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Did You Know These Boiler Maintenance Tips

Purchasing and installing a brand new boiler is very expensive investment in your property. It also isn't one most people want to make this time of the year when the months get colder. However, if you're interested in keeping your boiler in good condition and in working order for longer, have read of the boiler maintenance tips below in this blog post. But before we get right into this; if you'd like to find out how we can help with you and your home with our boiler services, visit our services page! Also, if you'd like to get in touch with us here at Richard's Heating & Plumbing, give us a call on our phone number on, 0161 942 6622.

Power Flushing 

Power flushing a great option when considering boiler maintenance for your boiler. This is a service carried out by Gas Safe registered engineers and involves removing the sludge, rust and other debris from the central heating system; ultimately, to help it operate more efficiently and keep your home a lot warmer. What's great about power flushing is that it's usually recommended for every 5 - 10 Years. Thus, the service has long-lasting results can you need not worry about having power flushing again for years to come. 

Annual Boiler Servicing 

Another great option for boiler maintenance is to receive an annual boiler servicing; again, another service conducted by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Boiler servicing involves checking and testing the boiler to ensure it is in working order and operating efficiently - By doing so, this can prevent any future repair expenses and other faults/problems that may occur. Here at Richard's Heating & Plumbing, boiler servicing is another service we offer across Bury. 

Bleeding Radiators 

Bleeding the radiators in your home is also good for keeping your boiler in great condition. Why? Well, by bleeding the radiators, its cost-effective as you can do this yourself and also means that they can operate more efficiently and warm up a lot better. 

Lag The Pipes 

During the winter, the temperature can often drop below zero; this can cause the boiler's external condensate pipe to freeze. What does this mean? Well, simply put, this will cause the boiler to cut out as a safety precaution. This is preventable however, and there's a few ways of going about this. Firstly, consider pouring warm water over the ice on the pipe to melt the ice. You can also consider insulating the pipe or even keep the heating on low constantly to prevent the pipe from freezing. 


There's plenty of boiler maintenance tips worth knowing about; however, you should always contact a Gas Safe registered engineer to take a further look at your boiler and asses whether it is in great condition. Why? Because boilers can become dangerous if they have problems or faults with them. If you notice anything unusual about your boiler, then get in touch with us here at Richard's Heating & Plumbing in Bury - Our contact details are below. 

Need Our Boiler Services in Manchester? 

Now that you're aware of some of the tips to keeping your boiler in great condition, why not get in touch and find out how we can help with our services? You can reach us via our phone number on, 0161 942 6622, or even our email address at, info@randsheating.com. Finally, you could also use our contact form on the website. We look forward to hearing from you!