Archive for September, 2009

Good Plumber and Electrician in Paphos? Tell us what you think…

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Paphos electricians and plumbers Nicks Maintenance Services have just introduced a new feedback form for their website, conscious they continue to offer a high level of support, rapid service, competitive pricing and make every step to ensure you rely on them for any maintenance issues that arise with your apartment or villa in Cyprus.

Director Nick White says… ‘It’s important to receive honest feedback from our customers, it’s up to them if they leave their name or location on the short, simple survey, but we actually do appreciate and take on board the information and comments that come in’

If you’ve had a plumbing problem, or electrical fault or broken pool pump and called out Nick or Ron from Nicks Maintenance Services, please take a few moments to complete their customer satisfaction survey here; http://www.n-m-services.eu/feedback.htm

Testimonial from RAVIP Limited

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

RAVIP Limited wrote about Nicks Maintenance Services

…”As a villa rental agency and management company it is imperative that we have expereinced and reliable maintenance firms to deal with. Nicks Maintenance Team are just that – friendly, reliable, experienced and offer fair rates. Pleasure to deal with you!

We found Nick easy to get hold of, arrived on the dot and would recommend him and use again everytime“…

Strong winds and a tornado hit Cyprus!

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

A very rare occurrence in Cyprus, but a freak tornado ripped through the capital city, Nicosia on Friday. Along with heavy rains causing damage & chaos. Uprooted trees, blocked roads, flying debris smashing shop fronts and associated mess…

A little over 10 people were injured, ‘thank god we had no victims’ said Panayiotis Kyprianou, mayor of the Nicosia suburb of Latsia. The local authorities and emergency services should be praised for their action and assistance.

Meteorologists suggest that these storms and unusually high winds may say with us for the next 2/3 days. This extreme weather is indeed very rare in Cyprus, especially holiday areas such as Peyia, in Paphos which has seen strong winds and threats of a further tornado. The police have been actively warning residents and holiday makers to the area and blocking the roads in dangerous places.

Although we enjoy 300 days of sunshine a year, it goes to show still need to protect our home & belongings from the elements and quickly put right any damage caused by such events. If you’ve had any problems as a result of the weather and need help with roof leaks, water tanks, plumbing or electrics in the Paphos, Peyia or Polis areas, please give us a call where we’ll do everything we can to get you back to normal as soon as possible. www.n-m-services.eu

Follow Nicks Maintenance Services on Twitter!

Monday, September 14th, 2009

You can now follow us on Twitter!

Use this link: http://twitter.com/NicksMServices

Updates, news, comments and remarks from your Plumber and Electrician in Paphos…

Nick’s Tips & Advice – Time to check your roof, balconies & terraces!

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Last night and this morning Paphos has seen it’s first rain showers for months… okay, we’re not talking about rains like the UK’s Summer – but you’ll still find some surface water around before it’s soon evaporated by the closely following sunshine!

The reason for this post, isn’t to boast about the weather & living in Cyprus – but to highlight the importance of checking the drains on your balcony, terrace and even roof… as we live in a dusty country, after a long Summer these drains can easily be blocked with sand, dust, leaves, dead birds, any foreign objects which stops the surface water clearing. Any build up of water can only lead to a disaster inside your house, whether its slow penetration and water ingress which cause damp patches, black mould and flaking paint, or in some cases we’ve seen water flowing down the internal walls! This is usually were the water has risen over the level of the skirting tiles on a roof terrace – sadly they aren’t usually tiled / sealed very well and offers little protection.

This quick regular check which can take a few minutes really could save hundreds of pounds in repairs and clean up, not to mention the stress & inconvenience.

Should you have any concerns on your property, or need some assistance in checking all over – give us a call, we’ve got ladders to reach any roof, rods & chemicals to unblock most drains and no job scares us.

Please forward this post to your friends in Cyprus & tell your neighbours…

If you live abroad and want us to check your property, please call or email anytime. In the same visit and call-out fee, we’ll make a general check of the property, windows & doors secured, no signs of damp, break-ins, check the water & electric is on and anything else you need.

Contact Nick’s Maintenance Services here; http://www.n-m-services.eu/contact.htm

Testimonial from Tony in Tala, Paphos

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

Tony & Denise of Tala, Paphos wrote about Nicks Maintenance Services

“We are the proud owners of a 3 bedroom villa with private swimming pool in Paphos, the property is currently rented out on a long term basis. Our tenants have lived there for a few months and last week reported some problems with the air conditioning; the units were blowing cold air, but the fan speed was very low and it took a long time for them to cool the room!

Our management agent, Hestia Services, part of the Hestia Group immediately arranged for Nicks Maintenance Services to visit the property and service the units. We were delighted to learn Nick had been and fixed everything in under 24 hours and our tenants were very happy that the air conditioning was working better than ever…

Also on a recent occasion, our pool man informed us there was a small leak in the pump room… our first thought was to call Nick and ask if he could take a look. Once again, he’s surprised us and fixed everything the next day – on his inspection ‘in-passing’ he straight away replaced a number of the old joints in the pipes where the rubber seals were getting old and brittle.

Nick’s standard call out fee is very fair and reasonable for the speed, peace of mind and comfort in having their company carry out the work. We have confidence that they won’t be recurring faults, which is essential when you are renting a property”…

Electrician in Paphos, Cyprus / Paphos Electrician

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Covering all aspects, from changing a light bulb or replacing a plug socket to complete installations and fault finding. We can fit or install new light fittings or ceiling fans, full property re-wiring, smoke alarms, emergency lighting, telephone extensions, outside lighting, etc.

Nick’s Maintenance Services are both British trained and qualified to 16th edition with City & Guilds 236 Level 3. Offering the complete range of electrical services in Paphos, to both the domestic & commercial market. Our services include;

Re-wiring, Fault finding, Appliances – repairs & installations, Testing & inspections, Install light fittings (indoors and outdoors), Swimming pool electrics (lights & pumps), Ceiling Fans, Pressure Pumps, Private houses, shops, offices, restaurants, etc.

Call us today for all your electrical needs in Paphos! Tel: (00357) 99 009 798. Click here for all our contact details.
 
Our prompt call out service gives you total peace of mind, for the quickest repairs or installations, all carried out with the least inconvenience to you, or your clients. Equally all our work is fully guaranteed.

Nicks Maintenance Services – reliable, qualified, experienced Electricians in Paphos, who arrive on time!

Most problems and faults can be identified and fixed straight away – our experienced & qualified engineers carry a wide range of spare parts in their vans, including; wiring, bulbs, sockets, plugs, fuses etc – as we appreciate the major upheaval and inconvenience of electricity problems, our priority is to have you back, up & running as quickly, and, as safely as possible.

Should the unfortunate happen, at the worst time – give Nicks Maintenance Services a call. We have a 24-hour emergency service…

Electric in Cyprus is provided by The Electricity Authority of Cyprus (EAC), they have 3 plants and are currently the sole provider, issuing bills on a bi-monthly basis. Electricity in Cyprus is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second and uses the similar 3-pin 13amp plug (BS1363) similar to the UK.

Totaly competent in every aspect of electrics, for your restaurants, offices, shop, villa or apartment – both domestic, commercial & industrial property, private residences & holiday let property in Cyprus.

Own an investment property in Paphos? If your holiday maker reports an electrical problem – WE JUMP! Don’t risk exposure to any public liabilty issues, ensure your property is safe, fit for it’s purpose and stays that way. As soon as you contact us, we’ll make every effort to visit the property as soon as possible, you can simply give us the name & number for your rental agent, or even the guests direct, we’ll take care of the rest and keep you fully informed at all times.

Swimming Pool cleaning in Paphos / Pool Maintenance

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

Nicks Maintenance Services can take care of every aspect of your Swimming Pool in Cyprus – from regular cleaning, maintenance and management to new pumps, filters, control panels and pool lights!

We can repair or replace your swimming pool pump, check it’s working efficiently and correctly. As we are qualified electricians in Paphos, we can check, upgrade and repair your control panels and pool lighting etc.

Pool Cleaning in Paphos – we take look after your swimming pool, whatever shape or size! Carrying out regular visits (twice a week in the Summer and once a week in the Winter), where we hoover & sweep the pool, do all the chemical checks so your pool stays crystal clear, clean & healthy all year round.

Our rates are very competitive, please contact us with the location and sizes of your pool for a no obligation quote.

Call us today for all your swimming pool needs in Paphos! Tel: (00357) 99 009 798, or visit our website: www.n-m-services.eu/pools.htm

Save Nick’s number – you never know when you’ll need it!

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Nicks Maintenance Services have just added a ‘vCard’ to thier website – this great tool enables you with just 1 click to save the full contact details to your address book!

A vCard is a file format standard for electronic business cards, it contains out name, company, telephone number, website address and email address – all the standard information you enter using Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Windows Live, etc.

Nick White, director of Nicks Maintenance Services says… “Please download our contact details, it really is that simple… you never know when you may need them. We’re on call when things go wrong, break or burst and you’ll always have our number to hand”…

Simply click on the logo below, or go to the ‘contacts’ page at www.n-m-services.eu/contacts.htm and click on the vCard logo to the right hand side.

Nicks Maintenance Services vCard

Quick, available, ready and able! Nicks Maintenace Services – Electrician in Paphos, Plumber in Paphos, Air Con in Cyprus, Swimming pool cleaning and maintenance, Central heating engineers and much more…

Testimonial from Roger

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Roger & Catherine in Sea Caves wrote about Nicks Maintenance Services;

“We purchased a villa in Sea Caves, Paphos in August 2007 – a huge attraction of the property was a roof garden with private jacuzzi… This seemed an idyllic dream to us, having a villa in Cyprus, right by the sea with a jacuzzi to relax in and watch the stars twinkling above!

Only for reality to set in and find the jacuzzi wouldn’t work! We visited Cyprus 3 or 4 times over the following year and not once were we able to use the jacuzzi ourselves – the electrics would cut out, it wouldn’t’ turn on, problems with the temperature controls, etc… Our neighbour was looking after the property for us, who did everything he could to help, assisting with chasing the developers who sold us the jacuzzi – they of course would pass blame onto their supplier and so on…

After numerous attempts by the developers own electricians and plumbers in Paphos to rectify the problems, eventually the supplier sent their engineers to inspect the jacuzzi and ‘parts’ were sent back…

Finally, we thought it was all resolved and we’d be able to make full use of the jacuzzi in February – a month you’d really appreciate it! But no, once again, nothing, we’ve spent a further week in our own villa and still can’t use the jacuzzi.

Even more frustrating, we’ve disappointed numerous holiday makers and for a period of time had to advertise the property WITHOUT a jacuzzi…

The subsequent visit from the engineers presented us with quotes for a new control panel, etc, to the region of 3,000 Euros!!!

At this stage, shocked and very upset at the thought of having to spend a further 3,000 Euros on a jacuzzi which really should have been under some form of warranty, guarantee or cover… We were recommended by our letting agents, Hestia Holidays, to call Nick White of Nicks Maintenance Services, Paphos. Therefore, willing to try anything at this stage, we phoned Nick, explained the situation and he arranged to visit the villa with our neighbour within 48 hours and take a look…

Within 1 hour of being at our villa – Nick rang… at first we couldn’t believe it when he confidently said ‘all fixed’… He explained the problem; in simple terms so both me & my wife could understand, told us how he’d repaired the jacuzzi and all within his standard call out fee!

We can’t emphasize enough, our appreciation to Nick and how delighted we were to finally use our own jacuzzi – after nearly 1 year of buying the villa!

Nick, we sincerely thank you for your rapid service, honest & fair charges and we will be sure to use your services again in the future and recommend you to our growing number of friends in Cyprus – you genuinely did save the day, not to mention 3,000 Euros.

Now we do have our dream in Cyprus and are thoroughly enjoy it – we did raise our glasses to ‘Nicks Maintenance Services’ on its first use!”…