Car Insurance Facilities Within the Hospitality Industry

Most hospitality companies will monitor the progress that is being made on your vehicle while it is in the garage for modifications and repairs and allow you to adjust the value of the car as the project continues. This type of insurance covers damages to your auto in case of a catastrophic occurrence such as a fire, or the hydraulic lift fails, or the tool cart falls on your car (with a little imagination the possibilities are endless.). Getting cheap products and services are in everyone’s mind nowadays since everything seems to have higher prices now compared to decades ago. Car drivers are facing problems with the hiking prices of services and goods. Petrol prices are getting steeper, and governments seem to impose higher road taxes nowadays. For a safari car driver, getting cheap car insurance is no longer an option, but it is now a necessity. Having cheap auto insurance can help car drivers to reduce their costs of owning a car. Car drivers are encouraged to practice some steps to get lower rates. Firstly, research on insurance companies is fundamental to determine the cheapest auto insurance one can find. Online research is so far the easiest way to obtain a lot of quotes. When they are looking for any insurance, most insurance companies have their websites to help potential customers get details and insurance quotes. There are also insurance comparison sites which car drivers can browse around to compare rates between several insurance companies. Research on insurance companies is fundamental, as different insurance companies offer different rates.

Next, having secured cars also helps safari tour car drivers to be in a better position to get cheap car insurance. Secured cars are cars installed with adequate safety measures to avoid thefts and damages happening on the cars. When car drivers choose to fit in safety devices for their cars, this not only helps to make their cars more protected from any sorts of mishaps but also guarantee them a spot in getting cheap auto insurance. Hospitality car drivers should also get a safe parking space for their cars to minimize the risks of theft and accidents. That, car drivers with a good driving history will have better chances to obtain a lower rate. Insurance companies will offer car drivers with lower risks driving profile lower prices as they are in lower risks to make claims from their respective companies. Therefore, car drivers should brush up their driving patterns to secure lower rates.

Also, the type of cars owned by car drivers will determine the rates. A car driver owning an expensive car will be guaranteed a higher price. Because the fees for repairing an expensive car tend to be very high when the vehicle is damaged, this is. The insurance company insuring the car also needs to pay a significant amount of money to the car owner when the expensive car is being stolen. Therefore, car drivers who want to get cheap car insurance should consider getting a sturdy and less expensive vehicle which is less prone to thefts and accidents. Excellent car insurance is an insurance which can provide adequate coverage for a car and its driver yet manage to help the insurance policyholder to minimize the costs. Next, having secured cars also helps car drivers to be in a better position to get the best car insurance quotes. When safari and guesthouse car drivers choose to fit in safety devices for their cars, this not only helps to make their cars more protected from any sorts of mishaps but also guarantee them a spot in getting cheap auto insurance.

Car Insurance Services for Safari and Guest House Lodges

How can guest house personnel find the best auto insurance for a classic car? Is it even possible to find cheap antique car insurance? Classics cars can be well worth the sometimes high cost of upkeep and storage – there is no need to have to pay more for insurance coverage than necessary. Read on to learn some of the things that you should know before you purchase a classic car auto insurance policy. Who hasn’t turned their head while driving down the road to get a better look at a classic or collectible car? We’re enamored with the lines of the vehicle as well as its pristine condition. But the detailed attention in maintaining a classic car’s flawless appearance and operation is not only to draw admiring looks, but it is also necessary to keep up the market value of the vehicle. For this reason, along with others, specific standard auto insurance policies were developed to meet the needs of collectible and vintage car owners.

Another reason (a fundamental reason), for ensuring your vehicle as a collectible or classic is the significantly reduced cost of classic car insurance relative to standard auto insurance. Standard auto insurance can cost as much as 200% -300% more than traditional auto insurance. So, what is the most significant factor that causes such a significant disparity in price between classic auto insurance and standard car insurance? Generally, collector vehicles are driven on a limited basis (the garage is where they are usually found). As a result, the risk of accident and loss to collector vehicles is considerably lower than the risk involved in cars that are regularly driven.

WHAT ARE THE RESTRICTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH COLLECTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE AT SAFARI LODGES?

To keep collector auto insurance rates low, certain usage limitations are placed on the insured vehicle. This rules out using it to drive to work, run errands, or go out for that bite to eat. Under a standard car insurance policy, car usage should be limited to driving to and from car shows and the occasional parade. 2,500 is a fairly standard number among insurance companies that offer superior coverage, but some insurance companies have mileage plans that allow up to 5,000 or 6,000 miles per year. This increased mileage limit was put in place to accommodate those safari drivers who like to take their cars to distant car shows. Must be kept in a locked garage. A tight, enclosed trailer will also do, but a carport will not meet the grade even if you live in a gated community with a security guard. (The weather is also an enemy of the classic car). Some policies might stipulate that a vehicle cannot be left unattended in a parking lot. This means leaving your car in a motel or hotel parking lot might present a problem.

WHAT CONSIDERATIONS SHOULD BE KEPT IN MIND WHEN CHOOSING CLASSIC AUTO INSURANCE?

Does the company offer Agreed Value Coverage or Stated Value Coverage?

Agreed value lets the classic car owner, and the insurance agent set a value for the auto that does not necessarily reflect the market value for that car. Usually, the best car insurance for young professionals will have to involve a thorough inspection of the vehicle both inside and out and will require photos of the car.

SIGNS OF A GOOD EXTRACTOR FAN WHICH YOU CAN USE FOR YOUR SAFARI LODGES

Extraction Rate

The single most important aspect of an extractor fan is, of course how much air it sucks out of the bathroom. Known as the ‘extraction rate’ the amount of air actually moved is described using two units of measure: metres cubed an hour (m3/hr) or Litres per second (L/s).

Now I’m not saying manufacturers deliberately make it difficult for end users to assess the relative power of different extractor fans, but they certainly don’t make it easy either! Some quote extraction rates using m3/hr while others uses L/s. Very rarely, unfortunately, do they quote both, making it difficult to compare models.

In order to convert the numbers, simply multiply m3/hr x 0.277.

There is a fairly complex calculation using the volumetric capacity of a room and number of ‘air changes per hour’ which will give you the exact ‘required’ extraction rate. However, in the real world this is rarely necessary and as a pretty good rule of thumb, for an average sized domestic bathroom you should be looking for an extractor fan offering at least 21L/s or 75m3/hr.

However, the better extractor fans now available offer 26L/s or 95m3/hr. For the small premium that these fans attract, the higher extraction rate is definitely worth it, clearing steam from the bathroom much more quickly. If a manufacturer or reseller does not make the extraction rate readily available don’t buy it – it’s being hidden for a reason.

Install the correct bathroom fan for the situation

This may sound obvious but it is amazing how often an extractor fan is asked to do a job it wasn’t designed to do. The most common problem is that of the fan being ducted over too long a distance. Long duct runs are a problem for extractor fans, as air pressure increases with every centimetre of ducting. Air pressure acts as an invisible barrier to the air being pushed along the duct – the longer the duct run, the greater the air pressure, the greater the resistance.

Standard axial fans should be ducted no further than four or five metres and the duct run should be kept as straight as possible because bends and kinks increase the air pressure and resistance. Any further than 5m – and a lot less if the fan is not particularly powerful (80m3/hr) in the first place, then the extractor fan will simply cease to work – the vented air will back up in the ducting and steam will remain in the bathroom.

If your installation requires a longer duct run you must use a centrifugal fan. The impeller design of centrifugal fans is such that they generate much greater air pressure. They also tend to be more powerful – the average four inch centrifugal fan vents at around 110m3/hr (compared to 95m3/hr for a top end axial fan). It may be said that centrifugal fans blow as hard as they suck!

Always, always have your lodge bathroom extractor fan installed by a Fully Qualified Electrician

This doesn’t need too much explanation, but it’s worth elaborating a little. We found that in 97% of cases where an extractor fan was deemed to be faulty or not working correctly it had been installed by the home owner (or friend/father/son etc ) and not by a qualified professional.

In my humble opinion this is fairly conclusive but let’s consider something way more important – Electricity, whether delivered at 240v or 110v is potentially lethal – it can kill you. Incorrectly installing an electrical item is extremely dangerous both for the unqualified installer and *anybody* who thereafter uses the device. Any danger is multiplied ten-fold in the bathroom where water is present.

 

HAVING THE RIGHT NAILS FOR A CARPENTRY JOB AT YOUR LODGES

To ensure the success of all your carpentry projects, be sure to choose the right nails and screws for the task.

Nails come in many guises for all sorts of different jobs, though some are easier to find than others. Before looking at them all, a few general points are worth considering.
The first ‘is strength. Friction is what makes a nail grip, so long thick nails provide a better grip than short thin ones. Another factor is the shape of the nail’s shank; on the whole, nails with specially shaped shanks are strongest, and cut nails are stronger than wire nails.

Cut nails cause fewer splits than wire nails because, being blunt, they break the wood fibres and create their own holes, while wire nails merely force the fibres apart.

Nails aren’t very attractive. The standard method of hiding them is to punch their heads below the surface of the wood and fill the resulting hollows with stopping. But if you’re securing such things as carpet, fabric or roofing felt, the large head found on most tacks and roofing nails is essential to hold the material in place.

Finally, think about rust. In most indoor work ordinary mild steel nails are fine but outdoors, you need a nail with more rust resistance. Normally this means a galvanized nail, but other rust-resisting finishes are available – and you can also get nails made entirely from metals that don’t rust at all, such as brass, copper and even bronze.

Buying nails

When buying nails, remember they’re described by length rather than diameter. Also, though it may be sensible (if more expensive) to buy small amounts in packets and boxes, it’s more economical to buy loose nails sold by weight, not quantity.

General-purpose nails for general work at the Safari Inns

Round wire nails (12) are used only for rough carpentry. They’re available plain (12) or galvanised (15), in lengths from 20 to 150 mm (3/4 to 6in).

Oval wire nails (14) are used in all types of general woodwork. Lengths are as for round wire nails; galvanised types are also available and they also come in different dimensions like the 1000mm wire nails.

Lost head nails (16) are often used instead of ovals. Lengths range from 12mm (1/2jfl) to 150mm; you’ll find plain or galvanised finishes.

Cut floor brads (11) are traditional fixings for floorboards. Lengths range from 20 to 150mm; they have a plain finish.

Cut clasp nails (17) are used for rough fixings in wood, and in masonry if it’s not too hard. Lengths range from 25mm to 100mm (1 to 4in).

Masonry Nails (4) are specially hardened to make a reasonably strong fixing in brickwork and the like. Twisted shanks grip better than plain ones. They come in various gauges (thicknesses) and in lengths from about 12 to 100mm (1/2 to 4in).

Plasterboard nails used for fixing plasterboard to ceilings and stud walls, are similar but have a jagged shank for extra grip.

Panel pins (6) are slim versions of the lost-head nail, used in fine work for fixing mouldings and the like. Lengths range from 12 to 50mm (1/2 to 2in).

Moulding pins (9) and veneer pins (7) are still thinner lost-head nails and are used for fixing thin lippings and mouldings. Lengths range from 12 to 25mm (1/2 to 1 in).