With the recent cold weather taking us all by surprise, protecting your park home for the winter conditions may still be on your to-do list! These simple precautions can save you time and money and give you peace of mind ensuring you can enjoy your home all year round.
Just as with any home, burst pipes are common in freezing conditions and when turned off, they are prone to cracking and leaking. The best way to keep this from happening is to ensure they have foam lagging around them which will keep them insulated.
Boilers are costly to repair and even more expensive to replace, which is why regular maintenance is essential. Checking for dangerous carbon monoxide leaks, as well as ensuring you have working heating and hot water, will prevent the need for emergency call outs and any unexpected costs.
Companies such as www.parkhomelife.com/park_orchardtwigworth.aspx offer Gloucestershire park homes for sale in beautiful surroundings, offering a change of pace for owners looking for quality and affordable homes.
Check the winter cover on your insurance policy and look at what is included. With more cold weather being predicted, it is worth checking everything is up to date – https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/uk-weather-and-snow-forecast-live-schools-closed-and-travel-chaos-as-heavy-snow-falls-across-britain-a4052541.html.
Most heat is lost via the roof and walls. Investing in good insulation will save you money in the long run. Ask the management team if they can organise this on your behalf, or recommend a local supplier and fitter.
If your radiators aren’t giving out as much heat as you would expect, it may be that there is air trapped inside which stops the heat circulating properly. Bleeding a radiator is easy and simple to do and the maintenance staff should be able to do this for you if you require help.
Ensure all the gutters are clear from debris so that water can drain away and not get blocked causing water to overflow and run down the walls of your home.
Check for any overhanging branches and get them cut back if foliage is dropping on to your roof and into the gutters.
It is usually quite easy to feel if a room has a draught. If you think your windows or doors have gaps, get them checked and sealed by the maintenance team.