Here at Highmark Plumbing we would like to remind everyone that spring and early summer is a great time to schedule your Burnaby boiler service. Boilers can be used to heat water, or they can be used to create steam. Either way, it is much easier to manage yearly maintenance when you are not also worried about people, pets or plants getting cold.
Boilers can be powered with gas, oil or electricity. Some of the more modern ones – especially those used only for heating water – fit tidily into a closet. You can do some of the first maintenance yourself – vacuuming or sweeping out collected dust or cobwebs. That will make it easier for your plumber to check the heating apparatus, the safety seals and to check for leaks.
One of the things that can happen to boilers is a buildup of mineral deposits or sludge inside the tank. Flushing the tank will help wash out the detritus, and prevent loss of volume due to interior calcification. A yearly check-up for your boiler can help prevent down-time due to unplanned maintenance, or even accidents caused by excess pressure build-up. Making sure those safety valves are in good working order is very important. Your plumber can also check for leaks – of water, gas or oil – while he is doing your boiler maintenance.
Boilers are a reliable way to heat water, and even to heat your home, but they need to have regular maintenance. At Highmark Plumbing we have trained professionals who can help you with your yearly Burnaby Boiler service. Just give us a call at (604)945-6060 to set up a maintenance appointment for your boiler. When the winter chill begins, you will be glad you did.