When it comes to boiler servicing you need to be having a professional plumber check your system out each year. Some people have their boiler servicing plumber come out twice a year for system checks.
Many homeowners like to do things for themselves. This is admirable, and it saves them a lot of money. If you want to do your pest control, instead of hiring a bug expert, it will save you money. If you want to do your lawn maintenance and simple house repairs, then you are to be commended for being hands on individual that does not shirk their duties off.
If you want to do your boiler servicing, then you might very well be putting the life of your family, and your home, in danger. The average homeowner does not have the necessary tools and knowledge that it takes to do boiler servicing at the level it needs to be done.
The safety valves on these devices are meant to keep the unit from blowing up and potentially causing a fire in the home. The safety valves are the most crucial pieces of equipment on this entire system. If they fail to engage when they are needed the results can be catastrophic.
To properly service one of these units you should check every safety valve on them to make certain that when the unit is placed under stress, the safety valve will work properly. Professional plumbers have the necessary tools to place enough stress on the system to determine if the safety valve is functioning. The average homeowner does not have these tools, and if they get their hands on the tools, they do not know how to perform the check without engaging the safety valves.
If there is a leak in the supply line of the unit you could be using more fuel than you have to. Checking for leaks will potentially save you hundreds of pounds each year.
When one of these systems is checked by a professional plumber, they will check the system for leaks. To do this, they will build pressure up in the system and see if it holds the pressure. For a homeowner to check for leaks they will have to go to every connection and check them, and then follow every inch of piping to make certain, there are no pinholes in it.
The pressure gauges on these units alert you to the fact that something is wrong. When you look at the gauge, and it is reading higher than normal, you know that you have a problem that needs immediate attention. A professional is needed to determine if the gauges your system has in place are giving true readings.
The professional checks all gauges to make sure that they read accurately. You have to have perfectly calibrated gauges to check these against. Homeowners do not have a perfectly calibrated set of gauges to check their unit gauges against. Boiler servicing needs to be done by a professional, qualified plumber because they have the knowledge, and the tools, it takes to check all parts of the system.
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