There is nothing worse than discovering a faulty boiler on a wintery evening; regular servicing is essential for keeping your heating system in good working condition for when you need it most.
Why should I service my boiler?
Most boiler manufacturers will recommend servicing on an annual basis, though this may vary from model to model; if in doubt, please refer to your manufacturer. When carried out by a professional engineer, regular maintenance will minimise the risk of unwanted breakdowns, which are not only an inconvenience, but can also be costly to repair. It can also help to save money in the long term by improving the efficiency of the boiler, leading to reduced fuel costs.
Although it's not legally mandatory to service your boiler regularly, it can lead to serious consequences if you decide to save on a small cost. First of all, you run the risk of voiding the manufacturer's warranty, many of which are only valid on the basis that the boiler is serviced annually by an approved engineer. More importantly, it is critical in helping to identify potential faults and failing parts before they become hazards which could compromise the entire system. In more serious cases, it could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Contrary to popular belief, boiler servicing is often more cost-efficient than you think; it's certainly less expensive than a replacement! Robert Cliff Ltd offer competitive quotes throughout Rutland with no compromises to our work quality and dedication to customer satisfaction. Our team of experienced heating engineers are fully qualified and Gas Safe registered for your peace of your mind. If you would like to request a free, no-obligation quote, please call 01572 822459 or send us a message via our contact form and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
Boiler Servicing for Rental and Commercial Properties
Robert Cliff Ltd have experience in working with both residential and commercial clients to install, repair and service all types of boilers, including oil and gas. This includes rented prope rties, where it's landlord/landlady's responsibility to ensure the that heating system is in a safe, operational condition. For more information, please visit our page about Landlord Safety Checks or contact us via 01572 822459.
What to Expect During a Service
Our engineers will arrive at your property at a time to suit you, fully uniformed with ID ready for inspection, so you can be sure that you are working with qualified professionals. We work on a Clean House Policy; we will clean up after ourselves and leave your property in a clean and tidy state. The engineer will conduct the following activities on your boiler, following a comprehensive checklist:
- Tests are performed to determine the current fuel consumption rate.
- The engineer will inspect the boiler visually and look for any possible leaks and corrosion.
- Inspect the control mechanisms to ensure that they are working correctly.
- A combustion test will be carried out to be sure that there are no unwanted emissions.
- Assess electrical connections, checking that the links are in place and there are no aimlessly lying cables that are not insulated.
- Ventilation is monitored, ensuring the boiler has breathing space and access to fresh air.
At the end of each service you will receive a written copy of the report which the engineer will be more than happy to discuss in more detail if you have any questions. If we identify any parts which requires replacing or remedial actions, this will be brought to your attention. We can provide a quote but you are under no obligations to make any commitments.
Who to Call if your Boiler Breaks Down
If your boiler acts up, here are some steps you should first undertake before contacting us:
Check the warranty. If the manufacturer's warranty is still active, you can contact the manufacturer to arrange for a repair; if it is a genuine mechanical fault, they will either offer to repair to replace the boiler at their cost. Manufacturer's warranties typically last from 2 to 10 years, some manufacturers may also offer an extendable guarantee cover after the original warranty expires.
Confirm whether your home insurance covers your boiler. In most home policies, it is usually an add-on; if you are in doubt, contact your home insurance provider for clarification.
If you live in a rented property, it is the landlord/landlady's responsibility to repair the boiler unless expressively stated in the lease. They may arrange for an engineer to visit the property or reimburse you for any repairs carried out in your expense.
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If you find yourself in an emergency situation, Robert Cliff Ltd offer a 24-hour call out service in and around Oakham, Stamford and Uppingham. We will aim to be on site at the earliest opportunity, with all equipment required to resolve the issue as efficiently as possible. For boiler servicing in Uppingham, Rutland contact 01572 822459 for a quick quote to get started.