According to the regulation of gas installations, boilers must be revised every year in rented accommodation and commercial establishments. Also, the technical manual of a boiler and the manufacturer explain that this revision must be carried out every year.
It is essential to carry out these checks well in order to avoid gas leaks, guarantee the correct operation of the boiler, and extend its useful life.
We must not forget that boilers use gas, gas oil or pellets to operate; extremely flammable materials that generate potentially toxic and even deadly combustion products if they are not properly evacuated through the flu or chimney.
Who should you call to perform maintenance?
The Gas Safe Register lists all those individuals and companies authorised to carry out such work. They are competent professionals who design, install, repair and maintain gas installations and therefore know their operation better than anyone and have access to original parts and spare parts.
Registered gas technicians are the only ones prepared completely for the maintenance and revision of gas boilers. Good maintenance helps reduce the energy consumption of the boiler and avoids future problems. In many cases, professional gas boiler technicians offer guaranteed work and regular inspection and maintenance can help you avoid dealing with an even bigger, and more expensive, problem later. In the case where replacement is the best solution, they will also be able to advise you regarding the new boiler costs and the most cost-efficient boiler for your needs.
There is nothing like a day without hot water or without heating to realise the importance of having a good boiler maintenance and repair professional available who you can trust to keep your hot water and heating system up and running.
Professional boiler repair companies and registered technicians are the most qualified to maintain your boiler and they have all the necessary spare parts for it. They can offer effective and flexible maintenance plans and a guarantee covering any work required, ensuring your boiler is always compliant with current regulations.
Beware of fraud!
There are two very common types of fraud: (1) “unofficial” or unregistered companies that are advertised as such, and (2) individuals who pose as technical inspectors.
In the first case, they are often found on the Internet and in Yellow Pages. They offer technical assistance for big brands, but neither represent these manufacturers nor can repair the boilers under warranty.
In the second case, someone poses as being sent by the company which supplied the boiler and appears at your house and charges you the price of the revision, but without having made any revision of the equipment at all.
To avoid this, we must beware of anyone who appears unexpectedly without any warning. It is a good idea to ask the technician for their accreditation (Gas Safe Register ID) to confirm that the person is registered and qualified to carry out the work.
An established and reputable gas boiler service professional (individual or company) will guarantee the correct maintenance of your boiler and provide services with an added value that will ensure you have no problem with your hot water and heating boiler.