RUST & MOULD...
Rust is usually caused by exposure to moisture and can be expensive to restore if not caught early. Following some simple maintenance tips will help:
Keep the exterior of your caravan clean – don’t let mud or dirt accumulate
Store your caravan or RV somewhere dry when not in use
Invest in a caravan cover, remembering to take it off after rain to dry out and prevent humidity
Touch up any chipped or peeling paintwork
Surface rust should be removed from metal surfaces
Mould can grow in any damp or wet spaces without adequate airflow. If left unchecked it can lead to serious health issues as well. There are steps you can take to help prevent mould proliferating in your van.
Wiping surfaces with disinfectant to remove bacteria
- Cleaning and airing out the van regularly, especially when in storage
- Checking regularly for leaks and maintain all seals and corner moulds
- Cleaning up spills immediately and remove any wet material
If you do find mould or mildew it can be removed using natural products such as diluted white vinegar.