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Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Five essential documents required to rent an apartment

Whenever you apply to rent a new home be it an apartment, villa, condominium or any other type of property, owners and managers question interested parties for assurance. This preliminary screening is to make sure occupant would pay timely rent and take good care of the apartment. Being professional, simple words of assurance won’t do much so you’ve to supply written proof that shows you’re a responsible tenant. 

Coming along with complete paperwork saves valuable time and you might get hold of the apartment from the pool of other tenants. List of crucial documents with details is provided below so do have a look at it!

1. Income verification
Prior renting an apartment, provide legitimate proof that you can actually afford paying monthly rent. For this, it’s good to save pay slips all year long which you should provide to landlord while filling out the application. Make sure the payslip indicated your basic salary and additional details such as bonuses so on. If it doesn’t, request your employer to generate a detailed financial report bearing official signature! In competitive markets, it’s worth showing your income remained stable over the years for which you should bring along copies of past three to four years tax returns. Also, most recent bank statement is a sufficient resource as well!

2. Proof of permanent employment
Your would-be homeowner may expect employment verification along with income statements. Even if he didn’t say, bring along necessary evidence to avoid inconvenience and save time. Company letterhead indicating your designation, annual salary, term of employment; these are enough to prove your employment. You may collect such details from your employer or simply ask human resource department to furnish a detailed report and have it signed from CEO.

3. Credit history
Your credit report and score may turn the odds in your favour while renting an apartment. Save a copy and have it attached with application form without asking. Although, landlord may extract duplicate paper of the report on his own, bring it along to save time and cost. It also helps to explain potential issue before processing the application. Credit history should be clean of arrears and other such financial details that imply even a tiny hint of uncertainty.

4. Rental record
Landlords often check rental history of potential tenants just to see if they pay on time and how good they’re at keeping the interior clean and unspoiled. Ask your present landlord for a reference letter as a written proof of your goodwill. It should include rental term, deposit, monthly rent, end of tenancy so on. Even with the letter in-hand, landlord is likely to call previous owner and arrange a meeting. However if it’s the first time you’re renting, you may supply other references such as friends, family, neighbours and workplace colleagues as a means of assessment.

5. References
Additionally, you need to compile a list of personal references along with rental history that can vouch for your character and responsibility. Cater complete details such as name, contact, email so on; home or office address isn’t necessary unless requested. Once you distribute references, let them know you’ve done so and provide them details of the new landlord or apartment manager.

If you’re looking for one of many apartments for rent in Doha شقق للايجار في الدوحة, better come-up with at-least all documents as highlighted above!

Sunday, 29 November 2015

How to give a hard floor surface the best cleaning treatment?

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Cleaning a hard floor surface can be a challenge but not if you’ve the right equipment. There’s a whole lot of standard to sophisticated cleaning machines available in market that save your valuable time and do the best job. From high-end residential tiles and grout to commercial grade concrete floors or a warehouse, these machines would work miracle on all surfaces. But even with the many machines at your disposal, they must be operated under supervision.

Automatic standard floor cleaner
Also known as a swing machine or floor buffer, the standard floor machine is identified as the most versatile contraption to floor cleaning. With the right combination and attachment, you can easily treat almost any type of hard floor. While cleaning vinyl tiles that are usually found in hospitals and supermarket corridors, user need to attach a white or red buffing pad.
To completely remove wax coating off the tile, attach a black stripping pad whereas variety of these pads are provided along with the machine but lest they aren’t, carefully read the technical specifications and get one from the market yourself. The pads allow honing marble and granite floors as well.

If you’ve wood flooring at your place, a standard machine with sanding screen is preferred or you might pull the drum sander that would scratch the finish. Tile and grout cleaning is also possible with these machines and all you need is to use a grit brush with bristles of multiple lengths. With a diamond grit scraping block, you can give concrete floors the best treatment ever.

These standard floor cleaning machines are commonly found in a janitor’s closet in the form of a broom or mop. The appliances are a wise investment if you crave professional cleaning service whereas their portable nature is also an added benefit. You can treat many different surfaces with just a single machine hence it’s also multifunctional.

Automatic scrubbers
Perhaps one of the best automatic cleaning machines is a self-contained auto scrubber that we usually see in commercial places such as airport and malls. User either walks behind or hops a ride while working on controllers as the machine strides around. With a simple push of a button, you can wash, scrub and dry the floor. The unit releases a concentrated cleansing solution which is then scrubbed all over the floor and work its way with a rotary pad or cylindrical brush.
A sponge, mop or squeegee is attached to a powerful vacuum that instantly takes in the dirt, debris and liquid solution from the floor. These all-inclusive units are operated from powerful electric motors or a battery to propane engine, packing lots of cleaning power. The machines are ideal for commercial places such as a school, warehouse and other areas due to their size and weight.

Turbo grout cleaning tool
The name “turbo tool” is given due to its lighting fast speed; this contraption is the first choice for professional grout and tile cleaners. It can be connected to a high power carpet cleaning machine like truck mounts, high power water pumps or portable with 1200 PSI. The machine has a round head that’s linked to a standard vacuum cleaner wand. A pair of spray nozzles and a spinning rod is located inside the head! Water comes out of the two spray jets with pressure that’s enough to blast away dirt and debris from floor including trapped soil within the spongy grout. The machine is entirely portable and works best on marble and concrete floors, synthetic and natural hard tiles as well.

For neat and clean surfaces, the above tools are preferred choice of pro cleaners! Always check your cleaning requisite and surfaces before purchasing such machines.

Monday, 2 November 2015

How to clean & maintain marble countertops?


Asides stone and other type of countertops such as granite, marble requires a little more attention being porous and more susceptible to scratches and stains. Gentle cleaners must be used to clean for acidic products are likely to damage the natural attributes of the stone. Marble is aesthetically appealing and adds functionality to your kitchen that’s one of the best features. If marble surface managed to accumulate stain that you leave unattended, they can sink deep down the pores that may slowly corrode marble. Therefore cleaning marble countertops and wiping off stains must be done regularly and with care to prevent scratch and damage.

Daily maintenance & cleaning

Liquid spills such as fruit juice, coffee, water and other must be absorbed quickly with a clean and dry cloth that mustn’t be abrasive at all. Remember, the longer the fluid sits over marble countertops, more likely they would result in deep and hard to clean stains. It’s better to blot the liquid rather than wiping or the mess is likely to spread. 

For larger spills, use a homemade cleaning solution created by few drops of mild dishwashing liquid to hot water. You can either allow it to sit for a few minutes or an hour for tough spots or simply wipe marble countertops with a neat and smooth cloth that must be pre-dipped with same solution. Rinse till the stone is completely clean and allow the area to air dry.

In-case soap mixture is leaving streaks on countertop, wipe with a moist towel dampened with warm water and let it air dry.
- Warning
Don’t ever clean marble surface with vinegar as the substance is highly acidic and can etch the stone from various spots. Since marble is a soft stone, you shouldn’t scrub the stain with pointy objects that ruins the stone; rather absorb the blots with kitchen cleaning foam or damp cloth.

Types of stains

  • Oil-based
    Common oil stains are accumulated from cooking grease, certain cosmetics and dairy products that you can easily clean with mineral spirits or acetone application over a soft cloth.
  • Vinegar, red-wine & water
    To clean surfaces off organic such as water rings, vinegar, tea/coffee or read wine; add a few drops of ammonia in a cup containing 12 percent hydrogen peroxide that’ll easily bleach out the marks. You can dunk a soft cloth with the liquid solution and dab at the soiled are till spots are completely removed. This is most recommended on light-shaded natural stones such as the white Carrara marble.
  • Rust
    Rust stains are most annoying and often hard to get rid of. If your countertop managed to collect rust marks from metallic object, come up with a poultice by joining white absorbent material like kaolin or diatomaceous earth with excess dishwashing soap. It’ll form a paste with the same viscosity as of peanut butter. Spread the paste over the stain and wrap with the poultice; let it rest for a day or two. It’ll extract the stain out of marble like it wasn’t even there!

Polish the marble

Once you’re done with general cleaning, polish the marble surface with a soft chamois cloth. Buff the with industrial-standard car wax that’ll add a protected layer and brings back the original lustre! On the other hand, apply a penetrating sealer over stone countertop that’s an excellent stain repellent.

Never apply acidic cleaners to marble countertops. You may love lemon and lime fragrance but it’s detrimental to the porous material. Just plain, hot water with suggestions provided above would work miracles so do consider!