Boiler Inspection and Maintenance Services in Tarrant County, Texas
Many modern homes are turning to boilers to provide heat during the coldest months over a traditional furnace system. For homes currently using a boiler system or considering making the switch, it is important to understand how your system works and what maintenance it needs. Routine maintenance not only helps prevent catastrophic issues from arising but also ensures that your home’s heat is always working when you need it most. HEB Plumbing & Sprinkler is Tarrant County’s go-to team for boiler inspection and maintenance services. Here is what you need to know about your boiler system.
How Does a Boiler Operate?
Boilers can run off of natural gas, electricity, or, less commonly, wood pellets. Boilers work by first heating the water in the holding tank through an oil-fired or gas burner, depending on the type you have. The water is then turned into steam which travels through the pipes to the radiators or convectors. Once at its destination, the steam gives off heat used to warm the room. When it has given off sufficient heat, the steam cools and condenses back to water. This process is repeated over as the boiler continues to provide warmth.
Boiler Maintenance Services
Boiler maintenance should be performed once a year to ensure the system is working properly. HEB Plumbing & Sprinkler’s boiler maintenance services include:
A Visual Inspection of the Boiler
Our team checks for damage or dirt that could affect the various components of the boiler, such as the safety valve, pressure level gauge, and water level gauge. If any components are dirty or seem to be malfunctioning, these issues should then be addressed.
A Check of the Operations and Controls
HEB Plumbing & Sprinkler takes the time to check all of the controls and safety devices on your boiler to ensure they are functioning properly.
An Inspection of the Flue for Damage
We check the flue, the pipe that runs from your boiler to the outside of your house, for signs of damage or obstructions. If there are signs of damage, our team will make the necessary repairs to ensure your boiler operates safely.
Cleaning the Main Boiler Components
We will remove, inspect, and thoroughly clean the main components of your boiler during every inspection. This ensures that they work properly and there are no noticeable defects or damages. These components include:
- The main burner
- Heat exchanger
- The flue ways
- Ignition pins
We will also perform a visual inspection of:
- Flame sense device
- Pilot burner along with its cables and probes
- High-limit thermostat
- Boiler operation
- Provision of adequate ventilation
- Flue effectiveness
- Heating controls
- Electrical wiring connections
- Location of the boiler to ensure that any nearby combustible materials are removed at once
- Gas and pressure flow
- Safety devices
Have a Boiler That Needs Maintenance?
Our team of experts at HEB Plumbing & Sprinkler offers thorough boiler inspection services to make sure your boiler continues to run through throughout the coldest days of winter. If you need boiler maintenance or help winterizing your plumbing, contact us today! We are proud to provide the residents and commercial business owners of Tarrant County with all of their plumbing and sprinkler needs.