Boilers can often seem quite complicated, and so knowing when something is wrong or unusual isn’t always immediately obvious. Generally speaking, boilers last for quite a long time in any household. The average lifespan is around 10 – 15 years, however they can still encounter problems at any time. It goes without saying that these problems can be costly to repair, as well as present risks and dangers to your home. Therefore, boiler servicing is essential, and a key tool in keeping your property safe and reducing the risk of any major damage or faults.
Firstly, what does it actually mean to get your boiler serviced? Well it is pretty simple, a professional plumber will come out and thoroughly test and inspect everything in order to look for any sort of faults or anything out of the ordinary. A boiler service basically ensures that it is safe to use and that everything is running smoothly and things are how they should be. It is a high standard, full servicing procedure carried out by a professional.
There are all sorts of reasons why you need your boiler serviced, but the main reason we recommend frequent services, is to avoid any future problems. Boilers are one of the most expensive appliances we have in our homes, and therefore it is very important that we look after it and have frequent maintenance. It’s a very valuable appliance, which also means that if something goes wrong and it needs to be repaired or even replaced, this would drum up a large financial sum.
There isn’t much of an excuse for not having your boiler serviced, as it is affordable and could potentially save you a lot of money in the future. For example, if there was a problem or fault starting to build, stopping it now would prevent it from escalating into something much bigger in the future. If problems are left untreated, they can spiral and lead to severe damage, which is both dangerous to your home and very expensive to have repaired.
Furthermore, your warranty may even cover you to have your boiler service. If this is the case, it would be silly not to, as this doesn’t cost anything yet has the potential to save you a lot of money if there was anything wrong with it.
On average, we would recommend that you get your boiler serviced once a year. Of course, if you notice that something is wrong or suspect anything unusual regarding your boiler, you should immediately contact a professional plumber to get this inspected, but generally if there are no noticeable issues, it is good to get things checked every 12 months as a precaution.
Furthermore, we would strongly advise that you have your service done sometime in the summer. This is because you don’t tend to use central heating during this time, so if there is a fault and anything needs to be repaired, this won’t directly affect you, whereas if something was to go wrong during winter and you had to go for a period of time with no central heating, this wouldn’t be ideal at all. Another reason to have the service done in summer, is because it is a lot less busy at this time of year. If you needed any repair work in winter, you could be waiting longer to have it done as the plumbers would be so busy. Furthermore, if there was a fault or any potential risk, it is better to have this fixed in summer so it doesn’t have any sort of impact on you during the colder months.
For more information or if you would like to speak to us about getting your boiler serviced, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.