Orbitas blog: Handypersons Service

Monday, 24 October 2016

Member of the Orbitas handyperson service team holding a drill

Our handypersons carryout minor repairs and small jobs around the home.  These includes everything from replacing a light bulb to fitting curtain rails; from mending a leaky tap to installing grab rails; from fitting smoke alarms to fitting window locks.  The team help around 2,000 residents of Cheshire East every year to stay safe in their homes.

In order to improve the service we offer each month we contact 40% of the people who have used this service to ask them what they thought.  We are proud to say that since the surveys commenced in the Winter of 2015 everyone contacted has rated this service as 100% satisfactory.

It is an affordable service, offering small jobs for a nominal fee of £20 plus the cost of materials used.  The maximum amount of time normally allocated to a job is 2 hours this is because we want to help as many people as possible.  For more information Tel: 0300 123 5017 option 3.

Tips for the week

  • Make sure you close your curtains at night, this will retain the heat in the room
  • When making that cuppa just fill the kettle with as much water as you need
  • Make sure your windows sparkle – regular cleaning allows more daylight to shine through
  • Turn those lights off when you don’t need them