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Maintenance Tips For Static Caravans

It is important to maintain and keep the caravan in a fully functioning condition. Static caravans are appreciated as they are easy to maintain. Here are seven important tips to maintain a caravan.

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Ensure the caravans gutters are free from debris and dirt. It is an important job yet easy to complete at regular intervals. It is significant in the winter and autumn for the caravans with lots of overhanging trees. Damp issues may result from water if allowed to stay in the gutter which eventually penetrates to the roof.

External Panels

The outside panels should be given a good clean twice a year to maintain the external appearance of the static caravan. Use hot soapy water and a sponge in getting rid of the initial build up dirt, to provide extra protection to the caravan use a high-quality wax.

Air Vents

They are helpful for a variety of reasons which include important issues related to gas safety. The air vents are used for letting air circulate that helps in avoiding issues dampness and moisture build up.Vents should be kept free of obstruction so as to function as intended.

Electricity And Gas

If planning to leave the caravan empty during the winter break or for a long time, the gas bottle and electric supply should be turned off. It is important to do general maintenance of vital components, Inspect the pipe work for gas supply regularly so that it can’t corrode. The existing orange gas pipe is exchanged after each five years. It is worthwhile to the gas regularly for safety precaution. After two to three years it recommended going to an inspection to ensure the safety of those using the caravan.

Doors And Windows

Make sure the hinges are well oiled and kept clear and free from dirt. Damaged can be caused if the hinges are poorly maintained which will cause them to break or twist.

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It is important to check the batteries in the fire alarm system and gas tested each year similarly to fire safety in the home. The fire extinguishers should be kept up to date.

Underneath

You should not be blocking underneath of the caravan; this can cause issues with damp, mold by cutting the air flow. Combustible items should-should not be placed beneath the static caravan as it is a fire hazard. It is also important to have an annual inspection of the wheels of a static caravan so that when one want to move it will be easy instead of hiring a crane to do it.