If you are one of the many people who prefer a boiler to a furnace or other type of home heating equipment, no doubt the day will come when you’ll need to schedule a repair, either during business hours or after. The good news is that, as with every other heating repair we offer, we also offer 24-hour emergency boiler repair service to our customers in the Mid-Atlantic region. From Baltimore to DC and from Dover to Martinsburg, we offer 14 locations to make it easy for our Mid-Atlantic customers to get the HVAC help they need.
Because boilers use either steam or water that’s highly pressurized, despite their good safety record, they do have the potential to be dangerous if the boiler equipment is not conscientiously monitored and carefully maintained.
Several potential boiler safety issues to watch for:
- Inadequate ventilation in a closed boiler room can cause the boiler to draw the oxygen needed to support combustion from the air inside the room.
- The dropping atmospheric pressure that results from insufficient ventilation can prevent carbon monoxide from venting through the chimney, causing CO levels to build dangerously and creating the potential for an explosion.
- Water leaking from the pressure release valve can form deposits that may cause the valve to malfunction.
Once you become aware of such issues as the above, you may notice still further indicators of trouble. If you begin to suspect that something is wrong, it’s very important that you do not ignore your suspicions. This is the time to have your boiler checked by a Griffith Energy Services heating repair technician at a location near you. We are proud to bring you dependable boiler services at our 14 locations in Maryland, Delaware, Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and the West Virginia Panhandle. Now that you’ve read about some of the things that can go wrong with your boiler, it will be that much easier for you to recognize when something is wrong with your system. And with this knowledge, it will give you greater confidence in your decision to call our boiler repair experts to ensure your safety and comfort.
Boiler Maintenance Can Help You Avoid Unnecessary Repairs
In addition to exercising vigilance on your own, for the sake of safety it’s critical to schedule regular boiler maintenance checks, just to make sure one of the above boiler issues is not compromising the safety of your household, employees or customers. At Griffith Energy Services, we offer complete preventative maintenance checks for your boiler as well as high-quality repair services that can help restore your boiler to safer, more comfortable, and more efficient operation.