Finding the right boarding kennel

Tenerife Kennel

Finding the right boarding kennel

How to choose the right boarding kennel for your dog? Many owners are afraid to leave their dog in a kennel. Of course a stay in a kennel is a change for the dog and initially you may worry that your dog won’t feel at home. But if you choose the right kennel for your dog, after the first days of conditioning they will have fun and have the idea that they are “on vacation”.

How long does the dog to settle in the kennel ? It is very difficult to generalize. Some dogs are comfortable from day one and others take longer. Perhaps the first day they don’t much want to eat or play. However, if the kennel is good they  very rapidly accustomed to the daily routine, the lunch, the play, cleaning, etc.

It is a good idea to visit the kennel where you think you may board your dog at least once before taking the final decision. This will let you know the people who work with the dogs, facilities that they have at the kennel, its operation and the level of hygiene, etc.

If you remain convinced that you made a good choice, you will feel more relaxed when you leave your dog.  Just remember, Tenerife is not a big island, even North Tenerife to South Tenerife is quite a manageable distance to find the right kennel.

Tenerife Health Insurance

Tenerife Health Cover

Health Insurance in Tenerife

Choosing the best health insurance for expats can be difficult. There are many insurance options to choose from and not all plans may suit your lifestyle, especially for those who have left it a little late in life.

Health insurance might be low priority when you move to Tenerife but there is a massive risk of getting ill abroad and it pays to be prepared. 

After taking the huge step of relocating to a new country, it’s important to ensure all aspects of your new life are secure, particularly when it comes to organising your expat health insurance. Ensuring that you and your family can access healthcare abroad is one of the first things you should organise – because no one can predict when an emergency or health issue might arise.

Find out what customer support is available – very important for your health insurance plan. Some insurers offer 24/7 support for their customers and also offer support in multiple languages. Be sure to do some research before you buy so you are aware of what to expect as you never know when a medical emergency may happen.

Above all, seek professional guidance from a reputable insurance broker who actually cares about their clients and can offer you a full service. AND please don’t forget about life insurance.No one wants to think about a partner passing but it’s very much worse with financial problems if you are left alone in Tenerife.

Are Motor Bikes Dangerous?

Insurance for Motorcycles & Scooters

Motorcycles are undeniably dangerous, especially when pitted against a car or truck in a collision. Motorbikes can look impressive on the open road and for thousands in Tenerife they’re the chosen mode of getting about the island. Unfortunately for their riders, bikes are considerably more dangerous than passenger vehicles. When motorcycles crash, riders get hurt.

Clearly, everyone thinks or hopes it will never happen to them. However it’s vital to consider the possibility  and take a quality bike insurance and don’t forget life cover. Surprising, insurance companies rarely load life cover if you ride a bike. 

Just How Dangerous are Motorbikes?

Motorbike Accident Statistics

With improvements in motorbike safety gear improving every year, bikers are now better protected than ever before. With improved qualifications, training, and various awareness campaigns the number of fatalities in the UK fell from 585 in 2004 to 285 in 2020. That’s a pretty impressive drop.

According to the statistics, the number of non-fatal but serious and slight motorcycle traffic collisions has also dropped significantly in the last 20 years.

So Why Are Motorbikes Thought To Be So Dangerous?

Riding a motorcycle or scooter is considered more dangerous than driving a car simply because you are more exposed, are not protected by the shell of a car or an airbag, plus you are not strapped in with a seat-belt and, supposedly only two wheels compared to four, makes them less stable.

Learning to Dive

Recommendation – Granadilla Diving


Sample Charges from Other Excursion Companies

Tenerife: Scuba Dive for Beginners In Turtle Area
Experience what it feels like to breathe underwater and start your journey to becoming an expert diver with an introduction to scuba diving in Tenerife. Dive and snorkel with amazing marine life.
€ 70

3-Hour Guided PADI Scuba Diving Experience in Tenerife
You are not sure if a diving course is the right thing for you? Our PADI Discover Scuba Diving program will help you make your decision. Whether as a preparation for the Open Water Diver or as a special walk under water, everyone enjoys this activity
3 hours
€ 95

Tenerife: 50-Minute Submarine Dive
Experience a dive on board a real submarine in the unexplored waters of Amarilla Marina in southern Tenerife. See magnificent marine life from panoramic windows, and sit on the floor of the ocean.
1 hour
€ 57

Fun Scuba Diving in Tenerife
If you are a certified diver and coming to Tenerife, book your diving package with us now! Our experts show you the best places the island has to offer, always in small groups and on your level.
6 hours
€ 115

Diving baptism Los Cristianos from Costa 2h 30 min
Wishing to discover that seabed that is so much talked about in the Canary Islands? Do it with us, we assure you a safe dive, with top quality equipment and highly experienced…
2 hours
€ 65

Scuba Diving Beginner’s Session in Costa Adeje
Enter a diver’s paradise on this 3 to 4-hour Scuba diving beginner’s session in Costa Adeje. Tenerife’s warm, calm waters and year-round diving make it the perfect spot for your first dive. Swim in an area known for tropical fish, rays, and sea turtl
4 hours
€ 90

South Tenerife: Beginners Scuba Diving Experience
Open the door to a magical underwater world with this beginners scuba diving experience. Encounter a multitude of local underwater wildlife, as you delve beneath the surface of Tenerife’s waters.
3 hours
€ 69

RECREATIONAL DIVE (certified divers only) : Explore Canarian Sealife
CERTIFIED DIVERS ONLY. Small group. All dives guided from the boat No time limitation. Successive dives recommended to discover 2 different sites. We are flexible and ready to customized your dives regarding your expectations !
3 hours
€ 80

Half-Day Scuba Diving in Tenerife from Abades Beach
Enjoy half a day exploring the underwater world of Tenerife with access to schools of colorful fish in the protected bay of Abades. Perfect for first-time divers and families, get personalized attention from qualified instructors.
3 hours
€ 70

Giz a Room Tenerife

Rented Room – Co-Living – Apartment Share

Co Living, house share, rent a room

When the first Giz a Room group began in Tenerife, it was a well moderated and highly successful group.

Sadly over time the group and many others that sprang up like it, were hijacked by people whose sole  aim was to charge ‘finders fees’. Often, people on a budget would find out at the last minute that they were expected to pay not only 1 months deposit plus 1 month in advance but also 1 months finders fee (agency fee).

Sometimes it could even be 2 months finders fee, or worse still no-one tells you that they will keep your deposit as their finders fee; you only find out when you ask for your security deposit back and the unsuspecting owner tells you the agent took it as their fee.

This is no longer permitted in Tenerife but many people will look to make the fee elsewhere, such as calling it a contract fee. Another trick is to increase the rent to cover their fee. Whilst people are always going to look for some sort of commission, which is fair enough, the owner should be paying it not the tenant.

Always ask the question and insist on a precise answer. If you don’t hear ‘no fees’ then report the member to admin immediately.

A well moderated group will remove and block these people. However some groups were set up with the intention of circumventing this. Please take care. If admin won’t remove these people then perhaps it’s  a group you don’t want to be part of.

Useful Information

House Share (Co-Living)


Co-Living Getting Your Deposit Back

Long term contracts are unlikely to be given with house share arrangements for several very good reasons, but that’s another topic and a thorny one at that. Some owners may choose to provide cleaning services and other other benefits but it’s largely down to ‘you get what you pay for‘.

Here are the principals I adhere to myself when renting a room, considered usual for most decent landlords. You cannot consider them in any way a ‘contract’ unless your landlord specifically states this. It’s simply booking a room for a given period of time (please don’t ask for a year, we cannot do it and it’s unlikely others will!). If you need an empadron check with your landlord before moving in.

On arrival, your booking is subject to a trial period of 2 weeks. If you are unable to get on with other people in the house, you will be asked to find elsewhere. Reasonable time is always allowed for this rare event, provided that the reasons are not extreme, for example theft or aggression.


1 months rent is the usual  security deposit. If no damages are found when you leave, the deposit is refunded 1 week after your official leaving date. Invoices confirming your expected leaving date are available when you move in. If you need your deposit refunded on the day of leaving you must arrange to have your room inspected 1 week before leaving and again on the day the deposit is returned.

Official Leaving Date

An example is easiest:

You take the room for 2 months on the 1st Jan so your official leaving date is 1st Mar. Your deposit would be returned 8th Mar, all being well. Remember that unless you discuss this, someone may well arrive to take your room 1st Mar

  1. You decide  to stay longer – your new date is 1 month from the day you eventually give notice, unless other arrangement have been made
  2. If you decide to move in with your mate 2 weeks into the booking, your leaving date is still 1st Mar. You will have paid for Jan but Feb will be deducted from your deposit, ie no refund.
  3. You get an apartment mid Feb and leave without notice. In this scenario you will have already paid for February so your deposit will be returned 8th Mar, 1 week after your official leaving date. If for some reason you didn’t pay Feb, your deposit now covers that.

Deposit Deductions

  • As above, non paid rent for the booked period
  • Obviously any damages, including things like nails in walls to hang pictures, damaged/dirty bed linen.
  • Pillows, duvets, towels and bed linen are not provided. In practice, tenants usually leave behind what’s there and there will be a  set in your room. If you change these things and take them with you when you go, you must replace them with items of the same quality if you have not kept the originals.
  • If you have unknowingly stained the mattress (people often lie on the bed while waiting for laundry without the proper mattress protection) you must get the mattress cleaned before inspection day otherwise the cost of cleaning it will be deducted. Sweat and sun tan oil are very difficult stains to remove. If it’s stained beyond cleaning the replacement costs will also be deducted from your deposit.
  • If you have painted your room (with permission I hope) you must return it to its original color before inspection day.
  • Smoking (It’s a biggie!) If you have smoked in your room your deposit will be forfeit. There are no exceptions. The room has to be repainted, all bedding replaced etc.. It may be nothing to you but to a non smoker it’s huge!

Please remember that timescales on deposit refunds 99 time out of a 100 can be sorted to suit both parties if discussed well in advance. Problems arise when someone thinks, wrongly, that they are due a certain amount and that’s not the case.

So read before you arrive and you can avoid any pitfalls. Clean, tidy and as it was, with the booking term completed, there will be no worries.

Again, these are my personal methods of ensuring no  misunderstandings and of course, your co-living situation may be different. That said, I hope it’s given you some pitfalls to avoid and ask any questions BEFORE you move in, not on the day you realise you need your deposit back!

Co-living Etiquette

Rented Room Accommodation – Shared Housing

Co Living, house share, rent a room

There is nothing more frustrating than when something that is obvious to you, appears to be bad manners (or an unfair shirking of house duties) is ignored or misunderstood, leaving you to clean up the mess and solve interpersonal disputes. Being old and sometimes grumpy I often wonder what my mother would think of some tenants manners.

However, times have changed and busy lives encourages us to be thoughtless sometimes.

Make Efforts to be part of the Household

In a shared house  are encouraged to make efforts to connect with each other. Any living arrangements work better when tenants try to interact and help one another. 

Keep your Room clean and tidy

It is the tenant’s responsibility to keep his or her room neat, tidy, and organised. Alternatively, once the weekly household chores are divvied up, one tenant may be paid to clean for another or pay a cleaner from outside to do it.

Communal Space

Do your part in keeping the communal space neat and clean by placing things back to where they belong and in the same condition. A simple gesture such as wiping down the dining table after use is common courtesy. Smoking in co-living premises is not allowed, except for the designated smoking outdoor areas.

Responsible Lifestyle

Leading a sustainable lifestyle is essential and even the smallest of unthinking actions can mount up. Switch off appliances, lights and fans when not in use.

Noise Levels

Common areas are designed for tenants to enjoy and interact with one another. Avoid screaming or blasting music in the common area, especially during the evening and at night.

Co Living, house share, rent a roomRefrigerator Space

If you don’t want your food to be eaten by someone else, keep to your allocated space in the fridge. Clear stale food promptly and make sure everything is wrapped.

Laundry Times

Schedule your laundry day. Avoid disturbing people at antisocial times. Remove dried clothes promptly. No one likes to constantly see washing drying!

Communal Expenses

Many any argument started like the old Ben Elton sketch. ‘It was only a bit of shampoo’; ‘Yes but it was MY shampoo’. As soon as possible agree a kitty for  communal expenses and who responsibility it is to fetch them. This is part of the allocation of household duties.



Internet Providers in Tenerife

Chris Ross – Tenerife Insurance – Highly Recommended

Since moving to Tenerife, I have tried 5 different internet providers.  Quite honestly, a good mobile service gives you some pretty neat alternative choices for your internet providers.

This is my personal opinion of them but good or bad, the contact details are listed below.

Find the right internet provider

Thor Telecom I will not recommend because they owe me over €200 for a parking fine from when they rented my car.  Dating back to 23rd March before they returned the car without notice, not even having the courtesy of telling me, let alone paying it, I have contacted them several times but despite promises, it remains unpaid.

Throstur Ingvar Steinthorsson no longer replies to my messages.  I leave it to you as to whether you want to trust a company that behaves like this.

  • Thor Telecom  Not Trustworthy
  • AirFibre  Very poor customer service
  • Chris Ross     *** Recommended ***
  • Direct Telecom  Sometimes good, sometimes bad
  • Movistar  Solid but not the best choice
  • Fiberspeed excellent value for money



  • AirFibre
  • Tel: 922 985 455
  • Location:  Santa Cruz de Tenerife
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  • Chris Ross
  • Tel: 922 735 672
  • Location: Las Chafiras
  • Web:
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Puerto de la Cruz Boat Trips

Folks, I am going to blaspheme now BUT Puerto de la Cruz is not the best place for a boat trip.

If you are hardcore about your boat trips and enjoy the more choppy weather in the North, well that great, but if you need relaxation on your boat trips then Puerto del la Cruz may not be for you.

That said, many boat trip operators pick you up early morning in Puerto de la Cruz and transport you to Las Americas to pick up the boat. They may give you a couple of hours free time before the trip , which can last from 3 to 4 hours .

Boat Trips Tenerife

Whale Watching in Tenerife

For dolphin and whale watching, there is a place in the Canary Islands that is amongst the best in the world. Tenerife is home to the Teno-Rasca Marine Strip. Dolphins are most active in the morning and evening. They tend to be less active at night, especially if it’s cloudy or rainy out. Dolphins are here year round although many of them are migratory. They are most frequently seen in the warm months from May to October when the water is warmer.

Of course, there is no guarantee that you will see Dolphins but it’s rare not to see Whales on your trip. Whale-watching tours usually sail from Puerto Colón, Costa Adeje, Los Gigantes, or Los Cristianos. 


Can  you see dolphins in Tenerife?

Costa Adeje, on the southern coast of Tenerife, is home to large resident populations of Pilot whales and Bottlenose dolphins.

Is there anywhere in Tenerife to swim with dolphins?

Although swimming with wild dolphins is not allowed in Tenerife, you can go in the water with dolphins and meet them at Aqualand. Aqualand is one of two water parks in Tenerife.

Boat Holiday Tenerife

Live Aboard Boat Holiday Amarilla Golf

Boat Holiday Golf del Sur

***  LIVE ABOARD  ***

Weather at the Marina

Our recommendations for a fantastic bargain boat holiday according to your needs:

  • For small groups and families that want to relax with some privacy to explore in the evenings, our 11m yacht, Moovers 11, is moored at Amarilla Golf Marina. A great location for golf, excursions, dining out, beach trips, cocktails on the beach or at the marina bar.
  • For groups that need to study seriously or individuals that want that ‘diving’ atmosphere in the evening, Granadilla Diving have shared accommodation in San Isidro.
  • For larger groups or those with looking to indulge their diving dreams whilst non-divers have their dream holiday too, contact Zeke at Granadilla Diving for a bespoke quote.
  • For fishing holidays with a mixed group, contact The No Limits Crew at Tenerife Sports Fishing for a bespoke quote. Reduced price for those not fishing, still includes: Drinks, Watching for the whales and dolphins, Sun bed. Children can fish at a reduced price.

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Life Insurance – is it Necessary?

The worst mistake of all, of course, is to not have any life insurance. If this is you, it’s something that you need to rectify as soon as possible. The worst possible scenario is being alone in Tenerife dealing with the death of a loved one with financial problems and no life insurance.

Tenerife Life Insurance

Chris Ross – Life Insurance – Highly Recommended

When to take out life insurance? There is no exact age when you might need life insurance . Typically, you might start thinking about life cover when:

  • You take out a mortgage. Could your partner pay the mortgage if you were to pass away? Life insurance could ease this worry, and options like decreasing life insurance could be attractive if you want your payout to roughly decrease in line with your repayment mortgage.
  • You have children. Given the cost of childcare, after-school clubs and feeding a family, parents are arguably the main contenders for who should get life insurance.
  • You’re in a long-term relationship. It can be tricky to decide when to take out life insurance, but one trigger for getting life insurance could be once you have a partner who depends on you financially, which may be less likely in the early days of a relationship.
  • Before you retire. You really should take a life insurance policy long before this. The older you get, the more expensive it is and frequently life cover is refused due to medical issues as we age.
  • Moving abroad. Essential. Make sure your loved ones don’t have a financial crisis should you pass before them.
  • You may also want to consider joint life insurance.

Chris offers the following types of insurance:

Sunday Lunch

The Tree HouseThe Tree House

Sunday Lunch at The Tree House Contact details, phone & location: Chayofa Comments: Facebook Page: The Tree House
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New Robin HoodNew Robin Hood

Sunday Lunch at New Robin Hood   Contact details, phone & location: Puerto De La Cruz Comments: Facebook Page: New Robin Hood
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Atmosphere BarAtmosphere Bar

Sunday Lunch at Atmosphere Bar Contact details, phone & location: Adeje Comments: Facebook Page: Atmosphere Bar
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CKs BistroCKs Bistro

Sunday Lunch at CKs Bistro Contact details, phone & location: Los Gigantes Comments: Facebook Page: CKs Bistro
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Best Exchange Rate in TenerifeBest Exchange Rate in Tenerife

Gift Excursions offer the best exchange in Tenerife for your cash. Any amount exchanged on request and we offer an extra 0.5 point on any amount over £1000. See our ...
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The Market TavernThe Market Tavern

Sunday Lunch at The Market Tavern THE FAMOUS MARKET TAVERN. THE BEST IN ENTERTAINMENT. There are very few bars in Tenerife where you can say they get it
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Pearls PantryPearls Pantry

Sunday Lunch at Pearls Pantry Contact details, phone & location: Palm Mar Comments: Home made yorkys fresh everything carn’t be beaten Facebook Page: Pearls
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The Irish RoseThe Irish Rose

Sunday Lunch at The Irish Rose Contact details, phone & location: Puerto Colon, Adeje Comments: Facebook Page: The Irish Rose
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Place 2BPlace 2B

Sunday Lunch at Place 2B Contact details, phone & location: Torviscas,Costa Adeje Comments: Down the 1 way system past Harley’s. Turn 1st right,
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The WillowsThe Willows

Sunday Lunch at The Willows Contact details, phone & location: Apollo Center, Los Cristianos Comments: Facebook Page: The Willows
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Tall Ship Amarilla Golf MarinaTall Ship Amarilla Golf Marina

Historic Brigantine ocean-going Tall Ship. Enjoy fine dining experience on board for special occasions and every day pleasure and support the ongoing
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Rosie LeesRosie Lees

Sunday Lunch at Rosie Lees   Contact details, phone & location: The Apollo Center Comments: You get a free bottle of wine if you book. Best
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Scotch CornerScotch Corner

Sunday Lunch at Scotch Corner Contact details, phone & location: San Eugenio,Las Americas Comments: On the roundabout on the road to puerto colon
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The Roast HouseThe Roast House

Sunday Lunch at The Roast House   Contact details, phone & location: Los Cris Comments: Facebook Page: The Roast House
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Christys BarChristys Bar

Sunday Lunch at Christys Bar Contact details, phone & location: Local 102, Pueblo Canario, Costa Adeje, Las Americas Comments: Facebook Page:
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Empire RestaurantEmpire Restaurant

Sunday Lunch at Empire Restaurant Contact details, phone & location: Las Americas Comments: My Favorite Place For a Sunday Roast, If I’M Not
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Happy Hour at Arcadia – Arcadia are starting a happy hour everyday 4-30 till 6-00pm except Sundays so get down there and enjoy a nice cold beer or wine and ...
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Harveys BarHarveys Bar

Sunday Lunch at Harveys Bar Contact details, phone & location: Los Cristianos Comments: Avenida Amsterdam next door to the Mongolian restaurant
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Dreamers BarDreamers Bar

Sunday Lunch at Dreamers Bar Contact details, phone & location: Los Cristianos Comments: The roast dinners are 1st class, fresh and homemade, just like ya
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The BeachcomberThe Beachcomber

Sunday Lunch at The Beachcomber Contact details, phone & location: Las Galletas Comments: All homemade and puddings are too die for! Facebook
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Not listed for Sunday Lunch? Contact us to see your bsr or restaurant advertised here for Sunday Lunch. All your local restaurant needs; find them here on Tenerife Pages.

Boats & Yachts

Mix and Match for the whole group or family. Sleeping 4 to 6 people, live aboard from 150€ pp per week. It’s fine if you just want to relax aboard the boat and get out and about but there are options for excisions, golf, diving. fishing, horse riding.

Follow the link above for more about Golf del Sur and Amarilla Golf.

Please note: The reason we can offer your boat accommodation at this price is that we do NOT allow the boat to go out with guests. In addition, the boat expenses are 75% covered personally and not passed on to guests. We arrange your trips with the professionals. Please don’t ask – to charter a boat, with or without skipper, starts in thousands not hundreds and it requires specialist insurance and appropriate licences.


Boat Trips Ranging from 2 to 5 hours from most location in South Tenerife and North.

Boat Charter

Luxury yachts for private hire in Tenerife – Prices start from just 45 Euros per person for a 3 hour private charter with food, drinks and crew!

Find them on Facebook: Tenerife Boat Charter


Golf Club Hire

Golf Club HireSpecialists in delivering golf equipment direct to your accommodation whilst you are golfing abroad. First class golf equipment from top suppliers such as Taylor Made, Titleist, PING, Mizuno, Wilson and Powakaddy.

They understand the hassle of taking your own clubs abroad, the excess baggage charges, and struggling with taxis to get your clubs to the hotel. Just leave it to Blue Sky – order online and they deliver and collect your equipment for you.

Tenerife currently hosts 9 Golf courses.  Each with its own unique style and terrain, all with tranquil ambience and exceptional views.  Whether you want to improve your technique, practice your short game, or learn how to play golf from scratch – Tenerife’s golf courses are the perfect place to tackle it

Tenerife Golf Courses

CCTV Surveys Save Time

Plumbers in Tenerife

How CCTV Surveys can save time and money when unblocking drains

There’s nothing more annoying than a blocked drain. Let’s face it, when you’re trying to have a shower and the water just won’t go down the drain it creates a really unpleasant experience, and in many cases it can leave you trying a whole host of different options before you find the right way to clear it and move on with what you were doing.

When I was younger I used to live with a girl who had long dark black hair – the same as mine – and we found that after every few weeks our shower drains would clog up with hair sending water straight back into our shower environment – not great. After using a mirage of supermarket products we would finally manage to clear it and by doing this every three weeks we would help to keep the drains clear.

Problem solved?

Perhaps – but what if this was to happen on a larger scale?

During winter it rains in the UK, that’s a given, and as the harsh rain pelts down our drains are forced to deal with large amounts of water rushing down them quite frequently. With leaves, pollution and various other elements being carried along it’s not hard to see how they can become blocked, spewing water back out onto the road which causes flooding and general havoc for motorists.

When a drain is blocked on a main road and flooding occurs then it’s crucial to get it fixed straight away, but with an extensive drainage network and no real idea of where the blockage might be, it can be hard to know where to start.

Introducing the CCTV survey

This small device is designed to work in the drainage system, identifying potential blockages and sending back information to a main receiver. CCTV surveys allow the user to utilise a GPS function to identify the exact area of the blockage and also to take any pictures that are needed to identify what the potential problem could be. In turn this enables workers to identify efficient methods of unblocking drains.

Another major benefit of a CCTV survey is that your ability to pinpoint the problem means that you can deal directly with that area. So rather than closing off an entire road or road area, you can in turn just close off an area which helps to keep traffic moving and prevent delays.

CCTV surveys are a great way to save time – by pinpointing the exact area of the problem you can deal with it directly rather than causing other unnecessary damage – and money as they enable you to work specifically at one point which saves additional drilling work, staff wages and various other costs. Overall if you are looking to get your drain unblocked quickly then they can be a great service to use to unblock your drainage system with minimal intervention required.

Planning a Kitchen

Planning Your Kitchen

The kitchen is  probably the most used room in the house. It is where the day starts and ends  and is generally a hive of activity when the family is at home.

It is therefore  very important that this room is well organised and the use of space is  carefully planned. This post is all about planning to make the room safe,  pleasant and relaxing to work in. It will also help to ensure that you have a  kitchen to be proud of and which will add value to your home. 

There are  three simple stages in kitchen planning.

The first is to carefully measure  your room and draw a plan of it, to scale, on the graph paper provided at the  back of this leaflet. Do wall plans as well as a floor plan.

The second is to  list the fitments you want and plan their positioning in the available space –  follow these simple guidelines to ensure that the kitchen you create is  practical and safe, as well as beautiful.

And the third is to visit your local  kitchen suppliers to choose the kitchen style you prefer, and enlist the aid of a Design  Consultant to answer any questions you may have about the planning, and to  process your order.

Selecting the right electrician

The work is never completed through plans or members of the corporate body. There is a need for a constant level of maintenance and updates to keep the building in proper working order. This means that the organization will be forced to hire electricians regularly, and from the point of view of safety and performance, it is essential to hire the right electricians to do the job.

It is equally important to participate regularly in construction inspections to ensure that all work done is high level. Here is a checklist that blueprints or corporate body members can use when they interact with electricians, to ensure that all required work is done correctly:

Laws vary by Autonomous Community in Spain, so make sure you know what the local laws in your area are. In general, it is illegal for a person to be carrying out more than € 5,000 in labor and materials without the correct license. So, if you are looking for an electrician for a large project, make sure they can show that they are licensed first.

Beyond the law, it makes sense to make sure that you are working with a legitimate and qualified business, however, research shows that only 1 in 10 building owners and administrators will consult Social Security to verify if a merchant has a license. correspondent.

Not all contractor licenses are insured. The public registry may list a licensed contractor, but with the condition “only for contracts that do not require insurance.” This stipulation means that the person could not provide evidence to maintain insurance eligibility when applying for the contractor’s license.

It is best to always hire duly insured and eligible contractors, but certainly for any job over € 20,000, it must be essential that there is adequate insurance for all who complete the job.

It goes without saying that the electrician must produce and guarantee good quality work, but beyond that, he must ensure that they can work with a minimum of terms. These terms must be:

Efficiency: with an option to charge for the project instead of by the hour.
Offer a 24-hour service when necessary, as a project in progress may experience an emergency.
Good communication: you will want an electrician who behaves professionally and can work as part of a larger project and with many other contractors if necessary.
The professional electricians will not tolerate wiring or substandard facilities, so you should look at your team as an electrician has occurred in the past and use it to measure the approach taken in this project.