Signs for Boiler Services in Ladysmith
Many boilers can last as long as 15 years, and some even go beyond that. However, even newer units can show signs of problems due to frequent use.
Even though your boiler may still deliver sufficient heating and warm water, it may give you signs that it needs attention from our boiler professionals at Twin Peaks Plumbing, Heating & Gas. Inspecting your boiler periodically will alert you to abnormal situations that require attention.
Nevertheless, at some point, your system will give you signs that it needs boiler repair. As a mechanical system, it has moving parts and connections that can wear out over time and cause issues. When boiler parts wear out, they will give signs that your system needs attention.
Common signs indicating one of our professionals may need to provide boiler repairs include low boiler pressure, banging or whistling noises, intermittent heat or hot water, frozen condenser pipe, thermostat issues, pilot light problems, and strange smells.
Some of these signs can indicate more than one issue, so a professional must inspect the unit. When we find one, you can rest assured that we will fix your boiler to your satisfaction.
One of the best ways to prevent a minor issue from becoming an extensive boiler repair is through annual preventive maintenance. Twin Peaks Plumbing, Heating & Gas recommends you have one of our professionals thoroughly inspect all parts and connections annually. Doing so will also keep your boiler running efficiently, extend its life, and avoid expensive problems.
Our boiler professionals will perform the following during an annual maintenance visit:
- Inspect and clean fireside surfaces
- Inspect and test all system and safety valves
- Inspect all burner refractory material
- Recalibrate operating controls
- Overhaul feed water pumps
- Clean condensate receiver
- Inspect electrical terminals
- Clean and tune boiler
- Clean and inspect chimneys
Preventive maintenance boiler services vary according to the brand, but typically, you can expect the visit to last between 30 minutes and an hour. If our professional discovers any problems, the visit may last longer.