Check the Water level: You should check the water level every two weeks to avoid boiler problems. If it is functioning without water, then the boiler could be in trouble. It itself would be risky not only for your family but for the things around it too. In case water level is lower than balance level, you’ll have to check water fittings to make sure if they are working properly or not.
Check the ventilation: Boilers can’t work efficiently if air vents are blocked. First of all, you’ll have to look at its installation place. Make sure your boiler is placed in dust-free place since dust can block the air vents. And a furnace couldn’t work efficiently in such circumstances. You need to follow proper ventilation instructions from your boiler’s manufacturer.
Check the flame: A blue flame of the boiler means that it is defective and you need the assistance of a Gas Safe engineer. If it’s showing yellow or orange flame, don’t worry! Your boiler is working fine.
Check for the leakage: Gas or fuel somehow finds a way to leak through orifices. If you detect any damage or outdated part, then call professionals for its replacement. They will thoroughly examine the parts to fix the leakage problem. It is recommended to get the faulty parts fixed as early as possible because carbon monoxide could prove to be hazardous for you and your loved ones.
See Pressure Valve: In some scenarios, you will see water dripping out of pipes. It usually happens when the boiler has overflowed or may have been working for a long time. Pressure release valves are the problem causing elements in scenarios like this. Get the assistance of any skilled fixer to resolve this issue immediately.
Check for the cracks in the body: If you have a defective boiler then definitely rusted body metal would have some cracks. It may result in leakage due to cracks and chinks. So if boiler’s body is fragile, then the first optimal solution is to replace that immediately rather than repairing multiple times. Because it wouldn’t work efficiently like the original one.
Flush out the Boiler water: It is suggested that boiler water be flushed out 2-3 times a year. This practice is required to be done right after winter when its usage is at its peak, and there would be debris and dust accumulated around the internal parts of the boiler. Install some new seals before refilling. Do clean the boiler’s interior after flushing out the water.
Annual Check: An annual inspection should be done by gas safety engineers who are already dealing with such hitches in an efficient manner. Boiler service should be done by expert professionals.
Boiler Lubricating: For boiler’s smooth working it is mandatory to lubricate its parts. It will enhance its working efficiency. If you want to see it operating perfectly, then grease the boiler parts which are in continuous motion.
Avoid to do by yourself: Resolving the issues all by yourself and without any professional’s help is strictly prohibited. Make sure your first preference in such complications is a Gas Safe registered engineer having hands-on experience.