As we approach the colder months ahead it’s time to think about preparing your static caravan for winter if you don’t plan on using it during this time.
Unused static caravans can be vulnerable to damage caused by freezing temperatures, including flooding or escape of water. Frozen pipes, condensation, mildew, and infestations are common problems that people come back to after leaving a static caravan for the winter. Winter-proofing your static caravan will help to prevent damage to your caravan when it’s not being used.
Our infographic gives you a quick guide to the things you need to do before you lock-up for the winter season.
Please note: Lifesure’s Static Caravan policy has a wintering condition that requires you to turn the water supply off at the mains and drain down all systems, between 1st November – 15th March inclusively. This is except for professionally fitted, sealed central heating systems containing anti-freeze or if central heating is left to operate at 15 degrees Celsius. If you have an anti-freeze system, you must still drain down outside taps, toilets & sinks – you can’t drink anti-freeze! If draining down isn’t something you wish to do yourself, most parks offer a drain down service to protect pipework throughout the winter season.
For a more detailed explanation of how to prepare for winter, read our ‘Winterising your Static Caravan’ article, here.