I’m not going to lie – I’m not a fix-it girl. I have power tools; which I gladly let others use. I’m not useless, but I can’t do the work myself and I know my limitations. Plus with anger-management issues, you really don’t want me with a hammer in one hand and a power drill in another. Not good.
And I don't want to get some guy from the jameeya (co-op). I've had bad experiences with stinky feet and lost-in-translation instructions. Noooo thanks. I'm looking for professionalism.
I have been staying with my BFF until my Perfect Apartment is ready (Inshallah). Girlfriend is out of town, so I have been fixing things that need fixing (WHY don’t apartment building owners do maintenance when it is actually IN the contract?!)
Anyhooser, I called HandymenKuwait.com (25682000 or 25683000).
“Filipinos in the house!” Represent. Ok, so three very nationality-proud gentlemen descended upon the apartment. I knew it wasn’t going to be a small task, but they all worked diligently and got everything fixed – and at a very reasonable price. I needed electric outlets installed, the kitchen equipment re-arranged, the kitchen plumbing (in its entirety) fixed – including drains and new faucets. I’m calling them back this weekend to paint. They are happy guys and I liked them all a lot.
Q8realtor has also launched a handyman service. They don’t have a number - you have to write in at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Houserepairkuwait.com is another one. Their number is 99141086. These guys do tiling also. Woo hoo.
If anyone has used any of these services and can comment on your experience, I would appreciate it.