Annual Boiler Servicing
Your boiler requires regular servicing to run correctly and efficiently. Ideally, it should be serviced every year to keep it working to its highest efficiency. Annual servicing will help prevent the possibility of a breakdown and emergency call-outs. Regular servicing ensures that your boiler runs safely and efficiently, which in turn means bigger savings for you. It reduces the risk of unexpected replacements or problems when you least expect or need them. M J Burt Property Maintenance Ltd is fully accredited and our Gas Safe™ engineers have your best interests at heart. All of our services come with our guarantee so you’ll have peace of mind that you are in very safe hands.
Our family run business will offer you the following services:
- Qualified and fully certified and insured engineers to work in your property
- We are extensively trained by the boiler manufacturers
- Friendly office staff on hand to take your call
- Honest, reliable service and solutions to fit your budget and needs
- Competitive prices
- A truly personalised experience
What does a Boiler Service entail?
- Gas pressure checks to ensure that the pressure at which your boiler is operating is correct
- Testing of all major components to ensure that they are working correctly and adjust as necessary
- Flue gas analysis to test that the boiler is burning efficiently
- Boiler flue check to ensure that the boiler is not emitting any harmful gases
- Check of the boiler controls to ensure that they are working correctly
- Check by eye for any signs of corrosion or leakage
- Provide you with a service certificate to show all the check carried out
Keeping your boiler clean and maintained is important but that’s only part of the story. Keeping your heating system clean and free of debris is important to ensure that the boiler can run efficiently. This is known as power flushing.
Over time your heating system can develop a build up or corrosion, creating a sludge that affects the boilers efficiency. When this happens, your system requires a deep clean and this is best done via power flushing. Once cleaned, the radiators in your heating system will heat up correctly and cold spots will be reduced. Power flushing does not take a lot of time but it is effective and extremely comprehensive. The most common signs that your heating system needs power flushing are that some rooms are colder than others, radiators are cold at the bottom or require repeated bleeding. Another sign is a noisy boiler.
Once your heating system has been power flushed you should have lower heating bills plus a more reliable boiler, a longer system life plus an even distribution of heat throughout the property.
How it Works
Power flushing uses a machine to force water through your heating system at low pressure but high speed. This water contains a specially formulated cleaning chemical and is forced through each radiator as well as through the entire system. Once this process is complete, the sludge and corrosion debris will have been removed from the system. We then refill the system with clean water adding an inhibitor to protect the system.
Over time, the water within your heating system reacts with the metal inside your radiators and some heating pipes. The reaction consists of dissolved rust which has a sludgy consistency. This reduces the flow of water around your heating system resulting in a reduction to the boiler's efficiency. The sludge needs to be caught to avoid damaging the motorised or moving parts within the boiler.
A magnetic filter is designed to magnetically attract any sludge or debris from within the system, removing them from the circulation and preventing your boiler being damaged by these particles.
When fitting all new boilers, we always recommend fitting a magnetic filter, however they can also easily be fitted retrospectively, often alongside a power flush of your heating system. Once fitted, the magnetic filter will keep your system running at its best for longer. The magnetic filter will also get cleaned annually along with your boiler service.