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Boiler Maintenance Tips

Just like our cars, keeping our boilers in great condition requires the same care and attention. In our blog post here at G.Capper Plumbing and Heating, we've created a short list of tips to consider to help make sure your boiler remains in working order and operates efficiently. However, whilst these tips are useful knowing, you should always hire a Gas Safe registered engineer to carry out any checks or tests if you believe your boiler isn't in good condition. With this being said, if you require any of our services across Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewksbury, Newent, Cirencester, Stow on the Wold. 

Boiler Maintenance Tips

Below are just a number of boiler maintenance tips, however if you do require our services, simply give us a call on, 07811 947787 or use the additional contact details at the bottom of this page. 

Boiler Service on an Annual Basis

Firstly, and a great way to stay on top of the condition of your boiler is having an annual boiler service. This involves having a Gas Safe registered engineer conduct the tests and checks on the boiler to ensure that everything is running efficiently and in working order. It is also recommended that you have your boiler serviced on an annual basis, as this means that a Gas Safe registered engineer can identify and locate any problems before they become serious. However, if you wasn't already aware, a landlord must legally have their boiler serviced on an annual basis.

Bleeding Your Radiators

Another boiler maintenance tip for you to consider is bleeding the radiators throughout your home. This is a great way to make sure your radiators are operating efficiently and have them return to performing as you remember them. It's a good idea to bleed your radiators if you notice cold spots or your radiators taking longer and longer to warm up.


Another great tip for boiler maintenance is powerflushing. Powerflushing involves removing all the sludge, rust and debris from your radiators and central heating system. A Gas Safe registered engineer can carry out powerflushing which has a range of benefits such as improving efficiency, increasing life-span of your central heating system and radiators and much more.

Lagging the Pipe

The final point we'd like to make in this blog post is lagging the pipe. This particular point is especially  relevant during the colder months of the year when pipes can freeze up due to cold weather. However, by lagging the pipe, you can reduce the possibility of the pipe freezing up.

Boiler Services in Gloucester

So, now you're aware of the many boiler maintenance tips available to you. However, if you'd like to contact us regarding our services here at G.Capper Plumbing and Heating then please do so! We're available across Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewksbury, Newent, Cirencester and Stow on the Wold. You can reach us by simply giving us a call via our phone number on, 07811 947787 or by sending us a message via the contact form on our website. Finally, you can also use our email address at,