Questions to Ask Your Boiler Repair Professional


Repairing home based boilers is a complex task, as it involves handling of various boiler types and their internal architecture. As a customer, you may be familiar with some of the common problems in the system based on your experience. But there are many instances wherein you may not be aware of the exact problems. Then you decide on hiring a Mechanical Contractor. This article gives you a list of questions you need to ask them before deciding on hiring their services.

Questions to Ask

What are the types of boilers you specialize in?

Generally the residential boilers are categorized into conventional, condensing, system, Combi, and energy efficient types. Conventional boilers may use gas, heating and electricity, while the modern boilers work mainly on gas and electricity. The contractor should have experience in working all types of boilers. At the same time, they should have technicians, who are specialized in the specific type of boiler you own.

Are you licensed for HVAC and compact size boilers?

Residential accommodations with single family generally use boilers of 1 to 5 gallons capacity, depending on the number of outlet terminals and frequency of usage. HVAC boilers are used in apartments and multifamily residences. You need to ask this question because a repairer specialized in HVAC type may not be an expert in handling smaller size boilers and vice versa.

What are the safety measures you follow?

The OSHA and the ASME have outlined certain specific guidelines related to safety of residential boilers. They cover all types and sizes. The qualified boiler repairer should be able to handle all the safety measures for parts. Technical safety is one of the key elements which need first priority.

What are the repair procedures you follow?

The repair procedures depend on the nature and intensity of the faults. However, the standard procedures include the following steps.

Post repair monitoring services are highly essential for high intensity failures. The specialist will be able to certify the repaired parts to be safe after a few tests according to the ASME and OSHA standards.