Boiler Service Checklist

What to know what is included in a boiler service checklist? Here is what you engineer does when he performs an annual check on your gas boiler.

 

Boiler Service Checklist

A gas boiler service must be done at least once a year. An annual maintenance check, just like a boiler repair, will cost you some hard- earned money. So, it is only rightful that you know exactly what you are paying for.

 

Boiler Service Checklist

This is what a typical boiler service checklist includes:

  1. Check the location of boiler
  2. Check for visual damage
  3. Check for correct operation (including consumer controls and safety devices)
  4. Check the soundness, routing and terminal location of flue
  5. Check the size of open vented flue
  6. Cold check the flue effectiveness
  7. Condensate drainage system for condensing boilers
  8. Check the appliance location and proximity of combustible materials
  9. Check, remove and clean main burner, as necessary
  10. Check and pilot burner and probes/ cables
  11. Clean heat exchanger
  12. Check operation of flame sensing device
  13. Check operation of boiler and high limit thermostat
  14. Check operation of low water pressure control
  15. Correct ventilation provision
  16. Make sure flue guard is fitted (if required)
  17. Check for flue spillage (when appropriate)
  18. Check the 3 amp fuse fitted
  19. Check the Double Pole Isolation Switch fitted
  20. Inspect the electrical wiring for damage and ensure correct connection to the appliance
  21. Run the boiler to check flue effectiveness and functionality
  22. Run the boiler and check for gas leaks
  23. Test and record appliance burner and main burner pressure
  24. Check timer and heating control
  25. Timer and controls are left in position suitable for homeowner

 

Not sure if its time to get an engineer to do everything on the boiler service checklist above? Here are some symptoms that your boiler needs is annual servicing:

  • There is an irregular or yellow boiler flame
  • Appearance of stains or smoke marks on or near the appliance
  • Limited or less hot water flow
  • The boiler frequently refills and/or overheats
  • Boiler fan makes loud noises
  • The boiler pilot light goes out by itself repeatedly
  • There is a drop in the pressure

 

Get an experienced RJ Gas engineer to do your annual maintenance check and perform everything on the boiler service checklist above and more.

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