Introducing the Uber of home management: Home+ is an innovative, free app that helps South African homeowners connect with trusted, vetted service providers and much more.
Home+ makes home management simple and convenient. It assists homeowners in keeping up with errands and utility payments, scheduling maintenance and planning renovations, locating reputable tradespeople, and maintaining the security of their homes.
The Home+ app combines data, technology, and a trusted partner network to provide the smartest, simplest, and safest way to keep your house sorted.
Additionally, it aids in the expansion of small businesses run by reputable maintenance specialists (Home+ calls them “Heroes”).
The app gives users access to a diverse range of reliable on-demand services and environmentally friendly products. These include:
- A network of reliable handymen, electricians, plumbers, and other professionals in Gauteng, Cape Town, and Durban.
- Secure prepaid electricity, water, and mobile data purchases.
- A panic button (in an emergency, simply push the button, and the nearest vehicle from a network of private security operators will be dispatched to assist you).
“We are dedicated to providing South Africans with effortless access to smart, simple, and secure solutions to make their homes worry-free,” says COO Shannon Mackrill. “We also aim to modernise the professional trades industry by providing confidence and convenience to end users, while at the same time empowering tradespeople with the tools to be more efficient.”
Finding a reliable and affordable tradesperson is a common concern among South Africans. By vetting the credentials and abilities of their 1400+ service providers, Home+ eliminates the stress associated with letting a stranger into your home.
How does it work?
“Simple,” says Mackrill. “Download the app, sign up, and request a service. We will connect you with a top-rated, vetted Hero in your area, and you’ll receive a quote for the work. You can then approve and pay safely using our app. There are no hidden fees; the app is 100% free, and payments are 100% secure. Our products are designed to meet your budget while still ensuring fair pay to our tradespeople.”
“Our mission at Home+ is to be the one-stop shop for every homeowner, and we’ll be adding more products and services as we grow. We’re also hoping to add more trusted tradespeople to our database and encourage the home maintenance Heroes out there to get in touch,” says Mackrill.
How to find the app:
Adding to the app’s credibility, Home+ is a Santam initiative.
- It can be downloaded from Google Play or the AppStore.
- Find out more on the Home+ website.