Boilers are in general, reliable, long-lasting and economical, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need attention. Regular maintenance is crucial to keeping operating costs low and maximizing the life of your boiler. Lack of routine maintenance guarantees problems that will cost more in the long run.
Maintenance requirements for boilers differ and following the manufacturer’s recommendations is important. Always keep the manufacturer’s service manual on hand, along with the boiler’s start-up and inspection files.
Boiler service must never be performed by unqualified personnel, as mandated by the British Columbia Safety Authority. The certified and experienced technicians at Clearly Plumbing and Drainage are Metro Vancouver’s experts for residential and commercial boiler systems.
When to Flush your Boiler
When a new boiler is installed it will be flushed and this will be logged in the start-up files. Later flushing is seldom required, though it can be a periodic preventive procedure to de-scale the boiler and remove sludge. Flushing can improve water flow and reduce energy consumption as well as make a boiler quieter and extend its life. The boiler experts at Clearly Plumbing can advise you as to whether or not your boiler needs to be flushed.
We begin boiler maintenance by first checking for leaks and possible obstructions in venting and flues. We then check the boiler’s diagnostic menu for error codes followed by testing for proper pressure and temperature. Additionally, relief valves and condensate drainage systems need to be inspected, cleaned and tested to ensure proper and safe operation. There is a fair bit of work involved in boiler service, but our technicians are proficient in boiler maintenance and assure you of quality, guaranteed work at a reasonable cost.
As with all aspects of boiler installation and maintenance, repairing a pressure vessel system must be done by qualified personnel. Should your boiler require repair, you can count on Clearly Plumbing and Drainage to take care of it. Call us for any boiler servicing anywhere in Metro Vancouver.