Boiler Inspection and Condition Reports
If you own a business or a home, you will need to keep your boiler in good working order. A boiler inspection and condition report will save you time and money in the long run and ensure your boiler is operating efficiently and in safe working order.
An annual boiler service is not required by law, but homeowners have a duty of care to ensure that their gas appliances are safe and will not harm themselves or others.
If you are a landlord of property whether commercial or domestic then you are legally required to get an annual Gas Safety Check completed on the gas appliances in the property. You can find out everything you need to know about your Landlord’s Responsibilities here.
What is the difference between a gas safety check and a boiler service?
A gas safety check ensures that a gas appliance is running safely, a boiler service involves checking the individual boiler parts to make sure they are clean and working efficiently. A ga safety check is much like an MOT and a boiler service is much like your car being serviced.
Boiler breakdowns can be expensive and are extremely inconvenient whether you are without heating or hot water. They can be costly to repair if they haven’t been serviced regularly as well as being extremely inconvenient if you find yourself without heat at three in the morning on a cold winter night.
If you pay for regular boiler inspection and condition reports you will be able to catch any problems early on and resolve them before they turn into a full-blown emergency or break down.
The initial boiler inspection will cost anything between £100 and £300 depending on the size of your boiler and whether it is domestic or commercial. What we can say is that a boiler inspection and condition report can save you thousands of pounds further down the line.
What are gas boiler safety inspections?
A gas boiler safety inspection and condition report is a service provided by a qualified Gas Safe Registered heating engineer. The engineer will visit your property to carry out an assessment of your gas boiler and associated equipment, such as its pipework and radiators.
The inspection will include a visual check of the boiler itself, as well as a series of tests to ensure that it is operating safely and efficiently. The engineer may also take some measurements and readings from your boiler to help them assess its condition.
After the boiler inspection, the engineer will provide you with a report detailing their findings. This report will highlight any areas of concern and recommend any actions that need to be taken to keep your boiler safe and running smoothly.
Gas inspections should be carried out on all gas appliances annually, including; cookers, hobs, fires, and boilers, any pipework that supplies gas to these appliances. An inspection will usually take anything from 30 minutes to an hour to complete by a registered Gas Safe Registered Engineer.
Boiler Inspection Checklist
1.A visual examination of the boiler
This is to check for any signs of damage or corrosion that could cause problems in the future.
2. Checking the pressure gauge
This ensures that the boiler is operating at the correct pressure.
3. Checking the safety valves
These valves are a vital safety feature of the boiler and must function correctly.
4. Checking the water level
This is important to ensure that the boiler is not running dry, which could damage it.
5. Checking the burner flame
If the burner flame is stable and blue in colour, then this indicates a problem.
6. Checking for leaks
Any leaks should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage.
7. Testing the boiler’s controls
The controls should be tested to make sure they are working correctly.
8. Checking the gas supply
This checks the gas supply pressure being supplied to the boiler and will ensure it is operating safely and efficiently
Why should I get my boiler checked and serviced?
- Your boiler is one of the most important appliances in your home and business, so it’s important to keep it running smoothly and safely
- A boiler service will help to prolong the life of your boiler and prevent costly breakdowns
- During a service, a qualified Gas Safe Registered Heating Engineer will carry out a series of checks on your boiler
- They will clean any dirty parts and make sure that all the moving parts are well-lubricated
- They will also check for any gas leaks and test the pressure to make sure it’s at the right level
- If your boiler has a warranty on it then a boiler service by a qualified engineer will keep it within its warranty period and you will be covered under its terms and conditions. Always check what the requirements are to keep your boiler within its warranty.
It is recommended that you get your boiler serviced once a year, although some manufacturers may recommend more frequent servicing for certain types of boiler. Getting your boiler serviced is much cheaper than having to pay for repairs or replacements, so it’s definitely worth doing!
As a responsible property owner, it’s important to keep your boiler in good condition by having a regular inspection and service. This will save you time and money in the long run, as well as prevent any inconvenient and costly breakdowns.
7 Benefits of a Boiler Inspection
A boiler inspection helps ensure safety: A boiler inspection helps ensure that your boiler is operating safely. By regularly checking the condition of your boiler, you can help prevent accidents and injuries.
Aid detection: A boiler inspection can aid in the detection of potential problems that may shorten the life of your boiler. By addressing these issues early on, you can help extend the life of your boiler and avoid costly repairs or replacements.
Lower energy bills: Regular boiler maintenance can help improve the efficiency of your boiler, which can lead to lower energy bills.
It helps avoid downtime. Boiler downtime can be expensive and disruptive to your business. By regularly inspecting your boiler, you can help avoid unexpected shutdowns and minimize disruptions to your operations.
Peace of mind: Knowing that your boiler is being regularly inspected can give you peace of mind, knowing that you are doing everything possible to keep it running safely and efficiently.
Extend the life of a boiler: Prolong the life of your boiler with regular maintenance and inspection. This can help extend the life of your boiler.
Compliance with insurance requirements: Many insurance companies require annual boiler inspections in order to provide coverage.
Businesses and Landlords in the UK are required by law to have their boilers inspected and serviced on a regular basis to ensure they are safe and operating efficiently.
Boiler Inspection and Condition Report FAQs
How often should a boiler be inspected?
A boiler should be inspected at least once a year by a qualified heating engineer and if it is a gas boiler by a qualified gas safe registered engineer. The engineer will visit your property to carry out an assessment of your gas boiler and associated equipment, such as pipes and radiators.
Is it worth getting a boiler serviced?
Yes, it is definitely worth getting your boiler serviced on a regular basis. A boiler service can help to prolong the life of your boiler and prevent costly breakdowns. During a service, a qualified heating engineer will carry out a series of checks on your boiler. They will clean any dirty parts and make sure that all the moving parts are well-lubricated. They will also check for any gas leaks and test the pressure to make sure it’s at the right level. Getting your boiler serviced is much cheaper than having to pay for repairs or replacements, so it’s definitely worth doing.
How long does it take to examine and carry out boiler inspection and safety reports?
The time it takes to service a boiler should be at least 30 minutes, but it will differ depending on the type and model. Following that, the engineer will provide you with a service report detailing what they have checked and any recommendations for part replacement or repairs.
BPS Boiler Inspection and Condition Reports
If you need a Boiler Inspection and Condition Report for your domestic or commercial boiler then contact us today on 029 20 484114. We will answer any questions you may have and arrange one for you. Our heating engineers are all Gas Safe Registered and have the qualifications and experience to work on all types and sizes of boilers.