Many older homes have boilers in their basements. You've probably seen those old, iron systems that lurk imposingly in the darker reaches of the mechanical room. These boilers have long been the central workhorse of our homes for quite some time. They have kept us warm for over 150 years.
A boiler is typically a closed vessel in which water is heated using electrical elements or natural gas. The heated or vaporized water exits the boiler for use in various processes or heating applications, including water-based heating, cooking and sanitation. When you take that warm shower or use hot water to wash those dishes sparkly-clean, you have your boiler to thank. This hot water boiler lives behind the scenes – often in the darkest corner of your basement – yet it provides something we are accustomed to having on a daily basis. Life without hot water would be a challenge, to say the least.
Maintaining your boiler requires the expertise of certified technicians, making the team at Steve’s Plumbing & Heating a perfect fit for this task. Recognizing unusual noises, improper gauge readings, leaks or signs of overheating require prompt corrective action that may prevent costly repairs or unexpected down time. All piping connections to the system and its accessories must be without fault because even a minor leak, if neglected, may soon become serious.
These tasks are best left to qualified professionals. That's where we come in. Our technicians are industry experts in boiler maintenance and repair. Don't let your guard down and get caught out in the cold. Make sure your boiler is properly tuned.
Regular boiler maintenance is extremely important in our harsh climate so that you don’t experience a sudden boiler system shutdown. Even the best maintained boilers break down from time to time, however. If your boiler conks out, give us a call and we’ll dispatch our expert technicians. They’ll make sure that your home remains warm and cozy.