What is included in our oil boiler service?
Oil Boiler Service
Thorough clean of the oil boiler and a full check of the components.
Replacement of the nozzle.
Check of the emissions.
Replace the flexible oil hose
This is currently checked during each service; however, this is recommended to be replaced yearly. Left over time, they can become damaged and brittle, affecting boiler efficiency or causing potentially dangerous oil leaks. If an oil leak occurs, the deep cleaning process required to clean this up could cost up to £20,000.
Check the oil tank condition with a written report so you can see if it complies with current regulations, including a dip test of the oil in the tank. (Optional extra)
Failures such as boiler lockout, intermittent running and fuel pump seizure can be a direct result of poor maintenance of the oil supply system. The primary reasons for such failures are:
Water in the oil tank from condensation and/or water ingress.
Bacterial growth/sludge build up within the tank.
Leaking joints, rusting components and system debris.
The condition of the oil storage tank, oil supply pipework and all oil supply components (ﬁlter, de-aerators, etc.) should always be visually inspected and observations reported during service visits, so action can be taken to replace or repair equipment
Similarly to the flexible oil hose, if your tank were to break and there were an oil spill, this could be a costly and difficult cleaning process, with the added complication that Environmental Health would need to be involved. This could cost up to (and depending on the process require more) £20,000. The ground soil around your tank may need to be dug out in order to clean everything appropriately.
The oil inside the tank should also be dip tested to determine if any water contamination is present.
Clean the magnetic filter, if one is fitted. (Optional extra)
Magnetic filters are fitted to your boiler’s pipework, extracting any debris from the water flowing through the pipes so that there isn’t a build-up which can restrict the flow of water. As water passes through the metal pipes of your boiler, rust can form. Combine this rust with other dirt and debris, it eventually builds into a mud-like substance, otherwise known as ‘sludge’. If this sludge isn’t removed it can have a real impact on the day-to-day use of your heating system:
Excessive noise from the boiler and/or radiators
Radiators struggling to heat up
Cloudy water from the taps
Boiler regularly shutting down.
In the long term, your boiler won’t be running as efficiently which can cause energy bills to rise and, in the worst-case scenario, the boiler may need to be replaced.
N.B. If more inhibitor is required to be added to the system, there will be an extra charge.
Check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (Optional extra)
Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odourless, colourless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms.
Installation or replacement of smoke and/ or carbon monoxide alarms. (Optional extra)
Should a property require a smoke and/ or carbon monoxide detector, we are able to fit them for you, in order to ensure that the property is complying with the law.