How to clean your fan at home

The standing fan is one of the most affordable ways to keep your home or office at cool temperature especially in tropical regions like Nigeria. Then again, it gathers a lot of dirt quickly because it’s functionality is based on blowing air. If it isn’t cleaned often, then it can become a medium by which dust and germs can be spread quickly. The video shows a detailed step by step Do-it-yourself process that you can follow.

Some of the things you need to get prior to your cleaning; Cleaning rag , Screw drivers, bowl and water.

Once cleaning is done, make sure to dry fan cover properly before coupling it back.

P.S: Make sure you clean your an at least twice every month if being used often.

How a Mechanical Engineer is thriving on Wesabi as a generator technician

About 4 years ago, I had met Chinenye at a client’s place during one of the random courtesy visit we give to our customers. Some of our technician were fixing ACs at her place, then they encountered some electrical issue that was going to stall the job till our electrican arrive.

Our AC technicians were about to leave when Chinenye said he could fix the electrical issue. I wasn’t convinced at first, but he didn’t just fix it, he was very articulate, his wiring techniques were extremely neat. Chinenye holds a B.eng in mechanical engineering, he always had an affinity to fixing things from a young age. You see, Chinenye isn’t just good at fixing things, he always goes further to want to know the process and engineering behind most mechanical issue. I engaged him to know if he’d be interested in joining the wesabi platform as an electrician. Our customer then chipped in, told us he will be better as a Generator expert as he had more knowledge fixing generators and mechanical stuff. Apparently, Chinenye had been there to discuss about his job seeking ordeal, as our client was a childhood friend of his .

It was the day Chinenye career path changed for good. He has never looked back since then. Chinenye is one of our top Generator repair person at wesabi. He says “Wesabi commercialised my knowledge and I’m always grateful for that day”.

Watch Chinenye interview here

How to Keep your toilet smelling fresh always

You will agree that there is nothing nastier than cleaning the toilet. However, a clean and fresh bathroom helps to keep the entire home healthy for that reason getting your bathroom clean and fresh-smelling will be of significant importance.

The good news is, you can make your unique homemade bathroom cleaning ingredient which could eliminate all germs and micro organism and give a good smell.

The good news is, you can make your unique homemade bathroom cleaning ingredient which could eliminate all germs and micro organism and give a good smell.

 
Things you need:

Things you need

7/8 Cup of Baking Soda ( you can place an order for that on konga.com)

2 oz Lemon juice

1/2 Tbsp Vinegar (can be found in any Shoprite store)

1 Tbsp Hydrogen peroxide (you can buy from any pharmacy)

15-20 drops of fragrant oil

 
PROCEDURE:
Inside a bowl, put the baking soda and pour the lemon juice.
Next, in a small bowl, mix the hydrogen peroxide and vinegar. Incorporate both, drop for drop, into the baking powder mixture. Lastly, put scented oil of your choice.
Make half-ball shapes using a spoon and place all of them on baking paper to dry. If you would like, you can even apply a combination of identical parts water and vinegar to the toilet bowl. This will maintain the tabs along as it forms a tough crust around them.

Come join us

We will be adding some new sets of categories to the services we already offer at Wesabi. Businesses will now be able to request for lesser skilled workers in the informal sector such as drivers, receptionists, sales personnel even waiters and their likes via our new platform.

Additionally, our services will also be available nationwide, customers will now be able to freely search for wesabi verified workmen in their neighbourhood not just in Lagos and Abuja but also in ibadan, in portharcourt, in kaduna and all major cities.

Our goal has always been to make the blue-collar sector attractive and structured in the society we have found ourselves, for the past four years we have been helping home owners improve their apartment by connecting them to background-checked skilled workmen such as plumbers, electricians, AC repair technians and their likes.

Our first step starts here:

If you’d like to signup as a potential worker (receptionists, sales personnel, drivers, chefs, waiters, and their likes)

Please sign up below

https://app.wesabi.com/

Join us, let’s revolutinonize the informal sector together in Africa, starting from Nigeria

https://app.wesabi.com

HOW TO GET RID OF RATS THE NATURAL WAYS

If like me you are Rat-phobic and disgust having them around your premises, trust me you might want to read this article.

A lot of times, these poisons that are being sold in traffic do not exactly work, in fact, lots of times, they do not attract the rats to consume them. Also, poison’s poses a great threat to households pets, and if you have kids in the house. This article is focused on natural ways of getting rid of this rodents

1) Potatoes (powder form) – Get any type of potatoes (Irish or sweet), dry them in the sun, once properly dried, use a blender to make them into powder.

How potatoes kill rats – Once the powder have been taken by the rats, it gets them thirsty. When they drink, the potato powder expands in their abdomen bursting their guts and rats die instantly

2) Drowning the rats – I know this sounds very unconventional but then it works a great deal. You will need to lure the rats to a bucket filled with water with food in your house that the rats are most attracted to the most.

What you need to make this trap

  • Large bucket
  • A long plank
  • A small can (tomato paste can can be used)
  • Dish soap
  • Food (We used peanut butter
  • Water

3) GET A CAT

If you do not like to do all of these by yourself, we have professional rodent exterminators at WESABI

COMMON CLEANING MISTAKES TO AVOID

While we work hard to clean our homes there are a few mistakes we make that leave our homes dirtier.

We outlined a few below. We hope they are helpful.

* Spraying furniture directly with polish; when you spray furniture directly, it creates build-up that is tough to remove and dust. To avoid this, spray your cloth with the cleaner, then rub the cloth on dusty surfaces.

*Using the same rag everywhere; Streaky surfaces? You might be over-using your cleaning cloth and spreading germs while you’re at it. Even if your towel doesn’t look old, it should be washed after each use.

*Not dusting your windows before washing them; if you forget to tackle the dust on your sills, any window cleaner that drips onto the frame will become a muddy mess of dusty liquid. A vacuum or microfiber cloth will tackle the mess nicely.

*Storing a wet toilet brush. No please! Instead of just dropping your wet brush into the holder, set it across the seat so it can drip-dry over the bowl before putting it away.

*Forgetting your trash can; if you notice an unpleasant odor in your kitchen, it might be an indicator that you haven’t clean your trash can in a while. Wipe it down once a week with a cleaner containing bleach to keep nasty smells under control.

*Washing windows when it’s sunny; even though a warm, sunny day might be the most pleasant way to accomplish this chore, the heat will cause your cleaner to dry before you can finish cleaning — leaving streaks in its wake.

*Forgetting to clean your vacuum; Forget this step and you’ll just end up pushing dirt around instead of actually cleaning. For bag-less vacuums, empty the canister after every use. Or if yours has a bag, replace it once it’s one-third full.

 

TIPS FOR PROPER VACUUMING

Do you know that there is a proper way to vacuum your rugs and carpets??

Well, we found a few tips that would help you vacuum properly.

*Have a vacuuming routine; don’t wait until your rug or carpet looks dirty before you vacuum. If you wait too long they might need deep cleaning instead of a simple vacuuming.
*Remove small objects from the floor; before you begin vacuuming your floors, make sure to pick up all the clutter and remove the small objects from the floor. This makes it easier for you to vacuum and prevents small objects from getting stuck in the vacuum cleaner.

*Pay attention to high traffic areas; some parts of our homes see more action than others, floors in hallways and living rooms are examples. Naturally, that means a larger amount of dirt.

* Move the Furniture Occasionally; you may want to consider moving the couch or coffee table so you can vacuum underneath those hard to reach places.

* Choose the Right Setting; make sure that you choose the right setting on your device. Many vacuum cleaners have different settings that allow you to adjust it based on the surface you are cleaning.

Finally, you can always request for professional help on Wesabi

 

Washing machine maintenance tips

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The washing machine is, without a doubt, a very useful appliance in our homes. Therefore, lt needs to be properly maintained.

We hope the tips below are useful.

*Do not overload the machine; Overloading puts pressure on the motor and results in overheating. Also, a packed load will result in poor or no spinning at all.

*Do not use excess detergent; Use of excess detergent would not only damage the clothes and also the water pipes and motor of the washing machine. Instead, wash clothes in small loads with less detergent

*The washing machine can wash cloths but not itself. Therefore we need to thoroughly clean it. If your machine has a removable lint filter, detach it and remove the accumulated lint from your clothes and attach it back.

* Clean the inlet hose filters, since when they clog up, this can affect the flow of the water in your cycle.

*Clean the detergent drawer; remove any detergent or fabric conditioner residue. Buildup of soap or conditioner may cause the drawer to leak.

* Prevent musty odors and mildew. Leave the washer lid or door open between loads to dry out the unit and keep it smelling fresh. On front-loading washers wipe down the rubber seal around the door after doing your laundry.

Finally, if you notice any of the below stated signs, kindly reach out to a WESABI PRO for a repair of your washing machine;

*The washer makes excessive noise.

*Water doesn’t fill the drum.

*The drum isn’t turning.

How to know if your Air-conditioner need repair

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Most homes in warm climates have air conditioning units. Given the expense of the equipment and the power, you need to care properly for your AC.

Here are 5 signs your AC needs repair.

*No cool air; when your Air conditioner is not blowing cool air as  it used to.

*Strange sounds; if you find your Air conditioner is making strange sounds or noise.

*Poor air flow; when your Air conditioner is flowing weak or little air.

*Leakage; if you find your Air conditoner is leaking water.

*Thermostat problems; if one part of your house is very cold and the other part remains at the same temperature.

​These concerns need to be addressed to ensure and maintain the effeciency and life span of the Air conditioning unit.

DIY: How to change a light switch

There are plenty of reasons to change out a light-switch, from aesthetics to function, and it’s a good general skill to have if, well, you live in a home with light switches. The best thing is it’s surprisingly easy to do, even for someone with little (or no) electrical experience, and can be done in less than 10 minutes

Tools needed: Screwdriver, new light switch

Step One: Turn off the breaker or fuse to the switch in question. If you’re not sure which breaker controls the switch, turn off the main to be safe.

Step Two: Remove the plate cover

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Step three: Unscrew the switch from the box

Step Four: Pull out the switch and assess the situation. It should have two coated wires coming from it. If your switch is grounded, it will have a third wire, this ground wire is usually an un-coated copper wire.

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Step Five: Remove the old switch from the wires. Depending on the type of switch the wires will be connected differently. Pay attention to how they’re connected as you’ll most likely want to connect the new wires the same way.

Step Six: If you have a ground wire, connect it to the new switch – it connects to the green screw at the bottom of the switch

Step Seven: Connect the wires to the switch. In a standard one way switch, the order of the wires doesn’t matter. The wires will either connect by being pushed into two holes in the back of the switch, or being side mounted to the copper screws on the side of the switch. Make sure the connection is solid.

Step Eight: Screw the new switch into the box. If you’re in an older house, the electrical box may be made of out metal. If this is the case, be very careful that no exposed wires (with the exception of the ground) are touching the metal box. Make sure it’s right way up – when it’s flipped down it will say “OFF” if it’s the right way or “NO” if it’s upside down.

Step Nine: Put the plate cover on

Step Ten: Turn the power back on and test your new switch. If it doesn’t work, chances are you didn’t make a good connection with one of the wires, go back to Step One and start again.

Enjoy your new switch!