What do we mean by Drain Down Static Caravan? This is the process of draining all water from the pipes, boiler and elsewhere. When should you do this? Ideally, drain down your caravan whenever it is going to be left for prolonged periods of time. Is the property is not being used over the Winter months? Draining down needs to take place to avoid costly damage. During the colder winter months, protect your pipes and boiler against the harsh temperatures. This helps protect against wear and tear and importantly help reduce your maintenance bill. Many owners find this process very easy. Correct drain down will keep your insurance valid.
Frozen pipes = expensive repairs.
If water freezes in the pipes or boiler this causes extreme damage. This could result in a replacement boiler being needed. Without a doubt it is an expense any owner could do without. To replace and fit a new boiler can range anywhere from £500 – £1200. Smaller issues like split pipes or a cracked cistern caused by frozen water often to lead to bigger issues, like escape of water. A flooded caravan isn’t just the pipes. It may mean a whole new living room suite which could lead to £1000’s. Which is not a cost anyone wants.
“By lagging your pipes and prepping for winter will save you money further down the line. Look after your boiler and it will keep providing you with heat and hot water for years.” – Danny (Plumber)