What Happens During A Boiler Service?

Your boiler is responsible for providing you and your family with necessities such as heat and hot water that help to create a comfortable living environment. . Therefore staying on top of their maintenance to maximise their efficiency is highly important for keeping utility bills at a minimum. Emergency plumbing repairs can be inconvenient and costly, especially in the colder months of the year when you rely on your system the most. There are ways to maintain your boiler’s health and minimise emergency plumbing and breakdown costs, such as boiler servicing. Here at MPH Plumbing and Heating, our engineers are Gas Safe registered and highly trained and experienced in all aspects of boiler installation, servicing, and repairs.

What is a Boiler Service?

A boiler service includes a thorough inspection of all system components. All the parts of your system are inspected to ensure that they are working at their maximum efficiency. A thorough system clean will help to remove any current blockages and prevent any new ones from forming. Our engineers will look closely at your boiler system components for any that may fail soon so that you can be prepared. This enables you to plan your repairs at a time convenient to you before they become an emergency. Boiler services are crucial for ensuring that your boiler system is safe. To book your boiler service with a fully trained and highly experienced Gas Safe engineer, contact MPH Plumbing & Heating today.

How Do You Service a Boiler?

A boiler service consists of running a series of checks on your boiler system, its operations, and its parts. Running these checks on your boiler once a year will help you to ensure it is running efficiently and safely. It is essential to ensure that this annual service is carried out by a Gas Safe registered engineer. You can check this by inspecting the ID of the plumber who arrives to carry out your service. Here at MPH Plumbing & Heating, all of our engineers are Gas Safe registered and fully qualified to carry out a high standard of boiler servicing.

Boiler Service Checklist

All of our engineers have the expertise needed to provide you with a thorough boiler service. Each engineer follows a standard boiler service checklist which we have outlined below:

Visual Inspection

Your engineer will begin by visually inspecting your boiler. This will involve removing the casing of your boiler, checking, cleaning, and making necessary adjustments to its internal parts. This also provides your engineer with an opportunity to check for any signs of damage or distress before they become an emergency.

Operation and Control

Your boiler includes several controls and safety devices. These will need to be tested to ensure they are operating correctly.

Flue and Combustion Releases

Construction, termination, and the route of the flue pipe from your boiler to the outside of your house will be checked. This will involve ensuring there are no obstructions and that everything has been safely fitted.

Cleaning the Main Boiler Components

The main components of your boiler will be removed and cleaned during a service. This helps the engineer see any noticeable faults and ensure they are fit for purpose. Parts in these checks will include; the heat exchanger, ignition pins, flue ways, and main burner.

Further Checks

Once the initial vital inspections have been completed, there are further tests included in a boiler service. These can include:

  • Flame sense device and whether it operates correctly
  • Pilot burner and any cables and probes
  • Measure and record gas pressure
  • Measure and record water pressure
  • Carbon monoxide check
  • Boiler operation
  • Provision of adequate ventilation
  • Flue effectiveness
  • Heating controls
  • Electrical wiring connections
  • Location of the boiler and nearby combustible materials
  • Full corrosion inspection
  • Gas and pressure flow
  • Safety devices

Home Cover Plans

Here at MPH Plumbing & Heating, we are working on a range of home cover plans to help keep our customers protected. Our cover will range in price and come in three different packages, all offering different levels of cover. Annual boiler servicing will be included so that you can ensure you never miss a boiler service. Having a home cover plan in place will help to minimise the stress of emergency plumbing costs. You can rest assured that you are covered for any plumbing emergencies you may encounter.

Need to Book Your Boiler Service?

Our engineers are trained to the highest standards and pride themselves on their excellent customer service and wealth of outstanding reviews. If you require a boiler service, repair, or installation in the Newport, Barry, Bristol, or surrounding Cardiff areas, contact MPH Plumbing and Heating today!

What Happens During A Boiler Service?