Importance of Boiler Servicing in London and Essex
Updated: Jul 19
Boilers play a crucial role in keeping our homes warm and providing hot water, especially during the cold winter months. However, just like any other appliance, boilers require regular maintenance and servicing to ensure their optimal performance. In this post, we will discuss the importance of boiler servicing in London and Essex and why it should be a top priority for homeowners.
One of the primary reasons why boiler servicing is essential is for the safety of you and your loved ones. Regular servicing helps identify and rectify any potential gas leaks or carbon monoxide leaks. Gas leaks can be extremely dangerous and pose a significant threat to your household. By scheduling regular boiler servicing, you can have peace of mind knowing that your boiler is functioning safely.
Boilers that are not serviced regularly tend to become less efficient over time. This means that they will consume more energy to produce the same level of heat, resulting in higher energy bills. By ensuring that your boiler is serviced, you can improve its efficiency and reduce your energy consumption. This not only saves you money in the long run but also contributes to a greener and more sustainable environment. Book in your next service with us here.
Just like any mechanical equipment, boilers have a limited lifespan. However, regular servicing can help extend its longevity. During a boiler service, the gas engineer will inspect and clean various components, ensuring that they are working properly. By addressing any issues early on, you can prevent major breakdowns or the need for costly repairs. This regular maintenance helps keep your boiler running smoothly for years to come.
Compliance with regulations
In London and Essex, there are specific regulations and legal requirements regarding boiler servicing. It is important to ensure that
your boiler is serviced by a qualified and
registered Gas Safe engineer who will issue
a certificate confirming compliance with these regulations. This certificate is not only important for insurance purposes but also for potential homebuyers if you decide to sell your property in the future.
Peace of mind
Finally, boiler servicing provides peace of mind. Knowing that your boiler is in good working condition and not at risk of breaking down during the cold winter months can be a huge relief, especially for families with young children or elderly members. Regular servicing in allows for early detection of any issues, minimizing the chances of unexpected breakdowns and the inconvenience that it brings.
What is covered in your annual boiler service?
At our LHS Plumbing Services, we aim to provide the fastest and most efficient boiler services so that your day isn't disrupted. On average, a full service will take around 45-60 minutes. What does it involve?
One of our qualified engineers will:
Verify that the heating system is set up and running correctly, per regulations,
Ensure the boiler is functioning safely,
Confirm it is working efficiently in accordance with manufacturer instructions.
The type of boiler may require specific tasks to be carried out during the servicing. At a minimum, our experts will:
Examine the condition of the boiler,
Investigate for any leaks within the boiler,
Measure gas pressure,
Examine pumps and valves,
Guarantee that it is not producing carbon monoxide,
Check that there is sufficient ventilation,
Ensure the flue is both clean and secure,
Carry out a system water quality test.
Boiler servicing is a crucial aspect of homeownership. From ensuring safety and efficiency to prolonging the lifespan of your boiler, there are numerous benefits to scheduling regular servicing with us. Don't overlook the importance of maintaining your boiler and consult our reputable Gas Safe engineers to schedule your next service.
Stay warm and safe!
Areas covered by our gas safe engineers:
E1: Mile End, E2: Bethnal Green, Hackney E3: Bow, Bromley, Bromley-by-Bow, E4: Chingford, Highams Park, Waltham Forest E5: Lower Clapton, Upper Clapton, Hackney, E6: Beckton, East Ham, Upton Park, Newham, E7: Forest Gate, Newham, E8: Dalston, Hackney E9: Hackney Marshes, Hackney Wick, Homerton, South Hackney, E10: Lea Bridge, Leyton, Waltham Forest, E11: Cann Hall, Leytonstone, Snaresbrook, Wanstead, Redbridge, E12: Little Ilford, Manor Park, Newham, E13: Plaistow, West Ham, Upton Park, Newham, E14: Blackwall, Cubitt Town, Isle of Dogs, Millwall, Poplar, E15: Leyton, Waltham Forest, Maryland, Stratford, Newham, E16: Beckton, Canning Town, Custom House, Silvertown, E17: Upper Walthamstow, Walthamstow, Walthamstow Village, E18: South Woodford, Woodford, Redbridge, IG4: Redbridge, IG5: Clayhal, IG6: Barkingside, Fullwell Cross, Hainault, Fairlop, IG7: Chigwell, Chigwell Row, Hainault, IG8: Woodford Green, Woodford Bridge, Highams Park, IG9: Buckhurst Hill, IG10: Loughton, High Beach, Debden, RM1: Romford, Rise Park, RM2: Gidea Park, Heath Park, RM3: Harold Wood, Harold Hill, Noak Hill, Harold Park RM4: Abridge, Stapleford Abbotts, Noak Hill RM5: Collier Row, CM5: Ongar, Chipping Ongar, High Ongar, CM15: Brentwood, Kelvedon Hatch, CM16: Epping, Theydon Bois, North Weald, CM17: Old Harlow, Matching Tye, Matching Green, CM18: Harlow, CM19: Harlow, Roydon, CM20: Harlow, Gilston.