A new online concierge service aims to raise the bar in home maintenance.
While most of us fantasise about a fuss-free existence, the reality is that our much-needed electronics may conk out at any time, the ﬁsh pond may be attracting mosquitoes again, or the drain may be clogged for no apparent reason.
Getting someone in to ﬁx these pesky issues can be a bit of a gamble, with fruitless waiting or shoddy service among the potential list of problems. Indeed, a week of frustration involving faulty dining room lights and a sub- standard electrician was what led Daryl Lim and his two business partners to start Fix8, an online home services concierge service.
Whether home owners seek small household ﬁxes or major interior overhauls, they can book an appointment online with one of Fix8’s pre-screened service providers, instead of dialling a random contractor. Fix8 will follow up on the problems, so home owners can return to savouring their weekend glass of wine.
The website’s founders also have a broader goal for the business: to raise the standards and professionalism of trained tradespeople in Singapore. The company works closely with its list of service providers, which have to continually make the grade. In this case, setting a higher bar for an entire industry indeed begins at home. http://www.ﬁx8.sg