With so many other important jobs requiring our attention on a daily basis, it could be easy to forget about that hard-working boiler, but do so at your peril.
Often seen and not heard, boilers are hidden away for most of the time, and yet they provide some of the most essential services to your house. Worcester Bosch have recently carried out some research that makes for worrying news when it comes to homeowners, landlords, and their failure to adequately look after their boilers.
According to the research, almost a third of boilers are often left to become overdue on checks. And as lockdown took hold in the UK, those checks became delayed even further, despite the fact that essential plumbing work was never banned in the UK. In fact, 24% of survey respondents admitted that they didn’t even know that boilers should ideally be checked every 12 months.
Also troubling was the finding that around a quarter of UK customers surveyed believed that a boiler would probably only last for around 5 years.
Martyn Bridges, who is the Director of Technical Communication and Product Management at Worcester Bosch said: “Our findings are alarming, however sadly not too surprising. Heating appliances such as boilers are regularly overlooked by homeowners, even though if not properly maintained they can cause a number of issues.
“Having your boiler regularly serviced can ensure it is running efficiently and safely, as well as avoiding unavoidable – and sometimes costly – issues later down the line.”
Boiler Servicing in Loughborough and the East Midlands
Indeed, a well-maintained boiler is less likely to develop serious faults, and will serve you for a greater period of time. If you are a homeowner or landlord in Loughborough, Hathern, Shepshed, Kegworth or the surrounding areas of the East Midlands, you can trust Synergy Plumbing Services to keep your boiler going strong. Our local, well-reviewed team are able to provide one-off services, or regular contracts depending on your circumstances and requirements. Synergy is a Gas Safe registered company, giving you complete peace of mind. Contact us today.