Servicing

Never underestimate the importance of having your boiler, central heating and gas appliances serviced regularly. An expertly serviced and maintained appliance is much more efficient, and much less likely to break down. Most important of all, it is a SAFE appliance. Servicing is a commonsense, cost-effective investment that can prolong the life of your boiler and heating systems.

Total Plumb is a Gas Safe registered company with the right answers to all your servicing requirements across the Somerset and Avon area. Contact us (link) for a free, no-obligation estimate.

When to service your appliances? The short answer is regularly - always better safe than sorry. Here are some of the telltale signs to look out for:

Faults indicating a boiler requires servicing

  • • Flames appear irregular or yellow
  • • Smell of fumes or gas - turn off gas at the meter, call emergency services on 0800 111 999 and then contact Total Plumb
  • • Staining, soot deposits or scorch marks around or near the appliance
  • • Overheating - temperature gauge goes above 80 degrees
  • • Pressure drops rapidly - boiler needs refilling more than once a month
  • • Fan makes a loud screech or whines loudly
  • • Pilot won’t stay alight and goes out repeatedly
  • • Lack of heat or hot water

Faults indicating a gas fire requires servicing

  • • Flames appear irregular or yellow (flame effect fires require particular attention)
  • • Smell of fumes or gas - turn off gas at the meter, call emergency services on 0800 111 999 and then contact Total Plumb
  • • Damaged coals or radiants
  • • Soot deposits around the appliance, smoke dispersing back into the room
  • • Failure to ignite on first light
  • • Pilot goes out repeatedly or fails to light easily

Faults indicating a cooker requires servicing

  • • Flames appear irregular or yellow
  • • Flames appear to lift off the burner or a roaring sound is heard
  • • Smell of fumes or gas - turn off gas at the meter, call emergency services on 0800 111 999 and then contact Total Plumb
  • • Flame from burner is uncontrollable
  • • Stains or smoke marks around oven door
  • • Failure to ignite on first light
  • • Pilot goes out repeatedly or fails to light easily

Checks/cleaning/adjustments included in our boiler servicing package

  • • Ventilation
  • • Electrical connections and bonding
  • • Seals and combustion chamber
  • • Burners
  • • Gas rates
  • • All controls
  • • Combustion flue analysis

Note: servicing for back boilers and gas fires involves additional tests and will be subject to an additional charge. See Pricing .