A mobile home is many things to different people. It is a home from home, an investment, an escape, and especially a place to make fond family memories. That is why it is so important that you protect it.

As Ireland’s largest nationwide insurance broker we have plenty of experience in helping mobile home owners to insure their home from home. We know first- hand how much your getaway home means to you and all the risks faced including rogue weather conditions, theft and even fire. Even in the times when you are not there it is essential to make sure that you have insurance protection in place so that you will not be at a loss if the unexpected happens. This is why we want to help you stay vigilant when it comes to looking after your mobile home. We have pulled together a list of our top 5 tips for protecting your mobile home.

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1. Smoke Alarms

You would be surprised just how many mobile homes are left idle with no smoke alarm and it is quite common when taking out any kind of insurance policy on a mobile home that you will need a fully functioning certified smoke alarm on the premises. They can be picked up in most hardware stores and are quick and easy to install.

 

2. Security

While you would expect all mobile homes to have the ability to lock the doors and windows, the effectiveness of these locks can sometimes be questionable. It is definitely worth investing in additional security measures such as locks with a high durability, alarm systems and even sensor lights.

 

3. Check for Leaks

Water damage to mobile homes is very common occurrence. If there happens to be a leak in your mobile, the water can cause devastating structural damage that will cost a substantial amount. We recommend inspections of your mobile home for any signs of water damage. If you do find any issues, call a professional immediately to fix the problem.

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4. Electrical Inspections

Another possible cause of damage in a mobile home is due to electrical issues. Simply having too many appliances plugged in can cause a power outage, damaging the fuse board, or even a fire which is extremely dangerous. We recommend firstly creating a rule book or guide book as to how many appliances should be in use at the same time. Secondly, have a registered professional carry out an inspection of your mobile at least once a year. This will give you the peace of mind that your mobile home is safe.

 

5. Mobile Home Insurance

Owning a mobile home gives you great flexibility when planning affordable weekend breaks or holidaying at home with family and friends. It is however a financial investment, and while it may not be on the same cost scale as your main home it is a valuable asset that is worth protecting. Not only is the actual mobile home a substantial cost, but don’t forget all the contents you have inside. With potential risk of both theft and damage to these assets, it is important that you have mobile home insurance in place.

At Arachas, we know that the time you spend in your home away from home is priceless. This is why we want to make sure that nothing gets in the way of creating those precious memories.

Let us help you protect your mobile home and its contents by allowing us to quote you today. We’re always happy to help you.

You can contact us on 01 4869775, visit or Mobile Home web page  or email insure@arachas.ie