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WHAT CAUSES A FRIDGE LEAKAGE?

A refrigerator is one of the most essential items in your home and it becomes a real burden if it’s not working well. Finding water leaking all over the floor from the fridge is more irritating than you think. Water leaking from under the fridge isn’t a good sign and it’s dangerous to everyone at home because it makes the kitchen floor slippery hence causing accidents and structural damage to your home. If you notice water leaking from under your fridge, you need to address the problem as soon as possible to avoid further damages.

The following are the reasons as to why your refrigerator is leaking;

  • Blocked defrost drain.

This occurs when food particles or debris clog the drain hose which makes the ice escalate hence water leaking out of the refrigerator.

  • Damaged drain pan.

A drain pan is underneath your refrigerator, it collects water flowing from the evaporator fins. If a drain pan has a crack or damage, the collected water may leak on the floor from the refrigerator.

  • Open fridge door

Leaving your refrigerator door open for too long makes water flow from the fridge.

  • Frozen water supply line.

Refrigerators that have ice makers or water dispensers often have a water line that feeds them. If the line gets clogged or frozen it may cause the fridge to leak.

  • Improper water filter installation.

If a water filter and water supply line are not connected properly, it will cause water leakage from the fridge. The filter may be the wrong size or installed poorly

The following are possible solutions to a water leakage from a fridge

  • Cleaning the drain hole. Over time the drain hole gets clogged by food particles and debris leading to leakage. Push a pipe cleaner through the tubes and clean it thoroughly.
  • Replace the water supply line if it’s damaged or broken.
  • Remove and replace the water filter in case it is not damaged. Install the one specified for the refrigerator

Download HCMHUB APP https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hcm.user from google play store and request fridge repair services and other electronic repair services including microwaves, water heaters, televisions, air conditioners

SOFA CLEANING SERVICES

We have professional and well-trained technicians with a lot of experience in knowing the most effective ways of cleaning different types of sofas. Sofas have different types like fabric, leather, etc and each type is cleaned differently. We clean dining seats, puffs, cushion seats

Service evaluation

When a customer request sofa cleaning services, we either call, WhatsApp or visit the customer’s site to assess the sofa sets to be cleaned for easy evaluation and clear estimation. After checking out the mattress, we share a quotation of how much the work will cost.

Our warranty

We are a fully registered property repair and maintenance service company dealing professional sofa set cleaning services for hotels, homes, offices

sofa cleaning
sofa cleaning
Dining seat cleaning
dining seat cleaning

Benefits of sofa cleaning

  • Brings back the sofa to its original beauty
  • Eliminates bad odor in the sofas which may be caused by food stains, urine (pet & babies)
  • Removes bacteria
  • Reduces allergies

Our sofa cleaning services

-Fabric sofa cleaning

-Leather sofa cleaning

-Dining seat cleaning

-Puff cleaning

-Bench cleaning

-Cushion seat cleaning services

Our customers

  Our devoted team is always ready to handle and support commercial and residential clients in Homes, offices, hotels, hospitals, bars, restaurants.

Areas we operate in

  We have a committed team of skilled and professional sofa cleaning service providers in all districts around Uganda including Kampala, wakiso, Entebbe, jinja

MATTRESS CLEANING SERVICES

Mattresses collect sweat, stains, dust mites, dead skin cells, urine, body oils and it’s important to have your mattress professionally cleaned at least twice a year and some stains may be difficult to remove.

Service evaluation

  When a customer request mattress cleaning services, we either call, WhatsApp or visit the customer’s site to assess the mattress or mattress to be cleaned for easy evaluation and clear estimation. After checking out the mattress, we share a quotation of how much the work will cost.

Our warranty

We are a fully registered property repair and maintenance service company dealing in all kinds of mattress cleaning services for hotels, homes, massage parlors.

mattress cleaning
mattress cleaning

Benefits of mattress cleaning

  • Extends the life span of your mattress
  • Removes stains, dirt and dust stuck in your mattress
  • Comfort and convenience
  • Reduces the risk of allergies

Our mattress cleaning services

-Mattress cleaning

-Mattress base cleaning

-Head put cleaning

Our customers

Our devoted team is always ready to support commercial and residential clients including homes, hotels, restaurants, massage parlors anywhere and at any given time.

Benefits of choosing us

-Quality mattress cleaning

-Fair prices

-Value for money

POST FUMIGATION CLEANING

Fumigation involves getting rid of pests around your house and during this process pesticides or chemicals are sprayed in almost every corner of the house (kitchen cabinets, beds) whereby some of them are not favorable or dangerous to humans and pets at home. It is advisable to do post-fumigation cleaning after fumigation to get rid of any chemicals before you enter the house.

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  After fumigation, we close the house for about 3 hours to allow the pesticides to work efficiently. We then open the house or office after the given period and clean the house thoroughly. We clean every part of the house including all corners, kitchen cabinets, wardrobes, toilets, outside toilets.

Our warranty

  We are a fully registered property maintenance company dealing in all post fumigation services for commercial and residential properties like homes, offices, hotels, restaurants.

Areas we operate in

   We have a devoted team of skilled and professional post-fumigation cleaning services that offer cleaning services in all districts around Uganda including Kampala, wakiso, jinja, Mbarara, Buikwe, Mukono, Kayunga

Our Customers

     Our committed team is always ready to handle and support commercial and residential clients including restaurants, homes, offices, hotels, bars.

Benefits of choosing HCM

-Time-saving

-Professionalism

ELECTRICAL REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE

Living with a damaged electrical system at home or office is life-threatening to all the people around. It is advisable to work on any electrical problems as soon as possible to avoid further damages and to also protect the lives of people at home or workplace. We have a team of professional electricians around Uganda to handle all sorts of electrical problems that may arise. It’s important to carry out electrical repairs & maintenance services as soon as you notice any signs of electrical problems.

Faulty electric socket
Faulty electric socket

Electrical repairs & maintenance services.

Our electrical team is skilled and well trained to handle all electrical repair & maintenance services including;

  • Power blackout
  • Lighting fixtures, repairs & maintenance
  • Operating air conditioners
  • Electrical appliances (TVs, cookers, washing machines, refrigerators, computers, phones)
  • Electrical inspections
  • Emergency repair work
  • Home rewiring
  • Upgrading current system
  • Socket replacement

If you have any electrical emergency. Request for an electrician through OUR HCM HUB APP

BENEFITS OF ELECTRICAL REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE SERVICES

Saves costs

Carrying out electrical repair and maintenance services saves alot of costs like time, money and energy.

It saves lives

Electrical repairs and maintenance services protect the lives of your loved ones. I t is good to ensure that all sockets are not loose to avoid electric shocks and fires.

Our customers

We work on both domestic and commercial clients like;

  • Homes
  • Offices
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Bars
  • Hospitals
  • Apartments

ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE INSTALLATION & WIRING

Our services are based on quality materials and expertise. We have approved professional electrical installation service providers to meet all your new installations, lighting, and wiring requirements in homes and offices. Electrical installation is an important job and you need to ensure that your home is safe all the time to everyone in it and everyone that comes around. If an electrical installation or wiring is not done properly, it can be dangerous to you, your family, visitors, employees, and guests.

Faulty electric socket

Electrical installation and wiring services include;

  • Full or part rewiring installations
  • Electronic appliance installations like washing machines, cookers, fridges, water heaters, air conditioners, etc
  • Socket installations
  • Security lighting
  • Emergency lighting
  • Kitchen wiring
  • Compound lighting
  • Gypsum board lighting
  • External lighting and power

Other electrical pages

Electrical works & repairs………..https://hcm.co.ug/services/electrical-workks-repairs

How to fix improper wiring…..https://hcm.co.ug/services/electrical-workks-repairs

Homecare managers……………http://www.hcm.co.ug

Consequences of improper electrical installation & wiring

Poor electrical installation and wiring can result into serious problems like;

  • Electrical shocks and fires
  • Frequent electric surges
  • Switches not working properly
  • Circuit overload

Our customers;

We work on both domestic and commercial clients like;

  • Homes
  • Offices
  • Restaurants
  • Hotels
  • Bars
  • Hospitals
  • Apartments

Pipework installation

Pipe work installation is also known as piping. It involves installing pipe systems, repairing and maintaining faulty pipes. We have a well-trained and professional team of plumbers to detect any faulty or leaky pipes and find a solution for them. If a leaky pipe is not worked on immediately, it increases water bills and also damages the structural foundation.

Our Warranty

We are a fully registered company with a team of experienced and professional plumbers to handle any piping/pipework challenges at any given time of the day.

Site Safety Evaluation

As soon as we receive a pipework/ piping request from a customer, our plumbers go to the customer’s site to find out where the problem is and what is causing it to find the possible solution for it. It may be a leakage or blockage.

Our Pipe Work/Piping Services

  • Installing new pipes
  • Fixing leaky pipes
  • Unblocking clogged pipes

Other pipe work pages

Our plumbers are well skilled to handle different pipe work services, click on the links below and read more about the services;

-Fixing pipelines https://hcm.co.ug/fixing-pipelines

-Pipe leakages https://hcm.co.ug/plumbing-leakage

HOW TO DEAL WITH PLUMBING EMERGENCIES.

Plumbing emergencies are one of the most frustrating aspects of owning a property. Not only do they cause quite an inconvenience but they also have the ability to wreak havoc to the structural aspects of your home! Many people suffer plumbing emergencies late at night, early in the morning, or over the weekend when many plumbing companies do not offer service calls. 

What is a plumbing emergency and how do you deal with them? Many plumbing emergencies such as a clogged drain or toilet overflow can be addressed with the help of household tools. However, other emergencies involving leaks, or sewer backups require the assistance of a professional technician!

COMMON PLUMBING EMERGENCIES

If you are experiencing a plumbing emergency, it can be hard to know whether it is worth it to pay for an emergency service call. While plumbers often charge extra for emergency calls, in some cases, it may be the only option! Here are some guidelines on how to deal with some of the most common plumbing emergencies.

1. CLOGGED DRAINS

There are not many things more frustrating than a clogged drain. A clog in your sink or shower drain can be a hassle to unclog. There are many things that can cause your drains to clog. However, the most common culprit is hair from humans or pets. 

Before you call a plumber to unclog your drain, first attempt a few at-home solutions. From chemical drain cleaners to using a sink plunger or a sink drain auger, you may be able to save yourself the expense of a visit from your plumber.

If you have tried everything and can’t get your drain to function properly, it is wise to contact a qualified plumber to address the clogged drains by immediately requesting online because they respond quickly compared to hometown technicians.

2 TOILET OVERFLOW  

The dreaded toilet overflow. Often following a clog in your toilet, this common plumbing emergency not only causes a mess but can also cause serious damage to the flooring of your home. 

If your toilet begins to overflow, the first step is to turn off the toilets’ water supply.  Most toilets feature a supply line near the bottom side of the toilet. This line should have a valve. Turn the valve counterclockwise to stop the flow of water to the toilet. 

Next, remove the tank cover. Lift the float cup or float ball high enough so that the water stops running. If the water continues to run, turn off the water supply to the house.

The water supply to your home is typically a valve or knob that is located in the basement or near the water heater. Turn this knob or valve until the water stops running. Shutting off the water supply to your home eliminates the immediate problem of the flowing water if it is caused by a clog rather than a sewer backup. Using a toilet plunger will help eliminate the clog.

Use a small cup or a bucket to remove any excess water at the brim of the bowl. Pour the water into a sink (if the water is clean) or a plastic bucket (if the water is dirty). 

Once the cause of the overflow has been remedied, and the water is back on, pour the dirty water back into the toilet and flush it again for safe disposal.

If you cannot find the cause of the overflow, or cannot quickly remedy the situation, contact a qualified plumber. It is important that you act quickly to prevent further damage to your home or business.

3. WATER LEAKS

Water leaks can quickly wreak havoc on your home or business. Leaks lead to many types of damage including mold, mildew, wood rot, and much more. Contact an emergency plumber immediately after discovering a water leak to prevent any long-lasting damages to your property or your wallet.

Many people believe they have water leaks from their kitchen sink or around their bathtub simply because they notice water on the floor. While this may be caused by a leak, it could also be caused by splashing or spills. Wipe up the water and carefully observe the area to see if the water returns.

Another problem that is commonly mistaken for a water leak is condensation that gathers around the toilet in the warmer summer months. Wipe down the toilet first before assuming that a leak is a culprit. Doing this before contacting a plumber can save you both money and embarrassment. 

If you have HCMHUB APP you just request for services immediately online. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hcm.user&hl=en&gl=US

WAYS TO KEEP PESTS OUT OF YOUR HOME DURING RAINY SEASON

We have been experiencing rains across Uganda for the past few weeks and more pests are likely to invade our homes. When it rains, pests face many risks like losing food sources, shelter, drowning. During the rainy season, pests are chased out of their habitats which forces them to look for a new shelter. They come to our homes looking for food, shelter, warmth, water. Pests are dangerous because they spread diseases, cause fire outbreaks by chewing wire cables

These are the pests likely to invade a home during rainy season

  • Mosquitoes
  • Cockroaches
  • Ants
  • Termites
  • Rats
  • Millipedes
  • Spiders

These are the ways you can keep pests out of your home

  • Eliminate breeding areas for pests

This includes stagnant water in rubbish bins, clogged drains because it acts as a breeding area for mosquitoes, rats, cockroaches

  • Keep your kitchen, bathroom clean

Have you wondered why you are seeing a lot of cockroaches in your kitchen? Your kitchen becomes the first priority for pests like cockroaches to invade in search of food and shelter. Cover all food, trash leftovers, keep the sinks dry.

  • Use Ventilator nets

These nets help keep pests like mosquitoes away from your house. You can order one through our HCMHUBAPP

  • Close any opening

Thoroughly check your home or building to detect any cracks, holes. Insects like ants, cockroaches, rats love hiding in walls by entering through cracks in walls

  • Keep up with trash

When garbage is kept for a long period of time, it invites pests like cockroaches, rats. Keep and clear garbage in and around your home. Cover trash bins with lids

WHAT TO CONSIDER BEFORE USING PESTICIDES.

Pesticides are chemicals designed to kill or harm pests. They include insecticides used for insect control, herbicides used for weed control, fungicides used for fungi and mould control, and rodenticides used for rodent control. Household pests can include insects such as flies, cockroaches and mosquitoes, or rodents like mice or rats.

Household pesticides can be purchased from supermarkets or hardware stores, and are designed for householders to use around their home or garden. Although you can easily obtain household pesticides, this does not mean that they are harmless. They are toxic and if used carelessly, they may affect the health of the user, their family, pets or the environment.

Choosing pesticides

Suggestions include:

  • Think about whether your proposed use of pesticide is appropriate. For example, it may not be realistic to expect your property to be completely pest free. It’s possible that the repeated use of pesticides may be more dangerous in the long term than the pests themselves.
  • Consider non-chemical pest control measures.
  • Make sure you identify the pest before you buy a pesticide. What you assume to be rats in your roof could be possums. If you are having trouble identifying the pest, Homecare managers offers an identification service. You can submit an online enquiry. An alternative is to employ a licensed pest control operator trained in the identification and management of pests from HCM.
  • Determine the most effective pesticide for your pest problem and make sure the pesticide you choose is designed for the pest you intend to use it on.
  • Opt for the least toxic (or lowest schedule) household pesticide available.
  • Use the least amount of pesticide possible, as all pesticides are toxic and can cause harm if used incorrectly.

Safety suggestions for indoor use of pesticides

When you use pesticides indoors you should always:

  • Cover or remove bird cages and fish tanks, and relocate other pets before using aerosol (spray) pesticides. Many pesticides are extremely toxic to birds and fish.
  • Remove (or cover) food, cooking utensils and other personal items from the area to be treated. Thoroughly clean kitchen benches before preparing food.
  • Avoid applying surface sprays to areas commonly touched by family members, such as furniture. Only use surface sprays in out-of-the-way areas like along skirting boards.
  • Leave the room while the pesticide (such as fly spray) is taking effect. When you come back, open the windows to clear the air.
  • Make sure pesticides are used in the right place. For example, mice tend to run along skirting boards and under floors. If you put traps or baits out in the open, they may fail to attract the pest and may pose a health risk to family members or pets.
  • Clear up any food debris or scraps if you use baits, so that the pest is drawn only to the bait. This means you will need less bait.

Safety suggestions for outdoor use of pesticides

When you use pesticides outdoors, you should always:

  • Make sure all doors and windows are closed before using the pesticide
  • Avoid using pesticide outdoors on rainy or windy days. The weather can influence the effectiveness of the pesticide and cause damage to other animals, people and the environment
  • Cover fish ponds, barbeques and vegetable gardens before using the pesticide
  • Relocate pets and remove their bedding, food and water bowls
  • Avoid watering your garden after using a pesticide. Check the manufacturer’s instructions for a guide to how long you should wait
  • Observe plants and birds for a few days afterwards to make sure that the pesticide isn’t causing unwanted harm
  • Advise your neighbors if you use any external pesticide treatments
  • If you have a rainwater tank, take care to prevent overspray onto guttering and the roof area. If there is any risk of pesticide residue washing into the tank, you should divert the collection pipe away from the rainwater tank until after the next rainfall.

Acute poisoning from pesticides

Symptoms of acute poisoning from pesticides may begin shortly after exposure and may include:

  • headache
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • stomach cramps
  • diarrhea
  • blurred vision
  • excessive eye watering
  • sweating
  • excess saliva.

More severe poisoning may also lead to changes in heart rate, chest tightness, muscle weakness and twitching, difficulty breathing and walking, constricted pupils and incontinence. In very severe cases of poisoning, seizures and unconsciousness may occur.

NOTE; Always call for a professional fumigator to avoid all the risks associated in using the pesticide your self.