Winter Drain Down Service for Static Caravans & Holiday Homes
As the days get colder, you should be thinking about preparing your holiday home for winter. As you know, your holiday home needs protecting from the freezing conditions over the winter months.
Please read the following information on the services we provide. Should you require Vanguard to undertake any of these services, please return the booking form as soon as possible to enable the work to be scheduled.
Should you require us to drain down and re-commission your holiday home then please complete the request form fully and return to us along with your payment. Payment by cheque, card or BACS is accepted. If you would like us to send a receipt, please enclose a stamped addressed envelope along with your form and payment.
As a reminder, your holiday home requires an annual Landlord Gas Test certificate by law if you let your holiday home. Most holiday home parks are making it compulsory to have gas tests. However, Bourne Leisure Parks have introduced that a Landlord Gas Test should also have a small Bourne Service carried out at the same time. There is a separate price for this. It gives you peace of mind knowing that you and your gas appliance's are safe. Remember, it is best to winterise your holiday home as soon as possible after you close down to prevent any damage by sudden frosts.
Drain down does not cover washing machines, dishwashers and fridges. Would you please help us save the floors in your holiday home by putting down dust sheets or papers. If you are unsure of a date for reconnection at the moment, please give us at least 5 days notice on reconnection thus giving us time to programme this in as it is an extremely busy time of year.
Bearing in mind that most parks open on 1st March please check your policy to make sure you are covered on insurance from frost damage after that date and only reconnect when you are ready. When we have reconnected your caravan we will leave your water supply turned off at the stop tap outside to minimise the risk of damage.
We will also remove drain plugs on Drain-down to minimise the risk of reconnection before the correct date.