CW Services (Heating and Plumbing) provide the best boiler service in South London. But was exactly is a boiler service? Well, in general terms, a boiler service is exactly what it sounds like. It means having your hot water boiler, (which may or may not also drive your central or underfloor heating – if indeed you have either) serviced.
But in actual terms of what maintenance engineers physically do when they carry out a boiler service; that can vary from plumber to plumber.
Gas and Electric Boiler Service
As one of the top plumbers who provide boiler service in South London, we are often asked, which is the best type of hot water boiler to install; is it gas or electric? The answer depends to a certain extent on why the question is being asked; whether it’s being asked from a new installation point of view, or from a boiler service point of view.
When it comes to servicing, electric boilers are a lot easier to service than gas boilers. Another advantage they have is that they don’t have to be serviced quite as regularly as gas boilers do. In actual fact most people don’t bother to have their electric boilers serviced at all. They simply have them repaired if the thermostat or heating element fails and needs replacing, which is something we do when called out on any emergency boiler repair London job.
On the other hand, in the long run gas boilers are probably cheaper to run, (especially when they are properly and regularly serviced); modern gas condensing boilers being the most efficient. But the debate continues. There are many different factors to take into consideration when it comes down to a price comparison, and the arguments rumble on.
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Servicing Gas Boilers
Gas boilers have to be regularly serviced for 2 main reasons.
- To pre-empt gas leaks
- To prevent the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning
As one of the top Gas boiler servicing South London plumbers, the first thing we should make clear is the importance of only ever allowing Gas Safe registered plumbers or engineers to work on any gas appliances in your home or in the workplace.
All of our plumbing engineers here at CW Services (Heating and Gas) are Gas Safe registered, and you also have the added comfort of knowing that as a company, we are also CIPHE (Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering) approved too.
Getting best boiler service in London right
The thing to watch out for when having your gas boiler serviced is that the engineer doesn’t skimp on what needs to be done, or doesn’t create work unnecessarily. As one of the top boiler service in London providers, the checklist we work to includes:
- Removal of main burners for cleaning and inspection for damage
- Inspect and clean gas injector(s)
- Take apart and clean the pilot assembly
- Reassemble and reinstall burners and pilot assembly
- Examine the condition of ignition leads and electrode for wear
- Clean the heat exchanger
- Refit the burner assemblies and check the seals
- Test disturbed gas joints for any leaks
- Check the appliance’s case and seals (where the appliance is room-sealed) for damage and correctness of assembly
- Examine and adjust the pilot flame
- Examine thermocouple for correct operation (flame supervision device)
- Measure the gas pressure and the flow rate, and adjust if necessary
- Inspect/test flue for faults/correct operation
- Inspect flue terminal for correct location and protection
- Check system bypass valve (if fitted) is correctly adjusted
- Check sealed system (if fitted) is at correct pressure
- Advise user to have the system checked at least every twelve months or as specified my manufacturer
- Advise user of any defects found in writing
- Apply the industry’s “Unsafe Situations Procedure” where necessary
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Booking the best boiler service in London
To ensure your gas boiler is safe and that it works efficiently, you should have it serviced annually. If you live in South London the best boiler service in London comes from us here at CW Services (Heating and Plumbing).
Our emergency boiler repair London service is highly renowned and our standard annual gas boiler servicing comes well recommended by all of our many satisfied clients.
To book a visit from one of our South London plumbers or to plan a service, phone 020 7733 6812