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A Guide to Boiler Servicing

Regular servicing of a boiler ensures the safe and efficient operation of a boiler. It involves a visit from an engineer who will perform a series of safety checks on the boiler that will make sure of its efficiency. The engineer is also certified to check whether a homeowner requires a new boiler installation or not.

Why Boiler Servicing is Important?

Saves Money

A worn-out boiler uses more fuel to heat a home. It increases heating bills. Regular servicing ensures the optimal condition of the components and delivers efficient services.


Annual boiler servicing allows the engineer to thoroughly check each part of a boiler and identify the issues if there are any. The most common issue in a boiler is a carbon monoxide leak. Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that can cause brain damage that can even be fatal. It might not be possible for you to identify the issue in a boiler but the color of flame can help in detecting leakage problems at times. Blue flame denotes a properly working boiler. Orange flame denotes an underlying issue in a boiler.

Prevents Breakdowns

Persistent problems can lead to a boiler breakdown. Regular servicing retains the condition of a boiler.


Boilers come with a warranty period. Manufacturers offer free of charge repairs during this warranty period. However, it is only applicable when you annually service the boiler by a Gas Safe Engineer.

What Involves Boiler Servicing?

Only a qualified engineer can carry out validated boiler servicing. A Gas Safe registered engineer can service a gas boiler. An OFTEC engineer should service an oil boiler.

A boiler servicing process involves:

  • Visual Inspection
  • Removal of a boiler casing
  • Flue Check
  • Gas Pressure Check
  • Boiler Firing up

These are the important steps of a boiler inspection that an engineer carries out. You might need a customized inspection if the situation requires it.

 How Long Does It Take to Service a Boiler?

A generic servicing procedure might take around 30 minutes but it varies depending on the model and brand of the boiler.

Hire an authorized boiler installation company, The Boiler Repair Man in Glasgow to carry out a successful boiler servicing process.

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