Why Should You Get Your Boiler Serviced? Save Money And Time By Getting The Problem Sorted.


There are three major signs as to why you should get your boiler services, let's take a look at those three big factors. Make sure that you do not try to carry out any work of your own without being properly trained and having some previous experience such as taking one of our Introduction to Plumbing courses as you could end up doing more damage than good which could cost you more time and money in the long run...


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Why should I get my boiler serviced?



Regular services minimise the chance of a breakdown:


Making sure that you get your boiler serviced regularly is one of the most important aspects when thinking about boilers health. Leaving it too late could mean that a small problem that could have been easily identified and dealt with could snowball into a bigger fault that could be the end of it.

This is especially true for older boilers. You could find yourself in the depths of winter with no heating. And even in the summer, you use your boiler for hot water. Let’s face it – there is no good time for your boiler to break down. Regular services ensure your boiler is in good working order and minimises the chances of your family being left in the cold, paying out and regretting that you never called a professional for a quick and inexpensive service.



Regular services are much cheaper than a replacement:


Getting a replacement boiler can be tedious, expensive and easily avoided by simply getting the existing one serviced. A boiler service may not be as expensive as you think and can even cost as little as £50 which compared with the price of a boiler is close to if not more than a £1,000!



Services can improve the efficiency of your boiler: 


Getting your boiler services could result in the professional finding a fault that once fixed improves the overall efficiency of your boiler. A Gas Safe registered plumber will ensure that your boiler is working efficiently as possible. If it is not running efficiently it could be costing you more money, but your plumber can help you to reduce your energy bills by making any necessary repairs or adjustments.

Interested in Becoming a Plumber?


If you are interested in learning some basic plumbing so that you can carry out some DIY or maybe you are interested in becoming a professional in the trade, you are in the right place. Here at Able Skills, we have many diffrent courses that are designed to provide you with both technical ability in the form of practical learning and also the knowledge through learning theory about the subject. These two elements combined will help to turn you from a novice to a qualified and capable plumber. There are many diffrent Plumbing courses  available here at our training centre and they are all taught by our experienced instructors that have a lifetime of experience in both teaching and working in the trade themselves, this means that they know all the little details, tips and tricks that would take years to figure out on your own, all the situational problems that can occur from day to day on the job, they have already experienced and dealt with.

Well, we have a range of diffrent Plumbing courses that can take you from little to no experience to then achieving a qualification. For example our City & Guilds Level 2 course You will learn how to take your first steps to become a qualified Plumber. This level 2 Plumbing qualification is perfect for those of you who do not currently work within the Plumbing industry but who are looking to change career. Once you've successfully completed one of our Plumbing courses you may also want to pick up some Gas experience...

No previous knowledge of plumbing? if you have little to no experience in plumbing but you would like to get involved then maybe it is first best to get a taste through our Introduction to Plumbing course. As it will give you the fundamentals and upon completions hopefully you will know if you want to continue in your efforts to pursue a qualification in plumbing.

Gas courses:


Plumbing & Gas go hand in hand, that's why we provide top-quality Gas courses to boot. Including courses that involve a mix of both trades such as our City & Guilds Level 2 Plumbing & Gas Course or our tailor-made courses for people who are already working in the plumbing industry and are looking to add Gas to their skill-set. Our Qualified Plumber Gas Training Package 1, for example, is a 5-week course that will teach you the fundamentals and build on your current knowledge. Additionally a Bpec Gas Foundation Certificate which will make you eligible to undertake ACS assessments.

ACS assessments are a test of competence and are seen by companies as a stamp of approval that you are capable of carrying out work to a high standard. Undertaking your ACS is more about assessment than it is about learning. Most individuals undertaking Initial ACS will be doing so for the first time, having undertaken a comprehensive programme of learning and work placement. If you plan to carry out Gas work on-site then you will also need to become Gas Safe Registered as they are the mandatory body that oversees health and safety in the UK.

(Find out more about the 'Gas Safe Register' here)

Additional Information:


If you need some additional information about any of the Gas courses talked about throughout this article or for bookings...Do not hesitate to get into contact with us, you can do this is a couple of ways, firstly give us a call on 08081003245 and we can assist you in choosing the right course for you, provide information and guide you on the best path to achieving your goals. Alternatively, you can come into our office, to discuss Gas courses or any other training that we provide, which is located in the middle of our training centre Unit 5, here in Dartford, we are easy to find as we are just a short walk away from the train station.

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS