Don't forget to carry out this vital task, before putting your cravan away for winter
The temperature is dropping and by now your caravans and motor homes are being tucked away for winter, however, have you done the single most important task to ensure the safety of your caravans internal system.
Draining down the water system!
The cooler temperatures can lead to pipes or tanks bursting as a result of freezing, should there be any water left in the system. This can cause catastrophic damage and a hefty price to pay on your behalf in order to get things in working order again.
Sealed heating systems containing anti-freeze don’t need to be drained but do check your anti-freeze levels annually.
Here’s how to ensure your system is drained down properly:
First of all, you’ll need to find the drain down taps on your caravan. These are usually near your hot or cold water tank.
Start by switching off and disconnecting the water pump from your caravan, then open all the taps, including in the washroom and the shower, after which, open the drain down taps near the water tank. With the drain down taps open, water should drain out of the bottom of the caravan.