What is a boiler service, exactly?
Many people are a bit puzzled by boiler servicing. Puzzled about what it is, why it should be done, and what happens if it is not carried out regularly. There is a suspicion that very little is done really during a boiler service and it’s a work creation scheme dreamed up by lazy gas engineers. This isn’t true (mostly!), so here are some proper answers…
What Does A Boiler Service Involve?
Different companies vary in how thoroughly they service the boiler, we like to think that Goplumbing Boiler Service go the extra mile! Of course we perform a thorough check of any joints and mechanical boiler components, but we also take the annual cleaning of your boiler very seriously.
Using detergent wipes to clean the inside of your boiler back to the base metal and plastic, we remove any dust or deposits and leave your boiler immaculately clean. Maintaining your boiler’s cleanliness to this level can help prevent costly and time consuming maintenance later on.
An annual boiler service includes the following checks:
- Flue ways and terminals
- Ventilation provision
- Gas pressure and heat input
- All safety devices
- The following boiler components:Performance test (on all boilers with a suitable test point or accessible flue terminal
- Heat exchangers
- Combustion fan
- Seals (gas and water)
- Ignition systems
- All visible pipework and controls
- All radiators
- Expansion tank (and vessel) and associated components
- Advice on the use of your present controls more efficiently
‘Be safe, ensure your gas appliances are checked for safety annually and only employ a Gas Safe registered engineer to install any gas appliance. Don’t try to save on safety. You may end up paying for more’
‘All gas consumers are advised to have appliances checked for safety at least every 12 months by a Gas Safe registered installer’
Health and Safety Officer
‘Incidents of carbon monoxide poisoning increased by 48% in the first four months of this year compared with the same period in 2006′
‘GasSafe blames widespread consumer ignorance, lazy landlords and a growing number of illegal gas workers for the problem’
‘One in ten gas appliances in the worst affected areas have never been serviced and one in five are only safety checked every five years’
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