Is your business ready for the winter?

As we know, with British weather and global warming all thrown into the mix, you never quite know what weather forecast is lurking around the corner. At this time of year, in the lead up to winter, every business with a heating appliance should be having it checked and maintained to avoid winter breakdowns, eliminate downtime and cut out unnecessary repair bills. By calling in the Plumbing & Gas Solutions team you are less likely to suffer an untimely breakdown while also adding longevity by implementing a regular maintenance regime. Read these six reasons why you should get your heating appliance serviced before winter really kicks in:

Safety first, always

According to the Department of Health, 4,000 people visit A&E each year with suspected carbon monoxide poisoning. With the symptoms of CO poisoning comparable to common colds (headaches, dizziness, nausea), often the real cause can be overlooked. The easiest way to protect your staff from harm and to avoid a hefty claim, is to ensure your gas appliances are serviced regularly by our qualified engineers.

Avoid untimely breakdowns

We’ve all been there. Something breaks when you least need the hassle, or the cost – so why wait for this to happen? During a boiler service, our experienced engineers will thoroughly check, test and inspect the components of your appliance are working correctly. Those that require changing will be flagged, most importantly, before they fail, giving you the upper hand to replace and repair before the situation worsens. The majority of urgent breakdowns we attend have started from a tiny problem that would have been detected during routine servicing. It is worth noting that if a boiler breaks in the middle of winter, the turnaround time for a new one could take over a week. Can your business be left in the cold for this long? Ensure a boiler breakdown won’t grind your business to a halt by getting it checked over!

Save money on energy bills

Penny pinching and looking to save on your business bills? We don’t blame you - and boiler servicing is a great place to start. A boiler operating efficiently will help to keep your energy bills to a minimum, whilst a faulty or poorly balanced system may use more fuel and send your energy bills skyrocketing. Service your appliance annually and have peace of mind it’s operating cost-effectively.

Do your bit for the environment (yes, really…)

OK, so this point links to reason three – BUT it’s valid, nonetheless. Boiler servicing = efficient boiler = reduced fuel wastage = reduced carbon footprint. It really is as simple as that.

You’ll stay under warranty

Many boiler manufacturers stipulate annual boiler servicing to validate the warranty. Imagine experiencing a breakdown on your two to three-year-old boiler, to find out by the manufacturer you are not entitled to a FREE repair visit because you failed to maintain annual servicing. Eeeeek.

Landlords, don’t break the law!

For business landlords, this should be an obvious one. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 requires landlords to annually safety check (service) all gas appliances in a tenanted property. They must keep a copy of these checks and supply them to the occupant at the beginning of each tenancy. In a rental office, boiler servicing is the law. If you invite visitors, guests or staff in to your property then you have a legal obligation to ensure your heating system is in good working order and certified annually. So if you’re Milton Keynes based (or surrounding) and looking to have your heating appliance serviced we can help! At Plumbing & Gas Solutions, we provide both industrial, commercial and domestic appliance servicing. Gas, oil, LPG – we have the solution, don’t leave your business in the cold!

Get in touch to arrange your annual boiler service today. Email, call 01908 464207

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