Mobile home or caravan plumbing systems are essential during your travels in the UK, especially if you plan to go on trips to remote rural areas. Since off the grid locations often have limited access to clean water, it is extremely important to ensure that your caravan or mobile home plumbing performs properly and efficiently.
While bigger and more serious plumbing repairs may need work carried out by professionals, owners can deal with smaller and more minor concerns even if your knowledge is limited when it comes to how plumbing systems work.
Common Fixes for Common Mobile Home or Caravan Plumbing Problems
Erratic or inconsistent flow of water
Is the water coming into your mobile home erratic, inconsistent, or slow? The possible causes for this include a blockage, breakage, or bent in the plumbing system leading to the tap.
To repair this issue, try following the pipeline and check for any problems along the system t hat you can kink out back for a simple and easy fix.
In case this is not the problem, there might be an issue with the hot water tank’s anode rode, a filter in water filler inlets, or the surge damper or accumulator that may need a visit to the local mobile home repair shop.
Faulty leaking taps
Faulty leaking taps are often due to the caravan plumbing system they are connected to. Once you notice some problems in your mobile home’s taps, check for cracks, bends, or blocks in the pipes.
A leaking shower can lead to some serious problems if you don’t catch and fix them right away. It is recommended to inspect the seals around the shower recess weekly or so when going on trips.
If the water makes it through the cracks where it is not supposed to be, you can buy some sealant and fill it in the cracks carefully and slowly. You can also contact your local mobile home workshop to ask them about the best sealant for fixing your shower.
If you still have a new mobile home or caravan, it probably comes with a fibreglass shower cubicle that will need an expert repair.
As for older caravans, it is even more important to check for leaks in the shower since the seals usually degrade and wear down over time.
Water damage on cupboards and benchtops
While your trip won’t likely be ruined because of some water damage on the cupboards or benchtops, the issue may get worse if you don’t look for the source of this damage. Good thing that is often straight forward to find the source of water damage.
Check the area near and above the location of the damage. Inspect for cracks or pipes that might have leaked water on the cupboards or benchtops. If there are visible cracks, use some sealant carefully to clog the holes and stop the spread of the leak. If the leak is due to a cracked or loose plumbing system, visit the local hardware store or workshop to buy some new plumbing tubes or pipes.