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Boiler maintenance experts say that over half of the repairs that are done on boilers each year could have been avoided with regular maintenance. Many people do not have their boilers checked until they notice a problem and by then, it is usually too late to prevent a costly repair. Why not use our database of Gas Safe registered engineers to find the right one for your boiler maintenance project?
Although it may seem like a waste of time and money to make an appointment with a boiler maintenance professional when your boiler is functioning well, a regular maintenance check will save on repair bills in the long run and keep the boiler running efficiently. Regular maintenance can increase the life of a boiler and also help engineers diagnose potential problems early which can save on costly repairs. In addition, regular boiler maintenance can reduce energy costs and most importantly, detect dangerous carbon monoxide leaks that could be fatal.
It is important to contract with a Gas Safe registered engineer for any boiler maintenance project. Costs for the service may vary depending on what maintenance services are needed and what the engineer finds during the basic inspection. If parts need to be ordered and installed, that could result in extra expenses as well. This is all the more reason to use our free quote service to obtain quotes from licensed professionals.
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Boiler maintenance professionals use large high-volume vacuum systems to remove ash and other debris from the boiler parts. They may also use high pressure water blasting equipment to descale or remove mineral buildup and contaminates from the boiler walls. Small boilers do not require as much equipment as they may be cleaned quickly with a hand brush. Whatever services are needed, a qualified Gas Registered boiler engineer from our network of experts will be able to do the job.
Paying no attention to a boiler until it malfunctions can result in excessive costs for replacing parts or even replacing the entire boiler. An annual checkup by a boiler maintenance professional can not only prevent expensive repairs or replacement costs, but can actually save money year round by making the boiler operate more efficiently. Going year after year without having regular maintenance performed on a boiler will cause it to be less energy efficient. Problems like buildup of corrosion will compound each year resulting in higher overall energy costs. In contrast, regular yearly maintenance can reduce monthly utility bills and extend the life of the boiler by as much as 5 to 10 years.
A boiler’s flue is a metal tube that comes from the top of the boiler and connects to the wall. The purpose of the flue is to carry waste gas away from the boiler and to the air outside. A poorly maintained flue that has developed holes or loose joints could begin to leak carbon monoxide which would endanger anyone in the vicinity. The flue is one of the most important components of a boiler and it is vital that it be in good working condition at all times.
While it is possible for basic boiler-related tasks such as understanding how your unit works, checking its pressure and bleeding your home’s radiators to be done as DIY tasks, it is not recommended that more intricate tasks be tackled in this manner. In fact, if your boiler starts to make unusual noises or its pressure isn’t remaining constant, it is recommended that you enlist the help of Gas Safe boiler engineers as soon as possible. This will help prevent further damage from being done to the unit and possibly even extend its lifespan as well.
Boiler maintenance can only extend the life and efficiency of your boiler if you have it done often. How often your boiler will need to be cleaned and maintained depends on several factors such as your usage, the type of boiler you have, and the manufacturer’s recommendations. In most cases, your local boiler servicing companies can provide you with manufacturer’s guidelines for maintenance, and they can even schedule your maintenance visits. In most cases, though, you should have your boiler maintained every year at a minimum - and more often if you use your boiler frequently.
Annual boiler safety inspections are crucial for the health and safety of people living in a home or office building. Boiler maintenance experts look for tiny cracks in the heat exchanger which can also allow carbon monoxide to seep into a home or building and sicken or kill the inhabitants. At least 50 deaths in the UK each year can be attributed to faulty boilers. This is why it is so important to have a Gas Safe registered engineer perform boiler maintenance services on an annual basis.
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If you believe there is a problem with your boiler then you should switch it off and call for professional assistance. The engineer chosen to perform any maintenance work will ensure that all necessary precautions are taken with regards to safety.
Checking the pipes for rust, cleaning the coils and oiling the machine can easily be done as DIY projects. Just be sure to take all proper safety precautions first.
Boiler maintenance will depend on the type of boiler and the area where your home is located. In general, though, the cost of boiler maintenance will be £80-£180. Some companies may offer a discount for scheduled maintenance visits throughout the year.
Boiler maintenance should be done at least once per year, preferably before the Winter season when the boiler will be used the most. Post-Winter season maintenance should also be considered to make sure that heavy use has not damaged the system.
If you have a traditional water tank, you may drain and fill it occasionally to remove sediment. Self-maintenance is not recommended on combi boilers, due to the complexity of these systems.
Put simply, you are most likely not licensed or certified to perform any repairs or maintenance on your boiler unit. This means that in the event of it malfunctioning and causing damage or injuries, you could find yourself having to pay hefty fines.
This depends on the company you choose. Some companies offer boiler flushing and maintenance in an all-in-one package, but others offer each service separately. It’s important to be specific in your quote request so you can receive accurate quotes for the types of maintenance you need, especially if it involves a complete flush.
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