Boiler Servicing

Boilers are like car engines and need to be serviced regularly to work efficiently and safely. we recommend that you service your boiler, as you would your car, once a year. This actually extends its lifespan and keeps it operating at optimum performance as well as reducing the chances of Carbon Monoxide leaks. It also helps prevent a breakdown, which can be very costly to repair and always happens at the worst time, Sunday, mid winter with ten guests round for dinner!

Here are some signs that you could look out for. If you notice any of these, please phone us for a service:

Image of a gas flame
You feel your gas appliance is simply not working efficiently.
Your appliance, especially the boiler, should display a crisp blue flame. If it is burning a lazy yellow or orange flame you should have it checked.
  • If you see soot or yellow to brown staining around or on gas appliances, contact us.
  • If any of the pilot light keeps going out, call us.

 

 If any of these things are happening in your home, you need to ring us and we will get your appliances checked as soon as possible to put your mind at rest and solve the problem. If you service your gas appliances regularly, it will help to improve their performance and efficiency, saving you time and money and keeping you safe.

When we service a boiler, we always issue a Gas Safe safety certificate and flue gas analyser print out report. These will be signed by our engineer and yourself, giving you reassurance that the job has been performed in accordance to "Gas Safe" standards.

Flues and Chimneys

There is a very good reason houses have flues and chimneys. They are air vents that allow fumes, including gas, to escape from your home and It is vital to keep flues, chimneys and air vents clear so that fumes can escape with no blockage.

It might be tempting to block these airways to prevent a draft but this is dangerous and could result in carbon monoxide building up in your house.

As a tip, ensure you have your chimneys swept every year, it doesn’t matter how often you use the fire, this ensures fumes can escape freely. Also remember to check for natural debris, bird nests, leaves and general build up as these could all be blocking the pathways.

Shared flues

Sharing a joint property should mean sharing the responsibility, sadly not everyone feels this way. If you live in a terraced house or a block of flats, you cannot assume someone else has checked the shared chimneys and flues so talk to your neighbours and find out if the airways are clear and checked every year.  This will help prevent any Carbon Monoxide seeping into your property through shared chimneys and flues.