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Spring Cleaning
Many of us will give our homes a deep spring cleaning now that spring has arrived. It is essential to include your heating and hot water systems on the spring-cleaning list. These critical systems have worked hard all winter long and need regular maintenance to run at top efficiency and extend their lifespan.

Here’s why…

Boilers

Whether your boiler provides hot water, heat, or both, your boiler should be serviced once a year to ensure that it is running safely and efficiently. Not having your boiler serviced could lead to faults, higher energy bills, and your warranty ending early.

Boiler maintenance includes:

  • Correct gas pressure and flow
  • Flue and combustion
  • Electrical connections are clean and in good condition
  • Fans and other vital components are working efficiently
  • Seals are intact
  • Electrodes are in a good condition
  • Safety devices are checked
  • Condensate trap and pipe are not blocked

Water Heaters

We suggest your water heater is serviced annually. However, if you have hard water or water that contains more minerals, you may benefit from service more often. Over time, water heaters collect sediment, calcium, and minerals that settle at the bottom of the tank, right where the heating element is located. If the heating element becomes blocked by sediment and other materials, then your water heater must work harder.

Water Heater maintenance includes:

  • Check and change anodes
  • Flushing water heater tank
  • Remove sediment build-up
  • Adjust temperature/pressure relief valves

Tankless Water Heaters – although these systems do not hold as much water as traditional tanks, build-up still occurs and should be regularly checked.

Using a Licensed Plumber is Essential

There are multiple factors why a licensed plumber should perform any plumbing maintenance.

Insurance
A plumbing license requires insurance coverage for property and personal damage. If a non-insured plumber suffers an injury or incurs damage to your home, you may be liable and have to pay for the damage.

Equipment
Professional licensed plumbers have access to the best equipment and the training to use it. Let the people with the right tools and skill set handle your plumbing maintenance.

Timely
A non-licensed plumber can take far too long to complete plumbing service and is often sloppy work. Professional licensed plumbers know how long a job will take because of the vast hands-on experience required.

Accuracy
Once your plumbing work is completed, there are no assurances of a non-licensed plumber’s accuracy. Using a licensed plumber, you’ll have peace of mind the job was professionally correctly completed.