3 Simple Routine Checks Tenants Should Do To Maintain Their Boilers
As a tenant, it is important to do your part in taking care of your boiler. After all, you want it to last for as long as possible and avoid any costly repairs. Luckily, there are some simple routine checks you can do to maintain your boiler and keep it running smoothly.
As part of your Tenancy agreement, you are required to undertake maintenance to the property and this includes doing routine checks and maintenance of your boiler.
As a tenant, you may think keeping your boiler well-maintained and in good working condition seems like too much trouble but in fact, it is easy to do. Of course, you can call a contractor to do it but this will likely cost £80 upwards.
The video and the guide below will give you the general steps for maintaining your boiler.
Routine Checks To Keep Your Boiler In Good Working Condition
Here are three boiler maintenance tips all tenants should know and do:
- Check and flush your boiler and replace it with clean water with inhibitor liquid in it according to the manufacturer's manual.
By checking and flushing your boiler regularly, you can prolong its lifespan and avoid costly repairs down the line. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully so you don't damage your boiler.
- Check and clean your magnetic filter. A clogged filter can prevent your boiler from running properly and cause unnecessary wear and tear.
Fortunately, this is an easy fix. Simply remove the filter and clean it with soap and water. Again, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions carefully so you don't damage the filter and boiler.
- Routine boiler care checklist:
When your boiler is running:
- Listen for common boiler noises and those that don't sound right.
- Check the boiler pressure
- Check your boiler flame and ensure it has a strong blue flame colour
- Check the flue for cracks or loose joints
- Switch your boiler on for an hour (especially if you don't use it regularly)
- Check for radiator problems
- Do a visual check for dripping, corrosion, cracks, or loose joints
Every six months/annually:
- Bleed your radiator
- Get your boiler serviced and safety-checked
These simple steps can help you care for your boiler so it can you better and for longer.
Regular Checks Mean Peace Of Mind
Regular checks and maintenance will help keep your boiler running more efficiently, which can save you money on your energy bills. By following these tips, you can avoid costly repairs down the line and have peace of mind knowing that your boiler is in good working condition.
But if you find that doing routine checks on your boiler has not been successful in keeping it in working condition, please contact us on 01522503717 and we will be able to send out a contractor. However, if the repair needed falls under your responsibility as a tenant then you will be charged for the work.
Reminder That You May Be Charged - Where our contractor has arranged a time with you to attend and you postpone, cancel, or don't show up or where it is your fault for the appointment not proceeding you will be responsible for paying the call-out charge for the contractor and potentially any restocking fee for parts. Where the fault, issue or damage, is put down to your or other tenants, permitted occupiers, or guests' actions, you will be responsible for paying for the repair. These terms are already part of your Tenancy Agreement.