The boiler repairs are the procedures through which you restore the structural and functional integrity of the device nearly to its original condition. It may involve refurbishing and replacement of parts, accessories, and other components. Post repair maintenance plays a vital role in extending the lifespan of the boiler and its components to the maximum possible time.
Avoiding boiler breakdowns requires planned maintenance procedures. They can be categorized into periodical and preventive types. The service engineer can give you the checklist for the first set of procedures. For example, you can consider checking of pipes, valves, heating element, fuel tank, control panel, etc. Cleaning of parts like the heat exchanger, oil filter, nozzle, vent, etc. is one of the maintenance procedures. Oil change, tightening of joints and replacement of parts is also a part of the regular maintenance.
Preventive maintenance starts with continued monitoring of the boiler parts and its functionality. The boiler breakdowns don’t happen abruptly.
By using the latest technology and diagnostic tools, it is possible to detect the signs of fatigue. It is also possible to predict the nature, intensity and the probable time of failure. Hence, you can take the preventive care by repairing or replacing the components and parts just in time. The qualified service engineer can help you with cost-effective services and durable replacements.
Replacing the failing components and accessories can help prevent the breakdown. In this aspect, you may choose between the DIY procedures and the service from a specialist. The feasibility of your choice depends on the size of the boiler, number of outlets and applications, design complexity, etc. The recommended method is to call an experienced service engineer and get the problem fixed. This approach has many benefits.
The choice between repair and replacement of a component depends on the damage /defect nature, intensity, probable repair method, probable restoration of integrity (structural and functional), durability, safety, efficiency, etc. If any of the parameters proves to be below the ASTM standards, it is safer to replace.
In some other instances, the intensity and nature of the above-listed parameters could be high. Then you can opt for the repair to keep the expenses under control.