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3 Tips to Prevent Boiler Breakdowns

Your boiler works tirelessly in the background. It’s out of sight and out of mind, but if it’s on, it’s gradually enduring wear and tear. Eventually, it wears down enough that something breaks, you lose the ability to heat your home, and you’re left in the cold. So how do you prevent this from happening in the first place?

With all the boiler service in Morton Grove, IL we’ve handled over the years, we’ve seen quite a few things. This brief, four-part list contains the four best possible ways to prevent those breakdowns from happening.

First and Foremost: Annual Maintenance

Your number one defense against boiler problems, in general, is maintenance from a certified and insured plumber. They possess the tools, experience, and information necessary to check every potential problem your boiler could face, and make sure it’s operating as planned.

Maintenance is a point of inspection, but it’s also when annual tasks are carried out that help them detect leaks, clear away soot, check for damages, and even gas regulator settings. In short, it’s not just to keep it efficient–maintenance is the best defense you have against turning your boiler into a safety hazard.

Insulate Your Pipes

A pipe freezing and then bursting? That’s a surefire way to make sure you can’t use your boiler. While it sounds difficult to prevent pipe freezing, it’s doable, and it can be a DIY project. Winterizing your pipes involves wrapping them in insulation, making sure it’s not going anywhere, and Bob’s your uncle.

Insulating your pipes is perhaps one of the most cost-effective ways to prevent boiler breakdowns that exist, and actually helps with your energy efficiency as well. When you run hot water through cold pipes, it cools the water as it heads towards its destination. At least, until the pipe heats up. Insulation helps keep the heat in and the cold out.

A Quick Power Flushing

Strangely, power flushing isn’t related to toilets. When you hire a plumber to power flush your boiler and connected pipes, you force out all the buildup on the inside that can restrict operation. Now, the good thing is that you don’t have to do this every year–a good power flush should only be required once every five years, but it goes a long way to help your boiler stay on top of its game. Your plumber may suggest more frequent power flushes if you have hard water.

Boiler Repair Done Right

Whether it’s a breakdown or preventative maintenance, we’re up to the task. Boilers can be a hassle when they’re working improperly, inefficiently, or simply not working at all. This is why our company is here to help.

It’s time to hire the right team to help you with your boiler. Call us today or fill out our contact form, and we’ll get in touch with you shortly to schedule your boiler repair.

Contact us today to schedule your boiler maintenance and repairs as soon as possible.

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