Tech: Try home care services with these apps
From getting the laundry done at the last minute to finding the right people to clean your house, fix a leaking pipe or hiring pest control guys, Help Chat has got everything covered for you. Just download the app, sign up for their services, and you are good to go. The company promises to give suggestions about anything you require for free, and will bill you only after you place an order via the app, which is great.
The online assistants are quick with responses, but only once you have managed to connect with them, which can take anywhere from five to 10 minutes and sometimes, more, even for suggestions like finding a grocery store in the area. On Google, it takes 0.55 seconds. Nevertheless, it’s worth a shot because suggestions here are supposed to be human-generated and not by an algorithm. You can also use Help Chat to recharge your mobile phone and DTH, book movie tickets, bus, train or cab. It also offers suggestions on gifting. All of us know how difficult it can get to pick the right one.
Available on: Google Play Store, Apple App Store
This service has been around for nearly five years. offering help in finding the right people for house repairs — from zeroing in on a plumber, electrician or carpenter to experts for air conditioner and refrigerator servicing. Easy Fix also offers helpers for installation of new gadgets and home equipments such as inverters, TV sets, fans, doors and furniture.
They even help with fitting and cleaning of fish tanks and washbasins. With their base in Bangalore, the company offers its services in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and even Chennai. Unfortunately, the company is still a web-only service provider. It has a fixed rate card for all the services offered via its website, Easyfix.in, and promises to send their repairman to the location within two hours of booking a call.
Log on to: Easyfix.in
If you’ve been unable to find house help, you might want to try hiring the services of Broomberg.in. This is one of the latest home care services launched in Mumbai, with special focus on deep cleaning services for homes and offices.
The company takes requests for all cleaning tasks and promises a sanitised home. Their services include steam cleaning of bathrooms, sofa cleaning, wood care, fridge/oven cleaning, carpet and mattress sanitisation. Unfortunately, rates of services are undisclosed on the website, and decided on a case-to-case basis. Broomberg.in is currently available only as a web service. But, you can call in too.
Log on to: Broomberg.in