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Holiday Home Maintenance Tips: Returning to your Holiday Home after Winter

28/02/2024 News

As February draws to a close and we’re teased with the promise of an early Spring in March, it also brings about the reopening of holiday parks. For many holiday homeowners, this can be a daunting task which requires careful preparation and attention to detail. We’ve compiled a guide of handy tips to take the stress away!

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Check for damage

Inspect both the interior and exterior of your holiday home for any signs of damage caused by winter weather, such as leaks, cracks, or broken windows. Address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.

Test utilities

Turn on the water, electricity, and gas (whichever are applicable for your home) and check they are functioning properly. Looks for any leaks, unusual noises, or malfunctions that may have occurred during the winter months.

Clean and air out

Open windows and doors to air out the interior of the holiday home and remove any stale air that may have accumulated during the winter. Thoroughly clean the interior, including floors, surfaces and furniture, to remove dust and any debris brought in during the winter.

Inspect HVAC systems

If your holiday home has heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, inspect and clean them to ensure they are in good working condition. Replace filters if necessary and consider scheduling professional maintenance if needed.

Check appliances

Test all appliances, including fridges, ovens, microwaves, dishwashers and washing machines. Check for any signs of damage and if necessary, repair accordingly.

Restock supplies

Restock essential supplies such as toiletries, cleaning supplies, linens and kitchen supplies before your arrival to ensure you have everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Inspect outdoor areas

Check outdoor areas such as decks, patios and landscaping for any damage or signs of wear and tear. Remove debris, trim overgrown vegetation and address any safety hazards to make outdoor spaces welcoming and safe.

Review security measures

Ensure security measures such as locks, alarms and outdoor lighting are in working order. Consider installing security cameras or a home monitoring system for added peace of mind while you’re away.

Updated emergency supplies

Check and replenish emergency supplies such as first aid kits, flashlights, batteries and non-perishable food items. Make sure that everyone staying at the holiday home knows the location of these supplies and how to use them in case of an emergency.

Plan ahead

Make a checklist of the tasks that you need complete before and after your arrival to streamline the process and ensure that nothing is overlooked.