Frequently Asked Questions About The Ever-Useful Boilers

Do I call emergency plumbers? Boilers have been a normal part of the house and because of this; people probably don’t know much about it. What if it breaks down? But when you go to a professional that specializes in boilers, in the case your boiler needs repairing or inspection, you will be able to learn a lot of things.

Here are the frequently asked questions (FAQs) about broilers.

1. WHAT IS A BOILER?

Of course, since your boilers were already there when you moved into the house, you might not know much about them. Boilers can be defined as a closed vessel that contains water that will be heated and then converted into steam. The steam is then used in a number of ways inside the house. It can be used to power equipment, to clean, to sterilize and other things.

2. HOW OFTEN SHOULD BOILERS BE INSPECTED?

With high pressure boilers, they should be inspected ‘internally’ once a year. The external inspection, however, should be done every three months to nine months after its internal parts have been inspected.

3. WHO ARE QUALIFIED TO INSPECT A BOILER?

There are three types of people that are legally qualified to inspect your boilers. The first one is a Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspector that has been authorized by the government, or the law, to conduct boiler inspections. Special Inspectors from authorized insurance companies may also be able to inspect boilers. The last type of person who can inspect boilers is someone from a company that specializes in boiler and boiler repairs. Some areas require inspectors to pass an examination. It all depends on the laws that a certain location imposes.

4. WHY SHOULD BOILERS BE INSPECTED?

Boilers are known to contain huge amounts of energy. If boilers fail, then the possibility of a breakout of the energy is really high and if the said energy is released, then the results could be very unfortunate.

5. ARE BOILER INSPECTIONS FREE?

They are most certainly not free. Even the government-owned agencies that provide boiler inspections are not funded by the legislature and therefore they would have to impose a certain fee for inspections. Private-owned companies will naturally charge you for inspections.