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:

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.