In this section we give the most comprehensive advice on setting up a home in the Cayman Islands. Everything from maintaining a home in Cayman, how to service your A/C, organise cleaning and domestic help, who to call for painting services, or a locksmith, plumber or electrician.
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Almost everything that you may want for your home must be imported from overseas. Luckily, there are ways to avoid financial haemorrhage when maintaining your home: ask your friends for recommendations and shop around before choosing a contractor or service provider to ensure that you’re finding the best rates.
Maintaining Your Home
Guide to common household services with recommendations on the best and most reputable service providers.
Air Conditioning Contractors
List of the best and most reputable air conditioning contractors in the Cayman Islands who offer quarterly maintenance and new air conditioning installation.
Air Duct Cleaning
Trained professionals who can help maintain your residential and commercial A/C ducts and vents.
Appliance Service & Repairs
Find companies on-Island who specialise in selling, repairing and sourcing large appliances and parts.
We recommend the top residential electricians and commercial electrical contractors in the Cayman Islands who can assist you with new installations or repairs.
List of the top companies that can design, install and maintain home security systems in the Cayman Islands.
List of locksmiths in the Cayman Islands for lock out emergencies or new lock installations.
Mould Inspection & Removal
Trusted professionals you can count on to ensure your home or office is kept mould-free.
List of reputable painting contractors in the Cayman Islands for residential and commercial paint jobs.
Pest Control & Exterminator Services
Guide to pest control in Cayman including exterminator services as well as detailed information on the types of bugs that cause problems in the Cayman Islands.
Guide to plumbers and plumbing contractors in the Cayman Islands for small residential jobs and new plumbing installations for commercial projects.
At some point you might find yourself needing the help of a professional cleaning service to give your home a proper, thorough clean. Fortunately housekeeping services are an affordable luxury in Cayman and there are a number of reputable cleaning companies which offer various residential and commercial services.
Many families employ domestic help either on a full-time, live-in or part-time basis. Helpers are employed primarily to do housework, cook and care for children and pets. You can often find someone via word of mouth on Facebook forums such as ‘The Real Women of Cayman’, ‘Hope of Cayman’ or ‘Caymums’ or you can try an agency.
Landscaping & Lawn Care
If you live in an apartment complex, the strata will generally take care of garden maintenance. Homeowners not a part of a strata can seek landscaping services from one of the many companies in Cayman. Alternatively you can maintain your own garden. Equipment such as lawn mowers and fertiliser are available from most home centres.
The Cayman Islands has a great selection of landscaping contractors who can care for your garden once you buy a home.
Florists and grocery stores in Cayman stock a variety of pre-cut flowers and garden accessories.
Plants & Trees
Planting trees around your property is a great way to support Cayman's environment.
Residents who live along the main West Bay Road corridor and some of the connecting neighbourhoods are served by the Island’s only public sewerage system which is operated by the Water Authority – Cayman (WAC). Residents located outside of the West Bay Road sewerage system area have their wastewater treated in an on-site wastewater treatment system, typically located on the same property as where the residence is located. On-site systems are septic tanks or aerobic treatment plants.
The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) (Tel: (345) 949 6696) is responsible for all waste management and recycling in the Cayman Islands. Residential garbage is collected once per week on Grand Cayman, while commercial garbage is collected based on the needs of the individual business. There are also recycling drop offs around the Island. Continue reading this section for more information on waste management in the Cayman Islands.Read More
Utilities Cost Management
Without proper management, you may find yourself saddled with some steep utilities' bills at the end of the month. Keeping an eye on your water, electricity and gas expenses should be priority for home and business owners as they can quickly add up. CostWatch offers utilities management solutions that greatly reduce operating costs and promote conservation - that suit their customers' exact needs.