water and waste pipework and meter are your responsibility and should
be protected from the elements, as any damage will be charged to the tenant.
must be stored safely and no valuables should be left on site during the
is closed to tenants during the winter period and access is only by appointment
made through the office.
NOT LEAVE ANY KEYS HIDDEN ON YOUR PITCH OVER THE WINTER MONTHS CONTACT
THE WARDEN IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS
the end of the season approaches we would like to remind you that it is
very important that the water to your caravan is turned off, drained and
disconnected from the mains water supply. We recommend that at the last
visit to your caravan you turn off the stop tap supplying your water and
arrange for a professional to drain off of your unit and reconnect and
test your system next season.
On caravans equipped with factory fitted central heating combi boilers
the system will have been filled with an anti-freeze inhibitor, and that
the central heating loop should not be drained. However, the hot and cold
water system must be drained even if the pipes are lagged.
IT IS STRONGLY
RECOMMENDED THAT YOUR WATER SYSTEM IS DRAINED BY A PROFESSIONAL CARAVAN
CONTRACTOR TO PROTECT YOUR WARRANTY AND INSURANCE.
to consider if draining your own unit:
off and disconnect the water inlet and leave disconnected for the winter;
no one can then easily turn your water on.
all the drain off points - usually 4 or 6 (but not the ones on the heating
all the taps and flush all toilets
anti-freeze in toilet bowl / cistern and a splash in each sink trap.
only way to ensure all the water is removed from modern plastic piping
systems is to close all taps and then connect compressed air, and open
one tap at a time. Ensure the pressure does not exceed 20psi. Modern
plastic piping is frost resistant, but the fittings will crack if any
water remains in them and freezes.
- If compressed
air is not used, ensure the water heater drain plug, if fitted, is removed;
see your water heater instructions.
shower mixers are very prone to frost damage, and we recommend that
compressed air is used or the unit is removed and stored in a warm frost
free environment for the winter.