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3 Tips To Avoid A Boiler Emergency

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Many commercial buildings rely on a boiler to produce heated air. These boilers are valuable appliances, but they can become deadly if they are not maintained properly.

Caring for your boiler on a regular basis will help improve the safety and performance of your building's heating system and allow you to avoid dangerous and costly boiler emergencies in the future.

1. Lubricate your boiler often.

Your boiler is a complex system that is made up of many moving mechanical parts. These moving parts need to operate efficiently in order to ensure the proper performance of the boiler as a whole.

Moving parts need access to lubrication at all times to avoid friction that can lead to a dangerous buildup of heat within your boiler's mechanical components. Adding lubrication to parts that are constantly in motion can help you extend the life of your boiler. Take the time to lubricate your boiler's fan and pumps often to prevent mechanical malfunctions.

2. Keep air vents clear.

Dirt and debris can accumulate in the air vents that are connected to your boiler. Over time, the accumulation of dirt and debris could create blockages that prevent air from flowing freely through the vents. These blockages could cause the boiler to overwork in order to heat your building, placing unnecessary strain on the boiler.

Gas boilers need constant access to clear vents and flues to prevent dangerous gas pockets from forming. Taking the time to clean out your vents and flues on a regular basis will help you avoid a potentially explosive situation.

3. Maintain water levels.

Your boiler relies on a steady supply of water to generate the steam required for heating applications. Allowing your boiler to run dry could be a deadly mistake. When water levels within your boiler system fall below minimum levels, the boiler can overheat.

This excessive heat could ignite the gas supply powering your boiler, resulting in a deadly explosion. Check the water levels within your boiler frequently and make any adjustments needed to your plumbing set up to ensure that the boiler has a constant and steady supply of fresh water.

Being able to maintain your boiler properly will help you avoid malfunctions that could lead to boiler emergencies. Lubricating your boiler's moving parts, keeping vents and flues clean, and maintaining minimum water levels in your boiler at all times will help ensure that your boiler runs safely and efficiently. For more information on boiler emergency repairs, contact your local installation service.