The Importance of Keeping Your Boiler Clean

Boilers are a fundamental part of your home, and something that holds a lot of responsibility and provides a lot of important use and convenience. Therefore, it is vital that you take good care of it, and one thing that this includes, is keeping it clean. It’s probably fair to say that a lot of people wouldn’t even think to clean their boiler, however, this is actually quite significant in keeping your boiler in good working condition. The best way to do this and what we would advise, is having an annual check up on your boiler which is carried out by a professional. This ensures good maintenance and can alert you of any current or potential problems, as well as cleans everything out so that the boiler is in the best condition possible. 

Here are a few reasons why it is important to keep your boiler clean… 


Boilers are costly, you want to ensure they serve your house well for a long time

There is no escaping the fact that boilers are expensive. They are expensive to buy and replace, but can also drum up quite a cost if they encounter any problems and need repair. Therefore, you should do your best to look after your boiler and keep it in the best condition possible. Part of this includes keeping it clean and well maintained. The better condition the boiler is kept in, the better chance it stands at having a long and healthy life. You want it to live up to its expected lifespan and encounter minimal problems along the way.


A thorough clean will improve function

As we mentioned, we would strongly advise that you have an annual check up on your boiler. As part of this service, you can get a professional to check and clean your boiler. By having a professional do the job, you can be sure that your boiler will receive a proper, thorough clean, ensuring every part of the system is clear and running properly, and getting rid of any dirt or debris that could potentially cause harm or future issues. 


To keep your home well heated

Nobody wants their boiler to break down and leave them with no central heating and no hot water. Not only is this a huge convenience (especially in winter!), but it is also very expensive to have repaired. Keeping your boiler clean is an important step in making sure your heating is working properly and doesn’t break down. Grime, debris and dust can build up within the pipes connected throughout your boiler, which can lead to problems and stop your heating and hot water from flowing. Without a thorough clean each year, your boiler can become noticeably less efficient and more problematic.


You can maintain the boiler yourself

Although we advise an annual clean by a professional, you can still do your own part in keeping your boiler clean throughout the rest of the year. Every so often, you should clean it the best you can and in a way that is safe, to minimise build up of dust and grime that could eventually impact its function. To do this, simply turn off your boiler for safety, and dust and scrub inside, including outer pipes and tubes to get rid of any dirt or debris that might be sat on them.

For more information and advice or if you would like to speak to us about how to keep your boiler clean, simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.