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Boilers are an essential appliance of modern homes and businesses, providing heating and hot water on demand. However, like any mechanical system, boilers require regular maintenance and get serviced to ensure they operate safely and efficiently. One way to keep your boiler in top condition is by scheduling a one-off boiler service.

Easy one-off Boiler servicing in London?

As a homeowner or landlord, you must keep tabs on your boiler to be fully prepared for the cold weather. None of us wants to wake up cold on winter mornings because the boiler has broken down.

So, before winter sets in, it's wise to check and maintain the functionality of your boiler on a regular basis to keep you warm - at least on an annual basis and before winter has arrived. Doing so allows you to nip in the bud any early signs of potential trouble and avoid them turning into expensive repairs.

When it comes to upkeeping boilers, taking preventative measures can greatly help you reduce the chances of unexpected breakdowns and costly repairs. That's where boiler insurance cover comes in. You can tailor your cover to your specific needs with various options available, offering added peace of mind.

In addition to insurance, many companies in London offer one-off boiler services to perform annual boiler service and ensure your boiler is in top condition. Serviceteam's one-off boiler service provides a thorough inspection, cleaning, and tune-up in one visit. This is ideal for those seeking a comprehensive solution for their boiler maintenance needs. Whether a homeowner or landlord, investing in regular boiler maintenance and insurance can save you time, money, and stress in the long run. So you can stay at home, enjoying the coziness of your home.

Benefits of One-Off Boiler Service.

Instead of paying a monthly premium for boiler insurance, there are potentially significant cost benefits to a 'pay as you go', one-off boiler service.
A one-off boiler servicing has the following advantages:

Compared to a boiler cover plan, one-time boiler servicing can be less expensive.

You can choose which company, and you're not limited to one specific supplier, as may be the case with the insurance company.

You may compare prices to find cheaper premiums.

You only pay for what you need, which means you may not need a fully comprehensive boiler cover policy. A one-off boiler servicing would be a better option.

You don't have to meet any policy criterion before you can make a claim.

A one-off boiler service typically includes a visual inspection of your boiler, followed by a more detailed inspection of the internal components. The service engineer will check the boiler's pressure, thermostat, safety valves, CO levels, boiler casing seals and other critical parts to ensure everything works correctly. They may also clean the burner and heat exchanger to improve the boiler's efficiency.

During the service, the engineer may also advise on how to improve your boiler's performance and efficiency. They may recommend upgrades or modifications to the system, such as installing a programmable thermostat.

Another benefit of a one-off boiler service that you can get is peace of mind. If you're not sure about your boiler condition or concerned about its repairs and safety, serviceteam can help you give additional guides to put your mind at rest. Our qualified engineers can identify any potential issues in boilers and recommend a contingency plan.

One-off boiler service checks.


Through check of the safety devices

Cleaning of all necessary boiler parts

Boiler casing seal check

Boiler is tested for any further faults

A detailed service report

A landlord's responsibility

Boiler flame colour check

Boiler flue check (internal & external)

Presence of CO

Boiler pressure

A full gas tightness test

Check all internal parts

As a landlord, it's crucial that you prioritise the safety and comfort of your tenants. This means taking responsibility for their heating needs and that all boilers in a landlord's properties are up-to-date, efficient and in accordance with regulations. A Gas Safety Certificate will be required (by law) to prove that a rented property with a gas boiler installation has been inspected and passed as safe. This is an annual obligation a landlord has to its tenants. In the event of a Gas related accident causing personal injury, a landlord can be severely fined or imprisoned (or both).

It's essential to ensure that annual gas safety inspections take place to remain compliant with legal responsibilities and, by doing so, can foster a thriving and respectful bond with your tenants.

Should I buy boiler insurance?

When deciding whether to purchase boiler insurance, it's important to take various factors into consideration.

First and foremost, you must evaluate whether you have sufficient coverage for your boiler repairs in your

household insurance policy. The cost of monthly premiums can seem daunting, so it's worth weighing up the monthly/annual expense against the potential costs of repairs or replacements without insurance.

Professional boiler servicing.

A one-off boiler service is essential to maintain the functionality of your boiler as it can enhance performance, reduce breakdowns and highlight any potential faults. While specific service/repair times will differ depending on the make and boiler's model, a boiler service takes between 30 to 60 minutes on average. A Gas Safe registered engineer is the only individual qualified to work on a gas appliance. Don't be tempted to engage a keen DIY-er (unqualified) to work on your gas boiler; if you do, you do so at your own and your family's peril!

After a thorough inspection, the serviceteam gas-safe registered engineer will issue a clean bill of health or advise you otherwise. Pay attention to your boiler's upkeep to ensure the safety of your household by investing in regular maintenance.

Always look for Gas Safe registered companies, as this indicates they have the necessary qualifications and training to work on gas appliances. You can also check the reviews a company has received on Checkatrade, WHICH Trusted Trader or Trust Pilot, to ensure you choose a trustworthy and reliable company.

At serviceteam, we pride ourselves on being one of the industry's most reliable and trusted heating contractors for any boiler repair services. As a Worcester Bosch accredited boiler installer and LGA registered with the Electric Heating Company, we have the expertise and knowledge to care for your heating needs. All these factors demonstrate our commitment to providing our customers with modern and innovative heating solutions.

Our highly skilled electricians and Gas-safe registered engineers ensure you get the highest quality of service around. At Serviceteam, we believe that our clients deserve the best, so we work tirelessly to deliver on this promise.

If you need to book a boiler engineer online, act now!