Plumbers 911 - Annual Plumbing Maintenance
25 Oct

Boiler Heaters: What to know before turning on your heat

Heading into the winter season for most of the United States means many of the older homes will be turning on their boiler for heat. 

While boilers don’t actually boil water to operate, they do use steam (or boiled water) to deliver heat to different rooms in the house. In the more modern version of the boiler, they are using water and natural gas to provide heat. 

If you haven’t had your heat on since last winter, we recommend a yearly maintenance schedule. This is to have it inspected to ensure the system is working properly after not being used for several months. Sometimes, they stop working because pumps or electrical components stop working. Other times, boilers can fail because too much air is forced into the system. 

Yearly, you should consider having a performance test done on your boiler. This helps to tune-up your system and provide efficient operation of the system before heading into the winter season. 

When considering the yearly maintenance system check, be prepared to think about replacing the boiler. This is not a necessary task the first few years of your system, but after about 20 years of seasonal use. Having a properly running system is in your home’s best interest.

Replacing a home’s boiler can be a complicated system to install or maintain. We recommend contacting a Plumbers 911  certified technician through out trusted network to undergo this vital task. 


To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at:
  • icon showing hand under faucet with large water droplets falling on hand Please wash your hands frequently. Washing with soap and water for twenty seconds is the preferred method, however when water is not available, please use an alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • icon of person covering mouth while coughing and a border separating from displeased person close by Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from another person.
  • For those of you with children that are looking for something fun to do, there are virtual field trips you can take with your kids that are fun and educational. Here is a link:

Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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