Key Boiler Checks You Should Make

It is invaluable to carry out regular checks on your boiler throughout the year, to ensure its ongoing safety and longevity. Your boiler is a crucial source of heat during the cold Winter months and if neglected can not only be extremely costly to replace, but could also cause serious health implications.


Tip 1 IconDon’t Skip a Service

It is imperative to ensure your boiler is regularly serviced by a qualified and registered engineer to ensure it is in good working order and if necessary, carry out any minor adjustments that may need addressing to ensure your boiler is safe and in good working order. Check your dates to ensure that you keep on top of your maintenance plan, as although it is worth making regular checks of your own in between scheduled visits this should never be done in place of your service.


Tip 2 IconCheck the Water Pressure

It is advisable to regularly check that the water pressure level on your boiler match that of the guidelines set out by the manufacturer. This can be checked by simply viewing the pressure gauge on your boiler. If you should find a discrepancy it is best to seek advice from a reputable specialist, who will be able to establish if there are any problems and ensure that any potential issues are rectified safely.



Tip 3 IconCarbon Monoxide Alarm

It is important to regularly check your carbon monoxide alarm, to ensure that you do not have a leak. Leaks of this nature can create disastrous consequences, so need to be identified and resolved quickly! If you don’t already have a carbon monoxide alarm installed then it could be worth installing one as they are inexpensive and easy to install.


Tip 4 IconCheck External Pipework

With the Winter approaching it is important to check that there is sufficient insulation on your pipes. If your pipework is left exposed then this can lead to damage from the elements! If you do notice any gaps in your insulation, then ensure this is addressed quickly in order to prevent your pipes from freezing and bursting.


For more handy hints and tips on home maintenance, why not check out our previous blogs offering DIY Inspiration for the Winter and Common DIY Mistakes to Avoid?