Why Should You Have A Boiler Service?

Why Should You Have A Boiler Service

There are a number of important reasons why a boiler service is important should be serviced annually. Read our ‘Why Should You Have A Boiler Service?’ article in full to find out more.

Why Should You Have A Boiler Service?

  • The engineer will ensure that the boiler is working safely and efficiently this includes checking; correct gas pressure, flow, flue and combustion.
  • Servicing minimises the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions.
  • A regularly maintained boiler will help to prevent any problems from being left long-term. The engineer can very quickly identify any damaged parts, water leaks or rust upon the boiler service.  If it’s picked up quickly enough it will avoid further damage or even more costly a new boiler.
  • Regular maintenance on a boiler will help to prolong its life.
  • If your boiler is under a manufacturers warranty – most manufacturers insist that the boiler is serviced annually in order to keep your warranty valid.

What are the risks of an unsafe boiler?

  • Gas leaks can occur as a result of faulty appliances and/or pipework. Gas gives off a distinctive odour allowing detection.  If you think you can smell gas at any time phone the National Grid helpline on 0800 111 999.
  • Carbon Monoxide is silent and undetectable, it can be caused by poorly maintained or unsafe gas appliance. Contact L&W heating engineers and arrange to fit a carbon monoxide detector.

If you can see signs of corrosion on your pipework or you suspect a gas leak contact L&W, gas safe registered engineers where we can investigate this further.

Frequently asked questions

Q. How much is a St Helens boiler service?
A. £70 + VAT

Q. How long does a service take?
A. Approximately 40-60 minutes however this depends on the boiler.

Q. Will an invoice be sent?
A. An invoice will be sent within 24 hours of job completion.

Q. How do L&W accept payment?

A. Card payments can be taken over the phone, Bank Transfer, & Cheque.

LW Heating and Plumbing

Do not be left out in the cold: call L&W Heating and Plumbing on one of our local numbers below to arrange your annual gas boiler service and landlord gas safety check.

Boiler Servicing Wigan Specialist 01942 417220
Boiler Servicing St Helens Specialist 01744 776140

Boiler Servicing Newton Le Willows Specialist 01925 394260
Boiler Servicing Warrington Specialist 01925 394260

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