Static caravan owners warned to winterise their homes

With winter approaching, insurance specialist Cover4Caravans.co.uk is reminding static home owners to ensure they comply with the winter weather conditions of their static caravan insurance policy – otherwise, they could see a claim rejected.

Richard Burgess, Director at Cover4Caravans, explains: “While policy conditions often vary between insurance providers, most will demand that the static home’s water and central heating systems are drained down during the closing of the site over the winter months, and the water turned off at the stopcock.

“This is to prevent damage caused by frozen water in pipes and systems which can be costly to repair.                  

“Some policyholders may be unaware that there are conditions they need to meet as part of their static caravan insurance contract. It is imperative therefore, that they fully understand their obligations in order to not void their cover, as well as any policy exclusions.”

He adds: “Refer to your static home’s Manufacturer’s Handbook for bespoke guidance about draining down your system. If you don’t have the expertise, time or equipment to do this yourself, then speak to the site owner, as many parks offer a winterisation service”.

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Contact:

Richard Burgess, MCIM , ACIEH, Cert CII, Director at Cover4Caravans, telephone: 0845 863 9558 or email: richardb@alanblunden.co.uk

About Cover4Caravans:

With roots going back to 1946, our clients can benefit from 70 years' of experience in the caravan insurance marketplace. We are independent intermediaries and act on behalf of our clients in arranging their caravan insurances. Our service includes advising clients on their insurance needs, arranging insurance cover with insurers to meet those requirements and help with any ongoing changes that have to be made to your caravan insurance policies.

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About Cover4Caravans With roots going back to 1946, our clients can benefit from 70 years’ of experience in the caravan insurance marketplace. We are independent intermediaries and act on behalf of our clients in arranging their caravan insurances. Our service include advising clients on their insurance needs, arranging insurance cover with insurers to meet those requirements and help with any ongoing changes that have to be made to your caravan insurance policies.

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While policy conditions often vary between insurance providers, most will demand that the static home’s water and central heating systems are drained down during the closing of the site over the winter months, and the water turned off at the stopcock. This is to prevent damage caused by frozen water in pipes and systems which can be costly to repair
Richard Burgess, Director at Cover4Caravans
Some policyholders may be unaware that there are conditions they need to meet as part of their static caravan insurance contract. It is imperative therefore, that they fully understand their obligations in order to not void their cover, as well as any policy exclusions
Richard Burgess, Director at Cover4Caravans
Refer to your static home’s Manufacturer’s Handbook for bespoke guidance about draining down your system. If you don’t have the expertise, time or equipment to do this yourself, then speak to the site owner, as many parks offer a winterisation service
Richard Burgess, Director at Cover4Caravans