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Baby safety tips!!!

Congratulations, you are having a

baby soon!

The excitement and anxiety displayed by the expecting parents are second to none. Rhetorical questions start springing up;

Who will the baby look like?

What is the sex of the baby?

Will the baby really arrive on the EDD?

What name should we call the baby?

The expecting parents have probably thought about the things they perceive as the necessity for the baby; which may include clothes, beddings, rockers, toys, pacifier, strollers, diapers, and feeding materials and many more…

In the midst of all these preparations, parents lose sight of right baby safety tips to put in place. There is a popular saying that children reinvent your world, this also includes your home. The arrival of a baby entails that you look at your home in a whole new light. Babies are naturally curious and you will need to assess your home for lurking dangers.

Below are things you need to put in place to ensure your baby safety:

  1. Smooth the Edges.

Anything breakable or with sharp edges must be removed. Glass and metal materials are not baby friendly. If you must keep a glass or metal furniture you have to properly wrap the edges with either bubble wraps or plastic guards.

  1. Cover all electrical power sources.

Ensure that all electrical sockets within reach are properly covered. Get safety latches for all cabinets within reach.

  1. Get rid of your magnet and dangling cords. Make sure you don’t have any dangling cords, either for window blinds or appliances.
  2. Ensure that the floor covering is not slippery.

Don’t wait until disaster strikes before you think about safety. Prepare your home for when your baby is ready to explore. A stitch in time saves nine.

At Artisanoga.com we make your home, baby friendly.

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New Year

A new year is neither an end nor a beginning. However, it is a period look back and reminisce, do a review and restrategize. It is also time to develop new plans ahead of the short term as well as for the distant future.

For us at artisanOga, the year 2018 was indeed a great one. Truth be told, the year was not without its challenges. But be it as it may, the challenges were mere opportunities for us to discover those areas where we weren’t putting up the best of our game. In essence, we were able to turn the dynamics and draw advantages out of those problems that faced us.

Happy New Year From ArtisanOga

As often said; “all progress is precarious, and the solution to one problem leads us directly face to face with another problem”. This is an undeniable fact and the realization of it has helped us to equip our army of laudable intellects with adequate formations of strategies and even more technical knowhow in preparation for the forthcoming year.

That being said, we’re not oblivious of the fact that without our clients, our being here would be absolutely worthless and our existence would be next to impossible. For this reason, we say a big thank you to all our ever happy clients for trusting us always. We further give you our assurance of effective and efficient service delivery as we’ve always delivered.

Furthermore

We cannot but iterate and appreciate the inestimable value of our artisans. Their contributions towards the sustenance and development of our platform have been innumerable.

Above all, we hereby urge all of our clients to increase your patronage and continue to recommend us as you have always done.

Should the case arise that you need the services of an artisan, we are your reliable partner. Our servicemen include but are not limited to painters, generator technicians, plumbers, appliance repairers, bricklayers, electricians, aluminum fabricators, car washers, air conditioner repairers, etc.

For more info about us, visit our website at www.artisanOga.com…… Happy new year

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Carpenters play a very important role in the construction industry.

Carpentry covers a wide range of construction services; which includes cutting, shaping, installing materials and erecting framework for bridges, dams, roads and buildings. There are various specializations in carpentry, but all good professionals should share these following common traits and skills:

  1. Dedication To The Job

Good carpenters need to be utterly dedicated at work. Skills can be learned, but the attitude toward the job must come from their own thought. Carpenters must know the craft by heart. Employers prefer to employ diligent professionals who are willing to do their best and are responsible for the quality of their work.

Professional carpenters on artisanOga

  1. Technical Knowledge And Skills

Carpenters do not require degrees or certificates before practicing. However, they must get training or stay under apprenticeship for some years from skilled practitioners in their areas. It may be independent apprenticeship programs or training courses from vocational and technical schools. During hands-on practical, students should acquire the necessary knowledge and technical skills for their future carpentry career, for instance, proper usage of various tools, roof framing or furniture finishing.

  1. Attention To Detail

Great carpenters most times always pay close attention to details of projects. Carpentry requires accurate measurements because it can have effect on other related tasks. Besides, following instructions closely helps to minimize accidents while performing carpentry services.

  1. Great Math Skills

Quality carpenters must be good at basic math to be able to do their jobs well. They need to be able to read and understand blueprints very well. Making some calculations of needed materials, estimated cost and time are required in carpentry work.

  1. Physical Strength

As well as for other skilled trades, good physical fitness is a must for all carpenters, particularly for those who work outdoor. Sometimes they have to move wood and other materials from one place to another or lift heavy parts to join. Also, all professionals need to have good eye-hand coordination to perform their work effectively.

  1. Effective Communication Skills

Communication skills are very important in carpentry jobs. Professionals must have articulate listening skills to take accurate information and clear language skills to communicate with other stakeholders such as co-workers, engineers and clients. Good people skills make a great contribution to efficient teamwork in every construction project.

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Aluminium is a very useful metal. It is far lighter than steel, far stronger than plastics, plentiful and low cost. It is often used to carefully design applications to replace many other materials such as wood, copper, steel, brass, etc.

Advantages Of Using Aluminium Windows And Doors 1. Thermal Performance:

Aluminium windows and doors contribute relatively excellent thermal and sound insulation which meets current building regulations. The efficiency of thermal performance in aluminium when compared is comparatively higher than timber or PVC. In contrast, a frame fabricated with it is able to surpass energy efficiency standards. It can also attain improvements in heat gain and heat loss through windows by 60%.

2. Durability and Low Maintenance:

Aluminium windows and doors are tough and virtually maintenance-free due to their corrosion resistant property. They are also weather resistant under an array of harsh environmental conditions. Unlike other windows and doors, they cannot swell, crack, split or warp over time. Consequently, this helps to ensure an extended product life cycle.

3. Cost-effective:

Compared to other framing options for windows and doors, its frames are usually cost-effective. It provides a strong and economical solution for a domestic or commercial appearance. It is about 3 times stronger than PVC and 4.3 times stronger than wood. Logically, it is the ideal and cost-efficient alternative for windows and doors.

Aluminium Design

4. Design Flexibility:

The aluminium makes available design flexibility which is restricted only by your imagination. The metal strength and flexibility allows it to tweak any product according to custom specifications. It provides a limitless array of customization options with finishes and glasses.

5. Finishes:

Aluminium windows and doors are available in large array of finishing which ensures a perfect combo with any type of décor. They come with powder coating finish; therefore, they do not need repainting. The powder coating comes with a wide color range which gives you the freedom to create the look according to the desired appearance. You may choose to have unique pearl, metallic or timber finishes.

6. Recyclability:

It is an environmentally sustainable material, as it offers one of the highest recycling rates compare to any other metal. The process of recycling of aluminium requires just 5% of initial energy. This inherent property distinguishes it from other framing materials and reinforces its enviable credential.

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ArtisanOga Blog by Artisanoga - 5M ago

Exactly two years ago, artisanOga started out with the aim of providing professional handymen to Nigerians. The problem of getting professional handymen has persisted from ages past. After having several experiences and having got tired of this phenomenon, two young men of noble intellect moved to change this paradigm. These brilliant minds – Victor Jibrin and Debo Lawal – put heads together and sought viable means to solve this  lasting problem. This gave birth to artisanOga, an online platform that connects clients with handymen. At ArtisanOga, service delivery of the highest quality is our topmost priority. Alongside service delivery, our watchwords include reliability, cost-effectiveness and professionalism to mention a few.

Handyman on artisanOga

The journey so far
It has been a very exciting journey so far with challenges encountered. A very daunting task is getting people to sign up as clients as they are very skeptical of getting handymen online. One very promising aspect to it is that we have artisans across Lagos and Abuja. However, we aim at expanding our reach to other states of the federation in no distant time.

The need for skilled handymen
Due to the effect of bad service delivered, which can sometimes be life threatening, the need for skilled handymen cannot be over-emphasized. Poor service delivery could lead to some of the following: loss of lives, loss of properties, accidents, injuries, etc. That is why at artisanOga, we make it our utmost responsibility to provide our clients with the best handymen available within their vicinity. These artisans range from auto-mechanics, beauty specialists, carpenters, electricians, fashion designers, generator technicians, plumbers, painters, bricklayers, and so on. Since the period conceptualization to this very stage, artisanOga has remained true to its core values.

If you would like to know more about us, or to hire a handyman, click here.

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A clogged bathroom drain is often a terrible household problem. More often than not, bathroom drains get clogged with too much hair. This is a problem for many home owners because it is usually accompanied with the unintended effect of pooling water. Standing water is a big plumbing issue. Be it as it may, we cannot ignore it because we step it in whenever we attempt a morning or afternoon shower.

image of a bathroom drain

This water is often disgusting, and it usually comes with health concerns when water pools for so long. Over time, bacteria begin to grow; mosquitoes also use it as a breeding ground, and it might even smell as it collects all your soap and shampoo residue. You can solve this using a chemical drain cleaner, but we understand many people are not comfortable with pouring random chemicals into their drains.
While using chemical drain cleaners might help to unclog your drain problem, there is also a risk of harming your plumbing pipes when using this method.

However

We recommend you call a professional if the clog persists, as continually trying to fix a clog might cause a bigger clog or permanent damage to your residential piping. So, our method is simple; it is broken down into steps, and it uses everyday items like vinegar, hot water, and baking soda. This is similar to an old elementary school experiment, and you might even find yourself having fun in the process.
Items needed to make a DIY home remedy drain cleaner
• Kettle of boiled water – about 3 cups
• Half a cup of baking soda
• One cup of vinegar
• Timer

What you should do
First thing’s first, make sure you have your bathroom drained before you start. Use cups or buckets to remove the standing water from your tub and then proceed to the subsequent steps to relieving your bathroom clog.
After you have everything prepared, take the following steps to resolve your clog.

1. Pour 1 cup of water down your drain
2. Put the half cup of baking soda in the drain
3. Mix in the vinegar with your second prepared cup of water
4. Pour in the vinegar/water mixture down the drain with the added baking soda – things will begin to bubble/fizz; this is good, it means things are working!
5. Cover the drain to allow the chemistry to take place between the vinegar and the baking soda
6. Set the timer for 10 minutes to allow the formula to take care of your clog
7. Pour another cup of boiled water down your drain to flush out the remaining clog

Additional steps to fixing a clogged bathroom drain

After you have followed the above steps, you can now check up on your drain. Run water and see if water is still pooling in your bathtub. If this treatment worked, then congratulations! You did a great job in fixing your drain, and this method can be reapplied to your kitchen sink, bathroom sinks, and any other fixture that uses a drain.

Why you should not resort to using bleach to unclog your bathroom drain.

We do not suggest pouring bleach down your drain as it will kill both good and bad bacteria. Pouring bleach down your pipe is also bad for the piping as it wears the pipe away over time, making it weaker and reducing it’s life span. Instead, you should look for more natural based drain cleaners to fix your clogs. Enzyme-based drain cleaners work well too.

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ArtisanOga Blog by Artisanoga - 6M ago

Would you like to know how to fix a leaking tap in your house?  Search no further! Here’s a quick step by step guide on how to deal with one of the most common plumbing problems.

Deal with the problem as soon as you notice it. Leaking taps can waste a surprisingly large amount of water in a surprisingly short amount of time. It’s always tempting to put chores off, especially if you are not quite sure what to do, but this is one plumbing job that needs to be done as soon as you can.

A leaking tap

How To Fix Your Leaking tap

Assess the situation. Put on some protective gear, then check out for the root cause of the leaking tap and how it could be solved. One of the things to consider is where the leak is coming from. Another is the part of the tap that is involved.

Decide whether or not you need professional help. Sometimes, nothing but a fully qualified plumber will suffice and at this point, you’ll have to discern whether or not to call on a professional. If by chance you’re in any way unsure about whether to get professional advice, the answer is most likely yes. Don’t try to fix a leaking tap on your own if you’re not absolutely sure you can fix it. It’s too easy to do something wrong and end up causing more damage than good.

Additionally

If you do think this is something you can solve yourself, there are a few easy fixes to try. For example, if the leak is coming from a spout outlet, this may be due to the tap valve washer. In this case, the only option is to get a new one and replace it. Likewise, if the leak is coming from the tap bonnet, the problem is probably the body washer or O-ring and again that simply requires replacement of the faulty part. You shouldn’t forget to shut off the water before fixing anything, you should also be careful when uninstalling and reinstalling any pieces. Once you have replaced the faulty part, remember again to tighten it lightly using a wrench.

Build back better. Annoying as having a leaking pipe can be, it is also an opportunity to make your plumbing more secure and less likely to leak in the future. If your system is relatively old, there are a range of gadgets that could be applied to your tap when fixing it that could make it work much better and more efficiently. Check at your local hardware store for advice.

If you would like to hire a professional plumber, visit our website at www.artisanoga.com today.

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Long, long ago in the mists of time, a giant was born. Exactly 58 years ago, in the ancient continent of Africa, was she born. Consequently, by a particular Lord was she named “Nigeria”. Furthermore, this giant is one of the greatest beings that the continent of Africa boasts of today. Hence, the great impacts that Nigerians have made across the world cannot be underestimated. Above all, it is beyond reasonable doubts that our dear country Nigeria deserves some accolades, especially on her independence.

One of the classes of Nigerians who have positively represented Nigeria across the globe is her technicians. Consequently, Nigerian technicians are practically part of the best in the world. This might be because they tend to have more practical experience than other technicians across the globe. At least, the tendency of needing repairs increases when folks buy substandard or already used products.

As you already know, artisanoga is the hub of professional technicians. Therefore, it is in line with this that our technicians felicitate with Nigeria on her 58th independence ceremony. The journey of 58 years is no small journey. Nigeria has come so far and thus has a very long way to go.

In recent years, we at artisanoga have ascribed to ourselves the responsibility of making life easier for Nigerians. Even more, we have recruited and made available for the general public, the services of professional technicians.

These are some of our service men who would be available on this Independence Day and beyond
  • Air Conditioner Repairers
  • Aluminium Fabricators
  • Appliance Repairers
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Carpenters
  • Car Washers
  • Bricklayers
  • Electricians
  • Plumbers
  • Painters, and many more.

Happy Independence Day From All Our Technicians At ArtisanOga

Will you be celebrating this independence at home or at the park with your friends and family? Do you have any repairs you’d like to get done in your home on Independence Day? Check out our site @ artisanoga.com

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Today, being an electrician is one of the most delicate crafts in existence. This makes one surprised at how some people just wake up and lay claim to being electricians. To make things worse, they do this without getting to understand the ethics of the job.

At artisanOga, we have observed that people parade themselves as electricians just because they’re able to fix a plug. Say fixing the plug of an iron or fixing the burnt fuse of a socket. Some have argued that we shouldn’t blame these type of electricians. They say it is hunger that brought out their half baked potentials. However, hunger shouldn’t be a reason to put people’s lives and properties in danger.

These petty skills do not in any way make them professional electricians. It is therefore risky to employ these charlatans to do any electrical works. In spite of this, some people still employ these imposters. These people often console themselves by saying the services of these “electricians” are cheaper. Their services might be cheaper but it is crucial to consider the risk involved in hiring these hunger driven charlatans.

The Professional Electricians

Hence, we at artisanOga decided to take a step that will help protect our clients. First, we sought to locate professional electricians within Lagos. Then, we ran a background check on them. This was in order to be sure they pose absolutely no threats to our clients. After this, we verified their membership in the necessary professional bodies.

It should be noted that part of the responsibilities of these professional bodies is to run a background check on their members. They also have a standard pricing system which makes their billing very reasonable. Another benefit is that the laws of these bodies bind all of their members. By this, every member must uphold the values of the association.

With these in place, it is now very clear that ArtisanOga is the home of professional artisans

Getting professional electricians can be difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Visit artisanoga.com

. Would you like to hire professional electricians who would not put your life and property in danger? Then you should visit us at www.artisanoga.com today.

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It’s a known fact that Lagos is a very stressful city. Consequently, people could get too busy to attend to some personal issues. Likewise, people often need good technicians to do repairs in their homes. However, the commitment to their jobs and businesses do not avail them the time to call these technicians.

Things people usually need the services of technicians for are:
  1. Fixing a burst or leaking pipe in the bathroom
  2. Repairing an electrical issue within the house
  3. Installation or repair of air conditioners
  4. Rigging of solar panels and inverters to reduce dependence on PHCN, and a wide range of other services.

These problems were identified by artisanOga and in our bid to see to it that Lagosians cease to worry about these things, we made a bold move towards solving these problems. Most noteworthy, we have availed our customers the capacity to focus all their efforts on achieving greater heights in their various fields of work.

At artisanOga, we have engaged professional technicians and enrolled them unto our platform. Furthermore, we send these technicians to you whenever you require their services, regardless of your location. It’s as simple as that.

We at artisanOga have engaged a wide range of professional technicians for your convenience. Therefore, you should call on us if you need the following professional technicians:

Our automobile technicians are available to fix your vehicles

  • Auto mechanics
  • Air conditioner repairers
  • Aluminum fabricators
  • Appliance repairers
  • Beauty service providers
  • Bricklayers
  • Carpenters
  • Computer repair technicians
  • Electricians
  • Generator technicians
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Fashion designers
  • Tilers
  • Solar panel & inverter installers and many more.

Whatever form of services you need, we offer them in an excellent form. All you need do is to sign up at www.artisanoga.com

In recent times, however, artisanOga has created a new platform with loads of new features in order to serve our customers even better.

Benefits Of Signing Up on artisanOga’s New Platform
  • Dashboard

Now, you have the privilege of setting up a profile of your own and this enables you to see all recent and past activities on your dashboard. A display of professional technicians around your location is visible right there on your dashboard.

  • Choose a Package:

Now, you get to choose a package that suits you best depending on the circumstances that surround your request. Hence, you can subscribe to our Alpha package, which entitles you to one professional technician every time you book. You might as well subscribe to our Delta package, which would make you entitled to get multiple bids from vetted service experts every time you book. Also available is our Omega package (designed for offices) which also makes you entitled to multiple bids from vetted service experts.

  • Personal Project Assistant:

Furthermore, you can chat with a personal project assistant that will be assigned to you and get response in the wink of an eye.

  • Insurance:

As our client, another benefit you can now enjoy on our platform is insurance. Your insurance premium depends on the package you subscribe to. Howbeit, you can get an insurance entitlement of up to one million Naira.

  • Hire and Fire:

Even more, on our new platform, you can hire any professional technician whose profile appears appealing to you. Most noteworthy, you have the liberty of firing any artisan who’s service delivery you’re not comfortable with.

  • Timely Delivery:

Also, our professional technicians would get to you within two hours of making a request.

  • Rating and Review:

On our new platform, you can now rate our professional technicians based on services rendered to you. Furthermore, you can now do a review on the new forum.

To enjoy these services that we offer, visit our website on www.artisanOga.com and sign up for a service package that suits you best. Our newsletters are available and we encourage you to sign up.

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