What Should I Expect From A Boiler Service?

A standard service looks at the efficiency of the boiler, checking for any faults, or any parts that need repairing. As lots of different parts are checked during a service, you should expect it to last at least 30 minutes. Typically, the following will be seen in a boiler service:
-Checking safety devices.
-Cleaning boiler parts, if necessary.
-Internal and external flue checks.
-Checking the operating pressure and heat inputs.
-Check case seals.
-Checking for any working faults.
-Removal of boiler casing to check the main boiler components.

At the end of a service, landlords and businesses will receive records and certificates, in line with the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations (1998). It is important to ask the gas safe registered engineer any questions that you may have about your boiler or the service to ensure that you can maintain the condition of the boiler as much as possible before the next service.

Detect Issues Before They Happen

Having a boiler breakdown is inconvenient but by regularly servicing your boiler, potential issues can be detected and amended before they become serious problems. Regardless of how minor the fault might be with the boiler, it is best to address the issue before it causes physical and financial damage.


When servicing a boiler, a gas safe registered engineer will check your boiler for leaks or potential threats. Any faults, especially if the boiler is not burning correctly, could lead to a leak of carbon monoxide. With carbon monoxide being a colourless, odourless gas, this means that it could be leaking from your boiler without you knowing. To ensure the safety of your occupants and to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, it is essential to regularly have your boiler serviced.

Save Money

By servicing your boiler, any issues or faults can be identified and fixed to help maintain the boiler. By fixing the faults instead of replacing the boiler, this can save money. An average boiler service is around £80, but boiler repairs can be from £100+, depending on the extent of the repair. In addition to this, you can save money on your gas bills since the engineers will be ensuring your boiler is working effectively.

Extend The Lifetime Of The Boiler

When faults are identified and fixed, this causes the boiler to work more efficiently as any faulty parts have been replaced with new parts. In return, this expands the lifetime of your boiler as you will not have to replace the entire boiler.

A Legal Requirement For Landlords

Due to the Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations (1998), landlords have a legal requirement to maintain and provide gas appliances. When a boiler service is conducted, landlords and businesses will receive gas certificates and gas records for proof of the safety of all gas appliances; it is a legal requirement to have access to these documents. Please be aware that if the gas appliance is owned by the tenant and not the landlord, it is the tenant’s responsibility to maintain the appliance, not the landlord’s. For more information about what a landlord’s legal responsibilities are for boilers, please click here.

Staying Under Warranty

If your boiler is under warranty, there is a high chance that your warranty includes a clause that means the contract will be voided if the boiler is not serviced annually. It is best practice to keep track of when your last boiler service was so you can book the next one just before a year has passed. This good practice will reduce the chances of your warranty being voided, so you can get money if your boiler breaks down.

How Often Should I Have my Boiler Serviced?

As a standard, it is common to service boilers every 12 months. If you have any concerns regarding your boiler, you should book a servicing early to ensure that there are no faults. You should keep track of when your boiler has been serviced, so you know when to book your next annual service.

If you are concerned about your boiler or you need to complete your annual service, call us today on 01274 317169 or email us at info@bradfordboilercompany.co.uk.