, rot and decay, harmful molds. Most Nigerian homes contain a variety of sprays, plug-ins, stick-ons, scented candles, and other products designed to mask or remove bad odors.

Many people suffer allergic reactions to the fragrances in some of these products. Some air fresheners contain toxins.

Yet a few inexpensive household essentials you probably have on hand already—vinegar, salt, coffee, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide—will neutralize most noxious odors around your home and in your vehicles.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Easy office maintenance tips





Businesses spend substantial resources on impressive office design and refurbishments. In order to avoid incurring additional costs throughout the rent or lease, it is in the immediate interest of any company to invest time and plan wisely for proper care and maintenance of office furniture, equipment and interiors.

As an option, you may choose to employ professional service providers like Trabajillos  for office maintenance on a contractual basis, to do away with all the hassles of keeping your office clean and up-to-date. Alternatively, you must be on a constant vigil so that suitable office maintenance measures are executed to create a smooth and healthy work environment.

Let’s go over some tips for easy office maintenance.....