What do I need to do to prepare my holiday home for winter? :

What do I need to do to prepare my holiday home for winter?

Modified on Tue, 04 Apr 2023 at 11:56 AM

Owning a holiday home brings additional responsibilities during the winter months. This checklist will give you the information you’ll need to protect your holiday home during this time.

  • Book a drain down for your holiday home
  • Turn your stopcock off every time you leave your holiday home between 31 October 2023 – 1 March 2024
  • Close all windows and skylights securely to minimise moisture getting into your holiday home
  • Empty and clean out fridges and freezer, disconnect from the power supply and leave the doors ajar
  • Leave internal doors open to allow airflow, this will help prevent condensation build up
  • Stack any removable upholstery and mattresses away from the outer walls and place in the middle of the room
  • Place moisture traps around the rooms as this will extract the moisture in the air and reduce condensation
  • If you have an alarm, ensure it is switched on
  • Remove all valuables and leave cupboards and curtains open
  • Place a sign in the window to say ‘no valuables have been left in this holiday home and the alarm is on'
  • Have your combination boiler and/or water heaters serviced, this will help prevent any unexpected breakdowns

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