We take air-conditioning for granted in Dubai, that's for sure.
There is certainly expectation that whenever you walk inside, that cool blast of air will level out the scorching hot temperature you felt before arriving.
But more often than not, we're not maximising the effectiveness of our home and work systems.
With that in mind, Time Out invited the fastest-growing maintenance company in the UAE round to fix up our home units. And the results have been remarkable.
In what was a little under hour, the polite and efficient team from Must Have Maintenance were able to access to separate ceiling units, clean them with limited fuss and restore both our kitchen and bathroom without it looking like we'd had our roof blown off.
Coming in at Dhs200 per unit (so Dhs400 for the work we required) might appear steep for less than an hour's work, but one look at the difference between the dust filled vents that came out from the ceiling and the ones that went back in made it all worth while. Our lungs certainly breathed a little easier.
So you know that cloggy-eyed feeling you get when sleeping with the air con on full blast - and it has to be full blast because uncleaned units need extra effort just to force the air through - it's due to the muck and dust squirted out of dirty units.
Must Have Maintenance handle several other useful tasks around the house, with all staff qualified to diploma level in their trade discipline. A 24-hour emergency call out service is also available, so if you wake up in the middle of the night knee-deep in water, they’ll be at your door within two hours.
Dhs200 standard call out fee for the first hour, then Dhs150 per hour thereafter.
Must Have Maintenance