Serving Essex, Passaic, Hudson, and Bergen Counties
It can be quite unpleasant and frustrating to be without heat or hot water. Commercial boiler service can also mean expensive down time. If you want prompt and professional service, our fleet of fully equipped trucks and certified plumbers are available 24/7. All Clear Plumbing has been in business for more than 15 years, building our reputation for technical excellence combined with fast and friendly service.
Don’t forget the importance of regular boiler maintenance. It will improve efficiency for reduced energy costs, achieve the maximum lifetime, and minimize disruptions from unexpected problems.
Whether natural gas or propane, commercial boiler units typically provide hot water for apartments, commercial buildings, and senior care facilities.
These systems are more complex than hot water heaters and forced air furnaces. As a closed system, they need more valves and controls, and safety is a much bigger concern due to the possibility of a steam explosion. Here are a few of the items that need regular inspection and servicing, and may sometimes need repair or replacement:
• air vent
• circulator pump
• drain valve
• expansion tank
• flow control valve
• gas burner and gas valve
• pressure and temperature gage
• pressure reducing valve
• pressure relief valve
• water feed valve
They are, nevertheless safe and reliable, with preventative boiler maintenance. Never take a chance with do-it-yourself or even general plumbers. Hiring only experienced boiler experts is absolutely crucial.
Scheduled boiler maintenance is a proactive strategy to avoid disruptions. With the right plan you’ll minimize the odds of getting stuck in the cold or facing a business shutdown. Preventative maintenance reduces the likelihood of expensive repairs and significantly extends the life of your heater. Additionally, you’ll maintain maximum efficiency and reduce your utility costs. All in all, proper boiler maintenance minimizes the cost of ownership and operation. A properly maintained boiler can last for 20 years or more.
An annual service visit is also convenient; everything gets taken care of once a year rather than piecemeal. Annual maintenance includes a thorough inspection and cleaning, and replacing certain components such as gaskets and seals. The burner itself needs to be checked and adjusted, and flushed to minimize build-up. The full checklist includes dozens of items to be inspected, tested, or measured.
In some situations local codes and/or insurance policies require a formalized inspection as a part of commercial boiler service. All Clear Plumbing is ready and able to take care of these.
Some high-efficiency heaters may even warrant quarterly maintenance visits. Even here, maintenance costs are more than repaid through reduced future expenses.
All Clear Plumbing’s fleet of trucks and plumbing experts are ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle your boiler repair needs as soon as possible. We’re experts in trouble shooting and affordable repairs.
The most common problems involve the expansion tank or circulator pump rather than the boiler itself, but we’re experienced with all aspects of the system. Here are a few symptoms frequently encountered that call for a repair visit:
• No heat. This could be from a faulty pump, a thermostat problem, or a problem with the
pilot light or electronic ignition.
• Poor performance, such as increased utility bills or inadequate heating. This can be caused by
mineral deposits or a faulty pump.
• Water leakage anywhere in the system.
• Noisy pipes are often an expansion tank or circulator pump problem.
• The control system can also be a source of problems.