Covid-19 Circuit Breaker: Emergency home repair, gadget repair and moving services to keep you going

Man looking confused on how to fix his circuit board. Engage services on Carousell instead!

Home is where the heart is. Where all your creature comforts are. But when the aircon starts to leak, or your TV breaks down, or plumbing problems arise, and they’re no longer under warranty or covered by your contractor, even home can start to be unbearable. Especially when you’re home 24/7, melting in the heat, on a budget, or in need of entertainment. (Remember, essential services only, so this article doesn’t include aircon servicing or home cleaning!)

So here’s a handy list we’ve scoured through, to bring you the most reliable and affordable services, for whatever emergency service you may have. We’ve deliberately highlighted the smaller players in the market – because these businesses are the hardest hit in this time and would definitely appreciate your hand in keeping them afloat!

 

Covid-19 Circuit Breaker: What essential repair services can I engage?

  1. Home repair services, e.g. plumbing, aircon repair and home appliance repair
  2. Gadget repair e.g. laptop and mobile phone repair
  3. Moving services, especially for bulky items

 

PSA: This article only covers essential services permitted during the circuit breaker period. Please remember to wear masks while the service is being carried out, and maintain safe distancing even in your own home. Be a champ and offer the service provider hand sanitiser before he/she enters your home and after he/she leaves too! And it doesn’t hurt to offer them a drink after they’re done with the hard work too.

Home repair services

Emergency home services such as air-conditioning servicing is considered Essential during Circuit Breaker measures in Singapore

You never think you’ll need it, but yet, here you are. After all, working from home means your aircon is likely switched on 24/7. And with the shops and entertainment venues closed, TV has already become your new best (if not overworked) friend (apart from your mobile phone). 

Plus, having everyone at home 24/7 means water pressure only has one way to go – up – and that could be bad news for your plumbing. So hopefully, this list of recommended reliable and affordable home repair services saves your day.

Name of company Description Rates
sgplumbing.sg 28 years of plumbing experience with 25 5-star reviews on Carousell. Well-known for fast and efficient service at reasonable rates. Gives you instant quotes over the phone!
  • Normal clearing of blockage: $70-$90 (No charges are applicable if unable to unclog the blockage)
  • Replacement of basic toilet bowl flushing cistern: $85 -$105
  • Replacement of normal faucet: $95-$145

*Quote the following promo code in your chat to enjoy a discount: carousel88

zstreetkingz On-call handyman with 149 positive reviews to date and an average review rating of 4.9. Whether it’s repairing your TV or door hinges, drilling, installation of wall shelves, or fixing furniture and electronics around the house, you get professional and reliable help around the clock.
  • Base rate of drilling service for $10 -$20 per fixture

*Chat to find out more for bundled rates

airconheroes A professional aircon-whisperer if your air conditioning unit breaks down, leaks or stops blowing cold air. 15 positive reviews to date and an average review rating of 4.9. He’s got your back in this hot weather with honest affordable prices. Repair cost starts at $130 for 1 unit onwards

  • Comes with 3 months warranty

*Chat to find out more about specific rates

wongkevinyan A friendly, experienced electrician with 24 positive reviews and an average review rating of 4.7. Chat him up if you’re experiencing electrical trips or urgently needing to upgrade your wiring.
  • Starts from $60 for service (not including spare parts or additional material needed)

*Chat to find out more about specific rates

Gadget repair services

Phone servicing is also considered essential during circuit breaker measures in Singapore. Turn to Carousell to engage these services!

We’re not on the go very much anymore, but that doesn’t mean you are no longer glued to your mobile phone. Let’s also not forget that to be productive in your home office, you need your laptop or PC operating at maximum efficiency.

We’ve specially curated a list of gadget repair services that don’t just give you bang for buck, but also provide doorstep convenience so you don’t have to leave the safety of your home.

Name of company Description Rates
mobilerstar 26 positive reviews with an average rating of 4.9. Willing to go above and beyond if needed. Easy and fuss-free communication. Offers door-to-door service so you can stay safe at home. Starts from $25 for older phone models, accessories, ports, screens or battery, and includes 60-120 days warranty.

Doorstep service is additionally charged at $30. 

*For the full list of rates, please click here or chat with the merchant on Carousell!

lyk_repair 1,512 5-star reviews, because he operates from 11am-9pm every day and provides FREE island-wide doorstep service if you chat via Carousell! He doesn’t just fix cracked screens, but also damaged motherboards, water damage and damaged batteries. 
  • Mobile battery replacement starts at $25
  • Mobile screen replacement starts at $30
  • iPad screen replacement starts at $50
  • iPad battery replacement starts at $45

*For the full list of rates or bundled rates, please chat with the merchant on Carousell!

emmobile 148 positive reviews with an average rating of 4.9. Can kill two birds with one stone if it’s not just your mobile phone that needs help – but your laptop or PC too. Exceptional service quality, and if you’re looking for emergency help like data recovery, he’s the one to chat with! Rates depend on the service as he doesn’t just replace damaged parts, but also recovers and repairs existing parts.

Doorstep service is additionally charged at $20.

*For the full list of rates or bundled rates, please chat with the merchant on Carousell!

Moving services

Moving services are considered essential during circuit breaker measures in Singapore. Turn to Carousell to engage moving services

For those of you who have to move between places during this period, or just need to get bulky items from one place to another, don’t despair. It may not be the least ideal time to do so, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck. We promise that these featured moving services are amongst the most affordable you can find in Singapore, and they have glowing reviews, to boot!

Name of company Description Rates
movemove_movers If you need movers, who can also provide free wrapping, storage and disposal, look no further. With 114 positive reviews and an average rating of 4.9, Move Move Movers provide fantastic customer service and quick delivery.
  • Hospital bed starts from $120
  • Fish tank starts from $100
  • Piano starts from $85
  • Treadmill starts from $85
  • Bundled package with 10ft full load lorry starts from $220 

*Chat to get better bundled rates!

singhwamover Singhwa is your go-to if you need to move more than the usual load, with a 14ft lorry. 19 5-star reviews that laud their excellent and flexible customer service, and careful and professional execution. Provides free wrapping and no hidden costs!
  • 10ft full load lorry starts from $200
  • 14ft full load lorry starts from $280 

*Chat to get better bundled rates!

lambo101 Need to dismantle before moving? Lambo101 takes care of that for free, and the moving itself is below the average market price! The reviewers loved how Lambo101 was able to deliver the service within a very quick turnaround – with one needing it within two hours. They’ve got 10ft, 14ft and 15ft lorries to help with whatever load you have. Price starts from just S$50, depending on item weight, size and fragility

*Chat to get list of rates and better bundled rates!

Help a brother or a sister out at this time. Every helping hand to our small and medium-sized businesses during this period helps them tide through another day. And at the same time, you get the emergency repairs or moving services you need. Everyone wins 😉

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