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Methods to keep your boiler in top condition

Created: 13/03/2014

Like the many plumbing predicaments which can happen around the home, having a problem with your boiler can quickly become a nightmare if you lack the expertise to fix the fault. With no-one appreciating a cold shower in the middle of winter, the usual result is a call out to the nearest plumbers in Dulwich, Bromley or wherever in the country it is you live. With this in mind, here are some simple methods to help ensure that your boiler is never on the blink.

Among the best preventative measures is to conduct regular servicing, ensuring that a problem can be rectified quickly before escalating further. In the same way as you would take care of your car, annual servicing is recommended for every boiler, although it wouldn’t hurt to get a more frequent inspection for older models.

It might seem rather peculiar to have your boiler running during the height of summer, but putting the heating on periodically is highly recommended, as this can help to clear the boiler pump of any debris which is picked up during periods when it isn’t in use. It’s also worth fitting a carbon monoxide detector, alerting you to any harmful gas leaks.

Another thing to consider is the age of your boiler, with problems understandably being more commonplace in models which are over ten years old. There is also the aspect of efficiency to consider, with getting the best value for money sure to be a top priority for any homeowner. To reduce the risk of problems arising, and to save you a bit of money in the long run, replacing your boiler could be the best option. While it might seem a significant financial outlay at first, the great savings and peace of mind that result will be well worth it in the future.

If you would rather consult an expert to discuss the options available, our friendly handyman service in South London would be more than happy to assist.

 

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