If your boiler is not working correctly, you should contact a qualified boiler service engineer as soon as possible. A boiler service can help detect and fix any issues that may have led to the boiler being out of order. It’s essential to act quickly in these cases because your boiler will eventually stop working altogether if left untreated!
The servicing of your boiler is an essential part of boiler maintenance, and it should be done at least once a year. If you haven’t already booked your boiler service for the coming year, it is highly recommended that you book an appointment for your boiler as soon as possible.
How Often Should A Boiler Service Be Scheduled?
Boiler servicing should ideally take place at least once every year. But, again, this is not a hard and fast rule because boiler services can differ depending on the type of boiler/system you have installed in your home and how often it’s used.
For example, if you don’t use your boiler for more than three months out of the year, then one annual service could suffice- but that does not mean other checks or repairs won’t need to take place during any given time frame.
What Does A Boiler Service Take On Average?
Boiler servicing generally takes about an hour or so, but this can vary depending on how complex your plumbing system is and what type of boiler you have installed. Common culprits for a longer time to complete boiler service include:
Water heaters that require draining before servicing.
Natural gas lines that need repairing or tightening will require shutting off the main valve under your house.
Propane tanks with faulty connections or leaks that must be repaired first before being serviced.
Furnaces requiring repairs from previous damage due to improper installation procedures during construction phases etc.
What Does A Boiler Service Include?
Boiler services generally include the following components: safety controls such as pressure relief valves are inspected to ensure they’re working correctly; condensate traps are examined for water leaks or clogs that could cause damage if not cleaned out properly; air vents (usually found below the boiler) which help release any hot gas in case of an emergency, so you don’t have any dangerous build-up from escaping into your home.
Servicing also includes examining all pipes with regards to corrosion or rusting due to exposure to heat. The overall condition of these areas may require replacing parts entirely if deemed necessary.
Lastly, boiler technicians will inspect the boiler’s burner components during any boiler service to ensure they are in good working order and any necessary boiler maintenance is completed.
What Does Boiler Servicing Not Include?
Usually, Boiler service doesn’t involve cleaning out dust accumulation inside the boiler itself unless there are visible signs of wear and tear that needs to be replaced.
All replacements need to be done before they cause any more serious problems later on, such as corrosion which can weaken metal pipes in contact with water.
Suppose weakened pipes that come into contact with water are left untreated. In that case, it can lead to leaks seeping into your building structure and even fire risks from the accumulation of flammable gases in these areas.
So please make sure to contact us first to avoid the risks of any severe damage to your boiler or belongings!
How Much Should a Boiler Service Cost?
Boiler service prices can vary depending on factors such as: when it was last serviced, size of boiler system, etc. Therefore, it is best to call your gas safe registered plumbing engineer or an accredited technician from a local plumbers company to get a quote that suits you most.
However, the average (£200) boiler service takes around two hours to complete, with £100 costs for parts and labour. Boiler certificates can be obtained at the same time as a service is carried out (with an additional charge). Your gas safe registered installer will carry out your full annual safety check before they leave.
The Following Items Are Included In This Price:
- Test of control valves and system pressures/temperature
- Check condensate pipe alignment
- Low-pressure alarm test
- Service water tank level sensor or float switch operation testing if fitted
- Checking thermal cut-out operation when necessary and adjusting settings if necessary
- Testing boiler for gas leaks.
What Is Required By Law?
Boiler manufacturers are required to provide boiler service and boiler maintenance documentation, which should be available from your boiler manufacturer. The boiler installation instructions will also include a schedule of when you need to have it maintained by the installer or a suitably qualified technician. This is usually every five years for an oil fuelled boiler in England and Wales, but this might vary according to where you live in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
What Are Some Signs That Boiler Maintenance May Be Needed Soon?
It’s always best to hire boiler technicians at Aquatek who are licensed professionals when dealing with anything related to gas appliances;
However, boiler service will be needed if you notice any of the following:
- The boiler cycles on and off without heating water properly;
- The boiler produces a lot of noise when running, which may indicate an issue with carbon monoxide levels in your home;
- The boiler isn’t producing enough hot water or not pumping out enough steam. This could mean that there is too much condensate collecting due to clogs near the boiler’s air vents, typically found below it. More than likely, this means your boiler needs to have its pressure relief valve inspected for proper function.
Can I Service My Own Boiler?
You can technically do some basic checks on maintaining your boiler, but it is not recommended to do anything more complicated given how dangerous gas boiler systems can be.
Suppose you are unsure about boiler servicing and notice any of the signs listed above. In that case, it’s best to call a licensed boiler service technician rather than trying to fix anything yourself!
If not fixed, unsafe levels of carbon monoxide could build up inside the home; pipes may also become eroded over time due to exposure to heat. This is why regular boiler maintenance inspections by expert technicians at Aquatek are critical to keeping boiler systems running safely and efficiently.