Static Caravan Repairs & Maintenance of Holiday Homes
A static caravan or holiday home can require a great deal of maintenance similar to that of a permanent dwelling. The correct care and service is very important, particularly during the closed season (if uninhabited) and during the winter months.
We can help you take basic measures can keep your static caravan in good condition and help to protect your investment.
To ensure you get the best from your static caravan, manufacturers recommend periodic service such as:
• Gas Systems and appliances should be inspected for safety and operational performance to manufactures instructions and as a minimum annually.
• Flexible hoses, regulators and safety devices should also be checked annually. An Annual Gas Safety Certificate will be issued on satisfactory completion of all inspections .
• Electrical system wiring integrity check (plug top test), switches, light fittings and operational test of any safety devices.
• Damp & Drainage system inspection roofs, gutters and down pipes can easily become clogged with moss and leaves. Maintaining the exterior of your static caravan not only keeps it looking its best, it also helps prevent the build up of debris, mould and damp.
• Chassis condition, rust and anchorage including body mounting points.
• Safety Equipment smoke, carbon monoxide alarms and fire extinguishers require periodic maintenance and, along with fire blankets, the location is critical.
Caravan Winter Storage
Winterization of static caravans & touring caravans, campervans & motorhomes
Whether your caravan is stored on a site, in storage or on your driveway, try to ensure you protect it from the damp, cold winter months. Most manufacturers recommend a minimum winter maintenance as follows;
•Water systems should be shut off and drained with taps left open to guard against frost damage, toilet cisterns should also be drained.
• Gas and electric systems should be isolated.
• Dehumidifying crystals in the van will help keep it dry over the winter period.
• Internal doors and vents should be left open to allow the free passage of air.
• Removal of all food stuffs to reduce the risk of rodent damage.
• Fridge/freezers should be defrosted and left open to allow air flow.