Criteria Of Plumbers You Should Check First Before Hiring

Plumbing work comprises a lot of varied work from the faucet to the gas issues, water heater issues, broken toilets and much more. Some of this plumbing issues at home can be resolved or fixed on our own while there is some few more complex plumbing work in which the help of a plumber is badly needed to avoid further damage or expenses. Hiring a plumber may be the solution to the problem you have in your home or business but as an employer, how would you choose the criteria of the plumber or the plumbing services that you will hire?

Below are criteria that you can check before hiring the plumber or getting the plumbing services in Singapore:

1. Certificates or License

If a plumber is certified or the plumbing services have a license you get peace of mind that they know what they are going since they cannot obtain those certificate or license without passing the training or present the needed requirement to render the plumbing services. Furthermore, if they have a license or certificate chances are they can do more complicated jobs and are flexible for possible options to get practical solutions to the plumbing issues you may have at home.

2. Reasonable Charges

They say that fees must not matter when it comes to the quality of the job. We understand this, but considering the quality of their work, you would still ask yourself if it is a reasonable charge to get the things done for you. If not then, try to ask them why they charge you like that if you think it is too much. If you are lucky, the plumbing service company or the plumbing might get an idea that you had thought the charge fee is too high for you and who knows they can give you a discount.

3. Experience

LOng years of services or experience makes you a master of it, isn’t it? If you keep doing it, every day chances are you will likely to fix the problem fast and effectively. As an employer, the years of experience have the great impact whether or not you should hire the plumber or get the plumbing services.

4. Round The Clock Service

Who knows when the emergency can happen? It is quite better if they are flexible and can respond promptly when their services are needed at your place. Go for a plumber or plumbing service company that has an emergency number so you can trust that they will get into your vicinity as fast as they can.

5. Reference

If they are referred by your family or friends who have already been their client, it means that they trusted the capabilities of the plumber or they are impressed with the past work of the plumber, and they recommended it to you. This saves you from inconveniences of sifting out which are the best for the job.

There are many plumbers and plumbing services in the Singapore. With these criteria that we have ready for you, we trust that you were able to get the best plumber supplier Singapore to help you in for the plumbing issues you may have in business or at your residence.

4 DIY Fixes to Common Air Conditioner Problems

Your air con breathes life to your home. However, when it functions less than your expectation, it costs a lot of bucks just to get it fixed. There are air conditioner problems though that you, yourself, can solve before calling an air conditioner technician. Here are common air con problems experienced at home and helpful solutions to fix them:

The room remains warm
It is common for an air condition to build up the temperature and cool your room. However, after turning it on and
thirty minutes after, no change in temperature is observed, this signals a problem in your unit.

Solution: First, check your thermostat if the temperature it is set is at a warm level. The lower the Celsius, the warmer it will be. Second, if you have adjusted to a cooler level (higher C) but the room is still warm then, it is time to check the filters and condensers. If these parts of the unit have too much dust, clean them or call a technician for it (N. Harms, 2015 & D. Trattner, n.d). Third, check if the outer part of the air con is not covered with anything (Trattner, n.d). If it is, remove anything that blocks it. The insulation allows heat to be released externally. If heat remains in the unit then, it affects the temperature and overall performance of the air conditioner.

The temperature is not right
You changed the mode or the level in the thermostat, but the temperature seems different from what you have
set. This could be a room problem (N.Harms, 2015) or a problem with the refrigerant or evaporators (D. Trattner,
n.d.&N.Harms, 2015).

Solution: Harms says that if sunlight can profusely enter your room then, it will not cool. Close almost all of your windows and keep one open (for ventilation and proper circulation of air). However, if keeping your room shut for
more than 2 hours doesn’t help then, check your unit’s refrigerant or evaporators. Experts said that refrigerants or
evaporators need to be insulated, cleaned if not, changed. Call a technician to do the more professional tasks.

The unit doesn’t turn on
When you press the thermostat, your unit does not respond. Perhaps, it is a problem with power connection or
thermostat setting.

Solution: First, make sure that your unit is plugged in properly. Check if the plug was loose or not connected to
the power supply. Second, check your thermostat’s setting and adjust the temperature (D. Trattner, n.d.&N.Harms, 2015). Third, Trattner suggests making sure that the thermostat batteries are functioning. Fourth, if the problem persists, Harms says that it must be a broken motor or compressor. It is recommended to call a
professional to fix it (Harms, 2015).

The air conditioner suddenly turns off
After some hours, the conditioner turns off even if you did not set it to do so automatically. Experts suggest that it could be a thermostat or unit problem.

Solution: Check if your thermostat is not set to turn off automatically. Trattner says to make sure that your thermostat is at a cool location and not in direct sunlight or heat. Harms also recommends checking if your air conditioner’s filters, compressors, and motors are dusty. A general clean-up of the unit can solve the problem.

Contact a technician to do so.
A homeowner’s experiences with an air conditioner can be easily fixed if proper maintenance is done all the time. Contact a technician immediately if problems persist.

Little History of Linct

WHO — People who believe that the Internet is as much for community as it is for commerce. They think that the equitable access to learning, earning and communications is intrinsic to a just society. Such people dream of being able to use the web to work together for their own well-being, not just for commercial purposes alone. Education and training are crucial. Children in middle-class families in the U.S. and abroad are learning early to use computers (photo). LINCT helps teenagers and others who have not enjoyed this head start–whether in technology or learning in general.
WHAT — Learning and Information Networking for Communities via Technology. The LINCT Coalition works together with communities using cost-effective “Learn & Earn” programs that provide:

–Computer training for adults, youth, and families who lack access to training and computer-based jobs.
–Ownership of “learned and earned” computers. to provide access to community resources on-line.
–Refurbished/recycled donated computers that are learned and earned as “green PCs” (kept out of landfills).
–A community-based reward for volunteerism using Time Dollars, a tax-exempt “currency of caring.”
–At-home access for children and parents to on-line learning that improves school learning and adult job performance via eLearningSpace.org.

WHERE — Locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. Everywhere, people can be linked together by modern computing and communications technology. The LINCT Coalition is made up of people who belong to organizations that actually have in-the-field programs. So LINCT is ultimately in communities working to make technology a liberating learning, earning and communications tool.

WHY — The need to bridge divides that disenfranchise. The still-present digital divide is a wake-up call to address with new urgency and creativity the deeply entrenched learning, earning, and community divides that made it inevitable. In other words, if the millions of families, youth, and communities being disenfranchised by the digital divide had the learning and earning power they lack, the digital divide would not exist. But it does exist, and it compounds disenfranchisement for all who lack the learning and earning power to bridge it.

This describes an urgent nationwide need. It is the need to empower communities, families, and youth with digital tools and skills needed to bridge the learning and earning divides that disenfranchise. Low-income communities are ready and able to meet this need. And the needed tools are readily available. Each year, the technology-rich side of the digital divide generates millions of used, but highly useable computers.

These millions of computers–fresh from the desks of millions of Americans who are already a part of the digital economy–can serve a second, socially valuable purpose as highly motivating and empowering digital tools for disenfranchised family and youth who need to learn and earn their way across entrenched educational and economic divides. Since 1995, a nationwide coalition of nonprofit organizations and businesses has developed a successful community-managed learn-and-earn model though which thousands of low-income adults and youth have earned computers.

The most capable of these learners are then trained to mentor other people and communities to turn donated business computers into motivating learning and earning tools for other families, youth, and for community networking of people-to-people services. This communities-mentoring-communities strategy is producing a community-generated mentors capable of motivating empowering others to turn thousands of 2-to-3 year old donated computers (currently mid-level Pentiums) into “learned and earned” home computers that can improve the learning power of youth and the earning power of parents.

By mentoring such programs in many more communities, millions, rather than thousands of technology-poor families will be helped to digitally empower themselves. The initiating, motivating and empowering key to the success of this community-based mentoring of youth and families is the earning a home computer by learning to use it effectively as a learning-and-earning tool. By failing to heed the wake up call to digitally-empower disenfranchised families to bridge America’s education and economic divides via their own learning and earning, we fail them and their need to develop their capacity for lifelong learning and earning in the digital age.

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