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Quality heating services in Berkshire & surrounding areas.

Boiler service provided throughout Reading, Berkshire, and surrounding areas.

Providing an expert boiler service throughout Reading, Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.

Providing an expert boiler service throughout Reading, Berkshire, South Oxfordshire and the surrounding areas. Get in touch with our team to find out more!

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Why is a boiler service important?

Keep your boiler working safely and efficiently

A Boiler service is a critical aspect of home maintenance that ensures the safety, efficiency, and longevity of your heating system. Perhaps the most crucial reason for boiler servicing is safety. A poorly maintained boiler can pose serious risks, including carbon monoxide leaks, which are both odourless and deadly.

During a boiler service, technicians can identify and address minor issues before they escalate into major problems. Over time, components of the boiler can become worn or dirty: regular servicing keeps components clean, lubricated, and in good condition - which helps to reduce wear and tear. This not only saves you money in the long run but also can ensure uninterrupted heating.

And finally, many boiler manufacturers require a regular service to maintain the validity of any guarantees or warranties. Neglecting to service your boiler as per manufacturer recommendations could void your guarantee, leaving you liable for repair or replacement costs!

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What happens during a gas boiler service

Depending on make, model and initial visual inspection, your boiler service could include:

We begin by visually inspecting the boiler and its surrounding components for any signs of damage, corrosion, or leaks.

We observe the boiler's initial operation, ensuring it ignites correctly and that the flame burns steadily.

The boiler casing is removed to access internal components such as the burner, heat exchanger, and flue system for signs of wear, corrosion, or blockages.

We analyse the combustion process to ensure the boiler is burning fuel efficiently and safely.

The composition of the flue gases is measured to check for the presence of carbon monoxide and other harmful by-products of combustion.

We clean and removes any debris or soot build-up from the burner, heat exchanger, and other internal components.

We conduct safety checks on critical components such as the gas valve, pressure relief valve, and safety controls.

The boiler's water pressure and flow rate are checked to ensure they meet manufacturer specifications.

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What happens during an oil boiler service?

Depending on boiler make and model, your engineer would:

Conduct a dip test to detect if there is any water in the oil tank which can introduce debris into the boiler.

Perform a dip test of the oil line to identify impurities and ensure no water is present that is prone to freezing.

Check nozzles as clogged nozzle can hinder boiler performance. To prevent issues stemming from congealed oil in the future, nozzles are cleaned or replaced as required

Clean electrodes and photocells to remove soot accumulation which can cause erratic boiler operation or prevent ignition altogether.

Clean out the trap, significantly enhancing the year-round reliability of your boiler.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Boiler Servicing

Can’t see your boiler service question here? Don’t hesitate to give the team a call on 0118 995 2100, drop us an email at info@pdfgasandheating.co.uk or use our contact form.

 

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Why do we love Berkshire?

Take a look at some of our favourite things about Berkshire!

Literary Connections:
Jane Austen: The famous author Jane Austen spent part of her childhood in Steventon, a village in Berkshire, where she began writing her early works.

Cultural Contributions
Ascot Racecourse in Berkshire is one of the leading racecourses in the UK, with its most famous event being the Royal Ascot meeting in June, attended by members of the royal family.

Historic Sites
Windsor Castle is one of the official residences of the British monarch and has been a royal home for over 900 years, making it the oldest and largest inhabited castle in the world.