Home Maintenance

How To Get Maintenance Work Done In Dubai

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Finding the right maintenance company for your home is crucial. While Dubai is a city of endless amenities and services, you still need to do your research and find the best home maintenance company for your property. Such companies offer annual maintenance contracts that take care of many requirements, right from plumbing to electrical work. 

But how should you get started? As we mentioned, there are so many resources to tap in Dubai, and it isn’t easy to find the perfect maintenance company right off the bat. You need experts who are not only professionals but also licensed, with insurance coverage, and an expert in all home maintenance works. 

And before you think it’s a good idea, we want to warn you against following home DIY videos. Not only are the videos shot by experts but trying to copy them could make the situation worse. So put away Youtube and pick up your phone to call maintenance companies in Dubai. 

Handymen are usually the best option 

Keeping this in mind, handymen are great options. These technicians are well-versed in several aspects of home maintenance right from fixing and cleaning drains to maintaining your air conditioner and repainting walls. As a single technician is knowledgeable in diverse forms of repair, you don’t have to call in individual technicians who would probably charge you more per job. Moreover, you save on time and resources as the handyman comes, finishes all the jobs in your house, and leaves.

Octopus employs well-rounded handymen who are experts in their job. Each professional we employ is trained and licensed, ready to tackle all sorts of issues, both big and small. We want to ensure that you maintain peace of mind at all times, letting our professionals do the work for you. We take safety very seriously, and our staff has to follow health and safety regulations at all times.

Opt for an annual maintenance contract

Calling up an expert for a few hours of work is simple enough, but ends up becoming more costly when problems mount up. The better choice is going for an annual home maintenance contract, where professionals regularly check your home and conduct a large variety of repairs. 

At the end of the day, if you’re new to Dubai or have just bought a property, here’s how to get maintenance work done.

Ask around for leads on the best companies

The first step is asking your network and their recommendations. Most homeowners in your community would have worked with maintenance companies and can tell you which companies they liked and which they didn’t. They have nothing to gain from distorting the truth! 

Reach out to this network including friends, family, neighbours and colleagues, and ask important questions, primarily about the quality of work, the time they took for each job, and costs. Once you have a list of at least 5 recommended companies, move on to the next step. 

Verify these companies

Armed with a comprehensive list, it’s time to use Google or your preferred search engine. Verify each company by checking their website and reviews. Note down what they offer and make sure it suits your requirements. Many companies also specialize in certain areas in Dubai, as every location or community has individual problems. Make it a point to see if there are experts in your area.

Reviews are another great resource, especially from Google business. They provide nothing less than the honest truth as customers often speak their minds. Other important points to check are licenses and insurance. Are they accredited by an official body and equipped to handle repairs in your home? Licensed technicians take far more precautions and spend lesser time completing the job. Insurance coverage is super important. Without it, you might be liable to pay for health-related costs on the job or are even vulnerable to a lawsuit. 

Personally check with these companies 

After a Google search and reading reviews, shortlist the companies you have until 3 or so are left. Now it’s time to call them up for more details.

Here are some questions to ask during your call: 

1) What type of technicians do you have? How experienced are they?

2) Are you familiar with the area I am living in? Can you tell me about the past work you have done here?

3) Please tell me about the qualifications and accreditations of your employees, including a license.

4) Are your employees insured? 

5) What are your costs? Do you charge per hour?

6) Please explain your annual maintenance contracts to me in detail. 

When you contact Octopus for your maintenance work, on our toll-free number, 800 3993, we’re more than happy to answer all your questions! Transparency is the key to building a trustworthy relationship, and we’re here to guide you!

Alternatively, you could also reach out through our contact form and note down all your details. A representative will be in touch with you! 

Finalize your maintenance company

Now that you’ve done all the hard work—researched companies, and called them for more details—it’s time to finalize your preferred one. Maybe you could write a pros and cons list for each company to help you decide. 

Once you zone in on the winning company, choose an annual maintenance package that suits your needs the best. For example, Octopus has two maintenance packages, for apartments and villas respectively. 

A maintenance contract is the best choice because you can call the company in case of emergencies and they are well-acquainted with your home. Instead of relying on several technicians, paying more to all of them individually, and wasting time on coordination, an annual maintenance contract gives you the option of stability. However, read all the fine print before agreeing to sign anything!

Tell them what needs to be done!

Whether you want the company to come in soon after signing the contract or wait a while, it’s up to you. If there’s an emergency clause in your contract, they will come when you call. Emergency examples include leaking pipes, short circuits, AC breakdowns, and more. 

Once the technicians come, they will evaluate the situation before taking out their tools and getting to work! In some situations, they’ll even advise you on how to make the most out of your AC or prevent drain clogging. Overall, they’re your go-to for technical assistance, keeping your home in top shape! 

So remember!

Getting maintenance work done in Dubai is not as easy as picking up the phone and calling in a technician. While that is an option, they might not be licensed or do as good a job as a maintenance company, with qualified, licensed, and trained professionals. Research and shortlist companies based on your preferences, find out more about them, and sign an annual contract. That is a far better option! 

At Octopus, our professionals are experts in a wide range of services right from plumbing and electrical issues to repainting and AC repair. We always put our best foot forward and strive to give our best to every job. Contact Octopus for your maintenance work! Call our toll-free number, 800 3993.

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