The Basic Elements of Boiler Servicing

There are many questions about what a boiler service entails. Many people are confused when the serviceman enters their home and leaves 15 minutes later, after what appears to be, hardly any work at all. Boiler servicing usually starts with a visual check to be sure your boiler meets requirements. Then the serviceman will usually fire the boiler to check for any working problems.

The technician should take off the boiler casing to check all the main boiler parts. They will then check to be sure flue terminals are not obstructed and internal flue components are properly sealed. The gas valve will be adjusted to check that the burner is combusting properly and efficiently. The serviceman will check that the inside casing is clean and clean the boiler parts if it is necessary. The boiler casing will be put back on and checked for proper sealing. Once boiler servicing is done, you should get a service report showing everything the engineer has done during this maintenance.

A gas boiler servicing will usually be a little bit different. There will be gas leaks to check for. If your boiler is older than the standard ones, the service will probably get even more involved as some parts may need to be dismantled in order to check them.

You should have your boiler serviced at least once a year. By keeping your boiler serviced you can make sure it’s functioning properly and prolong the boiler’s life as well as reduce the risk of expensive repairs over the years.

Boilers can operate for several years without maintenance, but you run the risk of problems going undiagnosed and therefore not repaired, making the boiler less efficient and maybe even no longer working within safe parameters.

Try to arrange for servicing during the summer months. In the fall and winter, people are beginning to use their boilers and then finding out they are having problems. This makes these two seasons the busiest for servicemen. Be sure you improve a Gas Safe registered repairmen. If you aren’t sure how to find one, going with a major company like British Gas boiler service will be sure you get a serviceman that is Gas Safe registered.

British Gas oil servicing will also provide repair technicians if you are having problems with your boiler, ensuring that whatever the need your boiler has it will be met and with a certified serviceman who is up to date on all the boilers available.