Proper Boiler Maintenance

Boilers are important for continuous functionality of many factories, commercial & residential buildings, hospitals, schools, and more. As we all know, a boiler is a large metal tank in which water is heated, turning it into steam in order to provide heat via radiators throughout a building. Proper boiler maintenance is key to the continued efficient and safe functionality of a boiler. Provided are some factors as to why proper boiler maintenance is critical.

Extended Equipment Lifespan

Routine maintenance will help extend the lifespan of boiler equipment. By resolving small problems such as leaks, improper control functionality, and pipe/vent issues, you can increase the lifespan of a boiler system. This will save money and time in the long run.

Accident Prevention

Keeping a boiler working properly is key to accident prevention. Boiler accidents can cause serious and life-threatening injury. Additionally, these accidents can cause massive structural damage to a structure the boiler is housed in. Making sure everything is working properly via routine boiler maintenance will reduce the risk of accidents by identifying small problems before they become big ones.

Compliance with Laws and Regulations

In order to be compliant with state laws and regulations, you need to make sure your boiler is in good working order. Some states even require boilers be inspected by professional, certified inspectors. Having your boiler in proper working order will ensure you meet the general emission and safety standards of your state.


Accumulation of combustion byproducts can block airflow and interfere with heat transfer. This will reduce the efficiency of the boiler and require burning additional, costly fuel to get the same output you did when the system was first installed. For this reason, regular boiler maintenance will help keep energy costs down and efficiency up.

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