Your water heater boiler is one of the most important plumbing items you will have in your household says Mick (who regards himself as one of the best plumbers in Melbourne). They can also be one of the most expensive items to fix so it really is in your best interest to ensure that your boiler is kept in its best condition.
The best way to do this is to make sure you book in plumber to service your boiler annually.
By ensuring this happens once a year, you will help to keep the costs of repairing your boiler down because they can mount up extremely quickly. Not only this, but you will have to shower using cold water or not shower at all while are you waiting for it to be fixed.
So when is the best time to get your boiler serviced?
Well, a good time to do this is roundabout the end of summer, so that you’re prepared in time for the winter months. Your local plumber will carry out a full service that includes fixing any minor faults. Its always good to fix the smaller problems before they get worse over time and develop into much larger and more expensive problems later on.
You have to also be very careful about carbon monoxide levels. This gas is incredibly poisonous and a damaged boiler can lead to increased levels of carbon monoxide which can lead to serious health problems and even death.
Your boiler should be serviced once a year by an engineer listed on the Gas Safe Register, even if it seems to be in working order. The engineer will usually check all the parts and clean the components. September is a good time to arrange the service, so you can be sure your boiler can take the strain of the winter months.
Another advantage to having a boiler serviced is that you help to keep your heating bills down because an efficient boiler will mean that less energy is required to heat up the water that you need for your showers and washing up and so on.
If you’re looking for a local plumber in Melbourne then the best thing you can do is take your time to ensure that the plumbing company have all the necessary qualifications.
You will need to hire a gas safety engineer who will be able to carry out a full service to help maintain your boiler working for longer. They will also be able to install a new boiler if you need one.
If you’d like to find out more about how Mick can help, then head on over to Woolleys Plumbing.