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DIY or Hire Boiler Cleaning Service (What will be missed?)

Updated: Jun 5, 2023

DIY or Hire Boiler Cleaning Service

The Importance of Keeping Your Boiler Clean

If you're using a boiler to keep your home warm, you need to regularly maintain it. Getting the most out of your boiler means regularly cleaning it. Doing so can ensure that it continues to operate at maximum efficiency for as long as possible.

It is possible to do this yourself, however, it's always best to get a professional. It's highly likely that the quality of the work they perform will greatly surpass your DIY effort in all aspects. This short guide covers the reasons why you should ensure that you have a clean boiler, but why you should hire professionals to do it for you.

Hiring professionals to clean your boiler means you completely eliminate the risk of accidental damage being caused.

Also, you'll benefit from having an expert look over your boiler who will notice if there are any potentially dangerous issues. You'll also save yourself the headache and hassle of having to do the actual cleaning yourself.

Draining and Cleaning the Inside of Your Boiler

An inevitable part of owning a boiler is that it will become extremely dirty over time.

rust and minerals in boiler cleaning

Gradually, boilers fill with all manner of unpleasant debris, such as rust and minerals. It's this debris that can cause a boiler to lose efficiency and end up having to be replaced. This is why you need to regularly drain your boiler and clean it out.

While this is a relatively simple procedure, it does have the potential to be extremely messy, and it's pretty tough to do without getting dirty.

  • Turning off your water supply, opening the valves on your boiler, and then draining the water into buckets, is the simple first step.

  • After you've done this, simply connect a hose to your boiler's drainage valve and lead it to where you want the water to run to. Either your bathtub or outside are the best options.

  • Opening your boiler's vents will allow air to enter which in turn will assist in the drainage procedure.

  • Once it's fully drained, the actual cleaning process starts.

  • Turning on your water supply will wash out the interior of your boiler. After a minute or two, close all of the valves and let your boiler fill back up with water.

This is how to clean out the interior of your boiler.

Sound easy, right?

Well, the fact of the matter is it's dirty work, and if you're unskilled, there's a big chance that you could make a mess in your home and fail to clean you boiler properly - meaning you've just wasted your time. Calling the number one boiler cleaning service in Franklin MA will make the process a lot simpler for you.

Our team are experts at cleaning all kinds of boilers, big and small, old and new. We'll have the job done before you know it, and with absolutely no chance of damaging your home, your boiler, or any of its components.

Cleaning the Exterior of Your Boiler

It's fair to say that cleaning the exterior of your boiler won't really impact its performance.

However, it will help keep your home tidy. Boilers are usually tucked away in a dark cupboard somewhere, which means that their surroundings are covered in dust.

Cleaning the parts on the outside of your boiler, however, can help to ensure that it remains running smoothly for many years to come. It can be pretty fiddly work, but it's doable.

The first step is to remove the covers on your boiler and the vent stack. With these removed, you'll be able to access the tubing that's located within the heat exchanger. Scrubbing the tubes and the heater helps you to get rid of the build-up of dust, soot, and carbon. You should also clean the vent stack with your brush. Nobody really likes getting their hands dirty, leaving this to the professionals means you won't have to.

Why it's Time to Call the Professionals

Sure you may feel that you can clean your boiler yourself, but you shouldn't underestimate the quality of the job that the team at G&C Plumbing and Heating will do.

Our team are professionally trained to clean boilers and have a lot of experience in doing so. There's honestly not much point in trying to clean your own boiler when a company as experienced as G&C Plumbing and Heating are in your area and providing people just like you with an industry leading boiler cleaning service.

We know that you're more than capable of cleaning your boiler yourself, but by hiring us to do it for you, you give yourself the opportunity to relax instead of getting your hands dirty. We can identify when your boiler isn't operating at maximum efficiency and can pay extra attention to the parts that are responsible.

Another benefit of using our professional boiler cleaning service is that we know exactly what your boiler should look like under the cover. Choosing us to clean your boiler gives us the chance to spot any potential problems with your boiler's components before they become serious issues. In the event that we do spot any problems, we can repair or replace the fault parts.

G&C Plumbing and Heating are providing the Franklin, MA, community with an expert boiler cleaning service that simply cannot be beat! Call us today to find out more, or to book your boiler cleaning.

We provide you with a boiler so clean that you'll have to see it to believe it.



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