How To Hire A House Painter

>> Nov 14, 2019



Most people feel that painting is an easy job and they can do it themselves, but often the results are not as professional as they want it to be. Ask any person who has undertaken a DIY painting of their home, if they would do it again or would they hire a professional painter, the predominant answer would be, hire a professional painter. The following points will help you do just that.
image:pixabay.com/photos/painter-painting-lackierer-3177366
Set up an initial meeting: You need to call professional contractors and ask them to visit your home. A good painting contractor will review your home completely and then provide an estimate based on the present condition of the house. You can also converse with them and get to know more about their company, the number of people working, the experience of the people who will do the job etc. You should also let the painter know what you require as this will help them provide an estimate of the cost. Most people feel that more the number of coats, the better the result. It is a misconception, the better the surface is prepared, the better the result, so make sure that the contractor speaks about treating imperfections and unevenness etc. Ask the contractor to provide an estimate on paper with details such as the type of paint and brand being used, the type of primer being used, the cost of labour etc. Additionally find out if the contractor has all the necessary licences to do the job. It is also important to find out if the painting crew has the necessary insurance.

Ask for references: A good contractor will not be averse to providing references, recently I had hired Triangle Painting and they provided a list of references and their website had a full gallery of past work. You can also check out past work of the contractor and see if the work is good. Not just references you should also check if the contractor is a member of any local groups or if they are in the BBB (Better Business Bureau) etc. If the contractor is listed in such groups you can be sure that the level of work and commitment will be good.

Guarantee on paper: Ask the painter to provide a guarantee that they will review and set right future peeling or flaking or fading of paint. They should do this for free or for a nominal fee. Some contractors may try to wriggle out of the proposition by saying that the paint has a warranty but you need to get the guarantee on paper because labour costs can be very high.

The paint: You have a choice of letting the contractor buy the paint or you can do so yourself. Choosing the paint on your own is the better option because you can select the best paints, the ones that are free from lead, the ones that breathe etc.

Read more...

Our Restaurant Business : Warung Sop Sapi Abah Haji

>> Aug 16, 2019

My hubby is a good cook. His passion is running his own eating place business.Thank God we already have a restaurant business though still a small one. A blogger and vlogger friend made a video about our business.

Read more...

3 Tips to Better Manage Clinical Placement As a Student Nurse

>> May 31, 2019



Making the most out of clinical placement is extremely important for student nurses. It is the first step toward being a part of the cycle of care provision, where they get the chance to experience medicine from ground zero. 

Placements are typically designed not only to give the student the chance to apply the theoretical knowledge gained so far, but also to better understand what it takes to run a ward and how to succeed at the non-medical side of nursing as well. It is truly a unique opportunity to hone and develop skills and make an important decision for the future.

Nonetheless, clinical placements come with its own unique challenges and there are a number of things every nursing student should know and apply to ensure they make the most out of it. The work can be exhausting and even distressing some times, but there are few occupations that are as crucial and rewarding as being a nurse.
image:pixabay.com/photos/nurse-newborn-baby-care-birth-748186
To begin with, every student must put in place a placement management plan of their own. This will entail everything from schedules and rotations to managing patients and their case. As many students have revealed, it’s not at all easy to stay on top of things. Imagine that many of these future nurses have never interacted with a real life patient with a real life problem. Having another human being ask you ‘Am I dying?’ or witnessing a patient pass away or being in pain can threaten emotional and psychological health if one is not fully prepared. On top of things, having to fill out, submit and update what seems like endless amounts of documentation on a regular basis can leave many overwhelmed and unable to do their job.

There are a couple of tricks and tips that every nursing student can benefit from, namely:

·         Become a master of time management
Nursing courses paired with practice and outside of work responsibilities already sounds like a recipe for disaster. Former students and specialists emphasize on the importance of managing time effectively and planning ahead.  Keeping a journal and a constantly updated agenda can make a huge difference, while leveraging the potential of technology can smooth things even further. Apps such as Rotation Manager have been developed exactly with this objective in mind – to make nurse students’ lives easier.

·         Be constantly curious and never afraid to ask questions
Stress and frustration can often build up as a result of insecurity and fear of asking for clarifications and explanations. It’s important to keep in mind that in such settings, the student is accountable for their own learning. Exploiting the knowledge and experience of mentors and long-standing staff and having a natural curiosity for procedures and processes will not only make the placement more enjoyable, but it will ensure a robust learning experience.

·         Understand that it will be a lifelong learning journey
Nursing school and clinical placement are just the tip of the learning iceberg. There isn’t really a point throughout where learning will cease. As times are changing and there is constantly something to discover and master, it is important to not establish a finishing line. Health care is going through immense and exciting developments and fostering a growth mindset, always thirsty for more knowledge is the way forward.

Read more...

What Does An Emergency Plumber Do?



If you have an emergency in your home or business that requires immediate plumbing service, you’ll need to call a plumber who can get to your home right away. There are several duties a plumber can perform at residential and commercial properties, so it’s important to know which services you need before making the call.
image:pixabay.com/illustrations/repairman-fix-plumber-2301226
The primary job purposes of a plumber include maintaining, repairing and installing pipes and fixtures that are connected with your cooling, heating, sanitation and water distribution systems. The plumber can repair several domestic appliances, like your gas cooker or dishwasher as well. You can also call on a plumber to inspect drainage and other plumbing systems in your home and business to ensure these systems comply with national and local regulations.

If you’re opening a new business or moving into a new home, the plumber will interpret the blueprints to determine where drainage systems, plumbing materials and pipes should be installed or repaired. You can request that the plumber to install all necessary fixtures and pipes, including toilets and sinks and the proper pipes for gas, water, steam, air and other liquids that are necessary for your home or business to function well.

Before you have any major plumbing done to your property, it’s important to consult with a plumber to install fixture, pipe and equipment support before installation. This can sometimes be an emergency situation, since you may have to meet specific deadlines before you can open your business to paying customers or move into your home.

Valves and fittings are often required for proper installation, and if you’re not familiar with these materials, you’ll need the professional expertise of a plumber to get the job done properly. Some pipes may burst or fail to function properly if they are the wrong length or shape. The plumber can do an emergency job and modify the length of the pipes or fixtures, along with other plumbing materials that are necessary for building. Plumbers also use a variety of tools to complete their jobs, so pipe cutters and saws are often a part of the job. This is another reason why you’ll need to contact when you need any type of plumbing work done, especially if it’s an emergency.

If you’re having an issue with your HVAC system and can’t get in touch with a heating or air conditioner technician, you can also call on a plumber to install or evaluate your systems for you. Some plumbers are also trained to install water heaters. Since these units regulate the temperature of your property and can cause serious issues if they’re not working properly, it’s essential to call a plumber right away to take a look at these appliances for you.

There are also times when a plumber work with a team that includes steamfitters and pipefitters, as well as contractors, electricians and construction workers to get to the root of your plumbing or construction issue. Be sure to look for recommendations from family and friends and search customer reviews to find the best emergency plumber for you.

Read more...

About This Blog and Me!

Welcome to my blog. I'm a home maker, a stay at home wife. I'm just an ordinary woman who has interest in reading, working at home and learning to write. We live in Bogor, Indonesia.
This blog contains articles in family topic.
Contact me at linalg4@gmail.com

Contact Me Here

Name

Email *

Message *

  © Free Blogger Templates Autumn Leaves by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP