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Boiler Service Plymouth

Boiler service My Plumber Plymouth – What a service from us may consist of

For combi boilers, heat only boilers, or system boilers;

  1. Clean any magnetic filters on the system, drop and clean the condense trap, clean  any debris on the burner rail or in the combustion case
  2. Test any safety devices including flame failure devices, high limit stats, APS
  3. Conduct a flue gas analysis of the products of combustion
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  • Look for and if possible repair any leaks that may have occurred in the boiler
  • Clean electrical connections, vent tubes with compressed air
  • Clean spark electrodes, flame rectification sensors
  • Apply fan lubrication to boiler fan if needed
  • Check fan pressure
  • Clean flue ways/terminal if required
  • Perform gas valve checks
  • Test expansion vessel for correct pre-charge
  • Calculate working Po at P1 point and heat input
  • Perform safety device checks

For back boilers and fires;

  • Remove the fire, combustion cover, lint arrester and heat exchanger protection plates
  • Vacuum, brush and clean all debris throughout the appliance and heat exchanger
  • Check pipes in voids are covered, annular space is sealed, sand and cement and fire cement are good condition.
  • Check flue connection to the boiler is good and visually good
  • Check safety devices are working and closing the gas valve within 60 secs
  • Check thermocouple and spark electrode for wear and tear
  • After 10 mins insert a smoke bomb and check the integrity of the flue
  • Check burner Po on the gas valve and heat input
  • Replace the fire after cleaning radiant’s and burner
  • Perform a spillage test in line with manufacturers instruction
  • Conduct a flue gas analysis of the products of combustion if needed.

*Remember a back boiler needs fresh air to allow safe combustion; this will be in the form of an air vent in the same room as the boiler. If this vent is blocked with newspaper or covered over, there is a chance of poor combustion and potential CO poisoning if the flue does not pull. 

For open flue appliances

  • Remove cover/combustion cover, lint arrester and heat exchanger protection plates
  • Vacuum, brush and clean all debris throughout the appliance and heat exchanger
  • Check pipes, sand/cement, and fire cement are good conditions.
  • Check flue connection to the boiler is good and visually good
  • Check draft diverter is in good condition
  • Check safety devices are working and closing the gas valve within 60 secs
  • Check thermocouple and spark electrode for wear and tear
  • After 10 mins insert a smoke bomb and check the integrity of the flue
  • Check burner Po on the gas valve and heat input
  • Perform a spillage test in line with manufacturers instruction
  • Conduct a flue gas analysis of the products of combustion if needed.

*Remember open flued appliances need fresh air to allow safe combustion; this will be in the form of an air vent in the same room as the boiler. If this vent is blocked with newspaper or covered over, there is a chance of poor combustion and potential CO poising if the flue does not pull. Above is an outline only. We follow the manufacturer’s instructions in line with current building and gas safe regulations when servicing any gas appliance. We also attend manufacturers’ training days to take advantage of the procedures that their engineers may use.

For fuel effect fires we require the instructions in order to replace coals in such a way that will not affect the combustion of the appliance.

  Boiler service Plymouth – Most boiler manufacturers including Vaillant and Worcester will offer 3 to 7-year warranty on newly installed boilers on the condition that the boiler is serviced every year by a gas safe registered engineer or business like us. Also a faulty boiler with worn seals/gaskets or a gas valve out of calibration can be extremely dangerous, increasing the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It’s, therefore, best to get your boiler serviced every year to make sure it’s working safely and within its specification. Small leaks that are nipped in the bud early may prevent bigger problems further down the line. If you have a magnetic filter on the system such as a Magna clean unit then annual cleaning is essential and protects the boiler throughout the year. Back boilers such as the Baxi Bermuda 551 are a potential death trap if not fully stripped and cleaned every year. The flues of these appliances need to be able to remove the products of combustion allowing a safe environment to live in.

Boiler service My Plumber Plymouth – What to expect

Depending on the appliance installed in your property, all care and consideration will be taken to respect and protect carpets and floors. We only ask for payment once the service is complete and you feel happy with the result. Payment can be taken via cheque, cash, or by an online bank transfer. Receipts will be issued upon request.

Boiler service Plymouth – How long does a Boiler service take?

Combination boilers, heat only boilers, and system boilers will take around 45 minutes. Gas fires also around 45 minutes. Back boilers can take up to 1.5 hours due to the nature of the appliance. See the bottom of this page to identify your boiler.

Most common boilers in UK homes needing annual servicing

WORCESTER; Worcester 24 I Junior, Worcester 24 I Junior, Worcester 28 I Junior, Worcester 28 I Junior, Worcester 25 SI , Worcester 29CDI Classic, Worcester 30CDI,  Worcester CDI Compact Worcester 24/28 RSF, Worcester 24/28, 230 series, 230 240 series, 240 BF 240, 240 RSF 280 series, 280 RSF, 350 series, 350 RSF, Highflow 400 series, Highflow 400 BF, Highflow 400 RSF, Greenstar series – Greenstar 40CDi, Greenstar 35CDi, Greenstar 30CDi, Greenstar 25CDi, Greenstar 42CDi, Greenstar 37CDi, Greenstar 30CDi, Greenstar 27CDi, Greenstar 30 HE, Combi Greenstar 25 HE, Combi Greenstar 40 HE, Plus Combi, Greenstar 35 HE, Plus Combi, Greenstar 30 HE, Plus Combi , Greenstar 30 & 40CDi Classic, Regular –  Greenstar 28 HE, System Greenstar 29 HE, Conventional  Greenstar 40 HE Conventional, Greenstar Highflow 440, Greenstar 40CDi Regular Greenstar 30CDi Regular Greenstar 30CDi System i series, 80ic 80ic 24i 28i Si series -Greenstar 25Si, Greenstar 30Si 24Si II 25Si 28Si 28, Si II i Junior series Greenstar 24 & 28i Junior, Greenstar i System 12, 15, 18 & 24 Greenstar Ri 12, 15, 18 & 24 24i Junior RSF, 28i Junior RSF CDi series – 24CDi BF 24CDi OF 24CDi RSF 26CDi Xtra RSF 28CDi RSF 35CDi 35CDi II RSF CBi series14/19 CBi 19/24 CBi 9/14 CBi SBi series15SBi RSF 24SBi RSF Highflow 400 Electronic series Highflow 400 Electronic BF Boiler service Bristol –  Highflow 400 Electronic Highflow 400 Electronic RSF   VAILLANT; Vaillant eco Tec pro 24, Vaillant eco Tec pro 28, Vaillant eco Tec plus 831 / 837, Vaillant Ecomax pro 18E/ 28e, Turbomax rangeeco Tec exclusive, eco Tec plus 600 range, eco Tec  plus 400 range/,   IDEAL; Ideal vogue, Ideal independents, ideal mexico, ideal icos, ideal isar, ideal logic, ideal logic +, ideal classic, ideal compact , ideal elan, ideal elise, ideaql esprit, ideal europa, ideal evo, excel, ideal henrad, ideal mini, ideal minimisar, Boiler service Bristol – ideal optia, ideal  response, ideal sprint, ideal  systemiser, ideal  turbo2-24, ideal wickes   BAXI; baxi Duo- tec. Baxi neta-tec, Baxi Avanta, Baxi Bermuda 551 back boilers   VIESSMANN;, Vitodens 100-W Vitodens 100-W Open vent Vitodens 100-W P25/P29 Vitodens 200-W Vitodens 111-W, Vitodens 242-F   GLOW WORM; Ultracom2 cxi, Ultracom2 35 store, Flexicom cx, Betacom2, Ultimate c, Easicom, Ultracom hxi, Flexicom hx, Ultimate h, System Boiler, Ultracom2 sxi, Flexicom sx, Ultimate s

How to identify what type of boiler you have at home

Combi boiler or combination boiler How to identify a combi boiler?

  • There will be no copper cylinder in your airing cupboard
  • There will be no headers tanks in the loft or cupboards of loft conversions
  • There will just be a single white boiler hung on a wall
  • For bigger properties, it may be floor-standing
  • There will be six copper pipes coming from or rising up from the boiler
system-boiler

System boiler This type of boiler works alongside a hot water cylinder. When we install these we typically seal the system turning the cylinder into an unvented cylinder and the system pressurized to 1.1 bar cold. The boiler contains an expansion vessel for the heating, a pump and safety controls. Using a programmer you can preheat the cylinder to provide hot water or run the pump to provide space heating around your home.     How to identify a system boiler?

  • There will normally be no header tanks in the loft or cupboards of loft conversions
  • There will be a cylinder in an airing cupboard
  • Above the cylinder, there will normally be an expansion vessel ( normally red)
  • There will also be a white boiler on a wall
  • You will have to program in or click on before hot water can be used
  • There will be five copper pipes coming from or rising up from the boiler

Open vent boilers including back boilers

vent-boiler

This is the traditional system that we find in older properties. They two work alongside a copper cylinder to provide stored hot water to the property. As this system is not sealed and has open vents, tanks will be in the attic, one small called the f and e tank or feed and expansion tank, and one big called the cwsc, or cold water storage cistern.   How to identify an open vent boiler?

  • There will normally be header tanks in the loft or cupboards of loft conversions
  • There will be a cylinder in an airing cupboard
  • There will also be a white boiler on a wall, or the boiler will be behind a fire in the living room
  • You will have to program in or click on before hot water can be used
  • There will be five copper pipes coming from or rising up from the boiler

Vaillant boiler owners who have boilers 4 – 5 years old or more….These boilers may need a graphite sealing gasket replaced around the combustion chamber. If these fail the result can damaging to the boiler. If your Vaillant boiler is listed below then call us to book in a full scope service and sealing gasket change.

Ecomax 613Ecotec Plus 630
Ecomax 613 EhEcotec Plus 637
Ecomax 613/2 EEcotec Plus 824
Ecomax 613/2E Vu 126/2-CEcotec Plus 824
Ecomax 618Ecotec Plus 831
Ecomax 618Ecotec Plus 831
Ecomax 618 EhEcotec Plus 837
Ecomax 618/2 EEcotec Plus 937
Ecomax 618/2EEcotec Pro 24
Ecomax 618/2E Vu 186/2-CEcotec Pro 28
Ecomax 622Ecotec Pro 28
Ecomax 622Vih Cl 15 S
Ecomax 622 Eh/EVu 126 E-C
Ecomax 622/2 EVu 126/2-C
Ecomax 622/2 EVu 126/3-5
Ecomax 622/2E 226/2-CVu 126/3-5 R1
Ecomax 635Vu 156/3-5
Ecomax 635 EVu 156/3-5 R1
Ecomax 635 EVu 186/3-5
Ecomax 646Vu 186/3-5 R1
Ecomax 824Vu 226/2-C
Ecomax 824Vu 246 E-C
Ecomax 824 H/PVu 246/3-5
Ecomax 824/2 EVu 246/3-5 R1
Ecomax 824/2 EVu 306/3-5
Ecomax 824/2E 246/2-CVu 306/3-5 R1
Ecomax 828Vu 356/2-C
Ecomax 828Vu 356-C
Ecomax 828 H/PVu 376/3-5 R1
Ecomax 828/2 EVu 466/4-5
Ecomax 828/2 EVu 466-7
Ecomax 828/2E 286/2-CVui 376/3-5
Ecomax 835 EVuw 246 E-C
Ecotec Exclusive 832Vuw 246/2-C
Ecotec Exclusive 838Vuw 246/3-3 R1
Ecotec Plus 415Vuw 246/3-5
Ecotec Plus 418Vuw 246/3-5 R1
Ecotec Plus 428Vuw 286 E-C
Ecotec Plus 438Vuw 286/2-C
Ecotec Plus 612Vuw 286/3-3
Ecotec Plus 612Vuw 286/3-3 R1
Ecotec Plus 615Vuw 316/3-5
Ecotec Plus 615Vuw 316/3-5 R1
Ecotec Plus 618Vuw 326/4-E
Ecotec Plus 618Vuw 356-C
Ecotec Plus 624Vuw 376/3-5 R1
Ecotec Plus 624Vuw 386/4-E
Ecotec Plus 630