home repair

Broken fixtures? Appliance on down-time? The door jamming often or the lock deserves replacing? Seasons change in this part of the world and parts of the house such as the roof will surely need some check-up or even a major repair. Our clients may want to do this themselves but this is just not going to be productive. Make better use of your clients’ time and resources by being qualified professionals who can do repair work for household things as well as parts of their house that require some fixing.

what we do

Hiring a home repair professional provides clients with value-added services by way of quality and timely repair and maintenance. Moreover they can formulate plans and help guide the clients even for long term maintenance tasks such as seasonal repair requirements.

how we do it

N&N makes sure all the details are covered. Considering all the requirements of our
international clients we do a strict and rigorous vetting process to make sure that we
provide a staff that can deliver the best professional service possible.


why choose us

Our mostly filipino candidates are the most qualified, well-vetted professionals in the areas we serve, having passed a rigorous process of screening before being part our of pool of experts. The wisdom the N&N founders gained over the last 15 years in the household staffing business enables us to find the best candidates more efficiently, saving you time, hassle and risk.

how to prepare

Once you’ve found the perfect home repair professional, it is time to explain specific rules such as details of the work to be done, the ins-and-outs around the house, and the tools provided.

Use this checklist below to make sure you and your home repair professional are on the same page before he or she gets started and over the first few days of work. He or she will thank you for all the specifics when something unexpected pops up. If it helps, print out this page and check items off as you complete them to ensure peace of mind and a successful start to this journey with your new home helper.

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CONTACT AND PERSONAL INFORMATION


Exchange contact information. This includes things like home address, phone numbers (work and cell) and email. Determine the best way to reach each other during the day or in case of an emergency. For your paperwork, you may need his or her license number and taxpayer ID number.

Make important numbers easy to access. Write down numbers of a close friend, family member or neighbor, and keep them in an easy place to find in case she needs them.

Keep signed copies of your house sitter contract on hand. You and your home repair professional should each have a copy of the signed work agreement. This should include the agreed-upon pay, days and hours for work and any extra things, such as agreed-upon housework, cooking, etc.

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TRANSPORTATION


Update your car insurance. Your car insurance plan should be updated to cover your house sitter, if she’s going to be driving your car.

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HOUSE RULES


Make sure the home repair professional has necessary access. Your home repair professional should have all the tools he or she might need and have to use. Most importantly he or she must need access to places where the equipment in question have to be serviced.

Notify your your home repair professional of expected visitors. Be sure your house sitter is aware of any visitors you’re expecting each day. That includes pool cleaners or any other maintenance workers who may be around the house.

Detail all pet care. Does your house sitter needs to let any pets out to go to the bathroom, walk them or feed them? Is there any weird behavior to look out for, such as digging under or jumping fences or excessive barking?

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DAILY ROUTINE


Have a written protocol. For the first week, write down protocol until you get into a routine: Grocery days, expecting pool or on-call maintenance guy, important guests, what time to cook for dinner to prepare for your arrival, keeping track of the bills, calling or doing gardening, and others. With proper communication the most optimum results in house-keeping will be achieved.

Create a schedule. Consider making a calendar for him or her (and you) to refer to and encourage him or her to add to it as she gets more comfortable. On the calendar, schedule regular check-ins with your house sitter to go over any concerns that come up.

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SAFETY AND HEALTH


Discuss allergies and intolerances. Remind your home helper of any allergies or particular issues your children or any family members may have.

Go over cleaning chemicals and how to store these properly. You may need to go over the inventory of chemicals and detergents and make sure these are properly stored and used only as appropriate.

Agree on scope of the job once it is lifting weights is an issue. There will be certain limits that anyone can do the job if safety and health are compromised especially in the question of lifting weights. It will be much safer for both parties if some heavy jobs are delegated to other service providers.

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SPREAD THE WORD


Let everyone know about your house sitter. You will expect guests and you need to notify them to expect someone to accept them on your behalf. Moreover he or she will be around the neighborhood and may ask them for help in case of emergency.


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