Wall cracks

March 20, 2018 by Super Admin

After staying in a strata unit for sometime, one often sees cracks on the walls or edges. It can be unsightly and probably cause for alarm for the uninitiated. Buildings in Singapore are made from concrete (cement + sand + gravel + water). Because water is used, it would evaporate as the concrete [...]

Garden Lights

March 20, 2018 by Super Admin

One of the frustrating thing that an estate can experience is the constant tripping of garden lights especially along walkways which are heavily used. Architects often design with the ambience in mind when placing these garden lights. However, being exposed to rain and shine wears out these lights faster than [...]

Swimming pool cleaning

March 20, 2018 by Super Admin

Most condominiums have a swimming as part of the facilities planned and offered by the developer to sell the project. Maintaining a swimming pool is a lot of work. To achieve "sparkling" waters, it takes even more effort. Most estates would engage a swimming pool cleaner to maintain the swimming [...]

Changing cleaner

March 20, 2018 by Super Admin

When an existing cleaner is not doing a good job cleaning the estate, perhaps it is time to change the cleaner. Most of the time, before making the change, it may be necessary for the Council to identify where the gaps are before going out to get new quotes. Otherwise, [...]

What to look for in AGM

March 20, 2018 by Super Admin

Normally before the Annual General Meeting (AGM), your Managing Agent would prepare and send out a package of materials called the Notice for AGM. While the list of items could be endless, there are a few main items to look for in this package. Firstly the package should give 2 [...]

Monkeys

March 20, 2018 by Super Admin

For some estates near the forest reserves, sometimes monkeys come over in their search for food. These normally come in a group and can be quite scary for some people. There have been instances of monkeys getting aggressive, attacking people and biting them. The other worry is what if the [...]

Vandalism

March 20, 2018 by Super Admin

Some estates in Singapore have to contend with the problem of vandalism. The vandalism could range from childish drawings on walls to hardcore nails or screws in car tyres. About a year ago, it was reported that a condominium in the west had a vandal who went around puncturing the [...]

Dengue Clusters

March 20, 2018 by Super Admin

The National Environment Agency (NEA) has a webpage that is updated regularly to inform the public on dengue clusters - http://www.dengue.gov.sg/subject.asp?id=74 Council and Managing Agent should track these clusters and if the clusters are moving closer to your estate, action to increase the [...]

Water tanks

March 20, 2018 by Super Admin

From December 31, 2011 onwards all water tanks are required to be secured with a special lock. This is the aftermath of the May 2011 case where a maid was found dead in the water tank in a HDB block in Woodlands. From today onwards, the access to the water [...]

Car park is flooded!

March 20, 2018 by Super Admin

It has been raining cats and dogs the last few weeks. Suddenly the car park is flooded and everyone is panicking and rushing to get their cars to higher grounds. No one knows the cause of the flooding and how to resolve the matter. Has your estate been in such [...]