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The Consequences of Boiler Maintenance Not Being Professionally Carried Out

Posted on by Heating Economy

Boilers are the key to keeping your home warm and cosy in winter, and ensuring you have constant supply of hot water. Regular maintenance will keep your boiler working optimally and also take care of any minor repairs.


However, some people, with the hope of saving money, decide to have their boilers maintained by technicians who are not qualified for this job. While you will be saving money, you also should be prepared for the consequences of not having a professionally qualified technician complete the maintenance work.

Health and Safety

Poorly-maintained gas boilers can emit carbon monoxide, a very lethal gas. If your boiler is not maintained carefully and properly, it poses a risk to your safety. A boiler with an undiscovered fault can release carbon monoxide, which is an odourless and tasteless gas and, as a result, is difficult to detect. If you and your loved ones are exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide, the chances of serious illness or even worse are high. On the other hand, when a professional conducts boiler maintenance, you can rest assured knowing that proper safety checks will be conducted to keep your boiler safe.

Low Standard of Work

A person not qualified to carry out boiler maintenance will not know how to clean the blocked flues or check whether the pipelines are operational or not. In short, you would have to settle for low standard of work which could end up causing major problems, which result in you then having to spend a lot of money to get the boiler repaired or replaced.

Going against Regulations

In the UK, it is mandatory that boiler maintenance be carried out by licensed and qualified engineers. So, it would mean going against these regulations if you do not use a professional for the job. Furthermore, if a problem occurs that leaves you needing to make an insurance claim, your insurance company may not be willing to cover the damage after learning that you did not hire a professional.

When it comes to boiler maintenance, you should always use a professional, and if you are looking for reliable and professional boiler maintenance, look no further than Heating Economy. We have highly qualified and experienced boiler maintenance engineers who can keep your boiler working safely and efficiently.

Using our services will help prolong the life of your boiler and ensure that minor repairs are carried out before they escalate into bigger and more expensive problems. Call us today and one of our experienced engineers will visit your home to carry out the maintenance, with minimal disruption to your normal routine.

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