How can you avoid a cold home in Seattle?With annual boiler maintenance
There’s nothing worse than to wake up and discover there’s no hot water or heat in your home or business.
What’s the best way to reduce the risk? An annual maintenance service check on your boiler will ensure it runs smoothly so you don't need to worry.
Carlson Mechanical has been providing annual service checks on boilers in the greater Seattle area since the 1990s.
Types of boilers we service
- Hot Water
From Buderus to Lochinvar, Viessman or Tiangle Tube, we service all brands of boilers. Contact us today to schedule your annual maintenance.
Service residential and commercial boilers
Whether you have a natural gas, oil, steam, or electric boiler system in your Seattle home or business, we offer maintenance service to keep your boiler running at maximum efficiency while avoiding an unexpected breakdown. Our technicians have over 90 years of combined experience and work on all makes and models of residential and commercial systems.
Our goal is to find problems when they’re small and less expensive to repair. That way, you’re spared a big bill and can hopefully avoid an emergency where you’re left with no heat and under stress to get it fixed fast.
Why do you need annual maintenance?
There are many reasons why annual maintenance is important though the biggest might be your peace of mind.
It’s hard to put a price on knowing that your boiler has been thoroughly checked for problems so the chance of an unexpected breakdown is minimal. Don’t you have enough to worry about already?
- Saves money and energy
- Extends the life of your boiler
- Prevents unexpected breakdowns
- Find problems when small and easier to fix
Once again, my heartfelt thanks for your prompt response to our “no heat” last week. It wasn’t that cold those days but you saved us from a weekend of being too cold, making it instead a comfortable weekend for us.
What does annual maintenance service include?
Everything to keep your boiler working safely and at peak efficiency. Annual service includes a thorough inspection of your boiler where we test combustion and all operating and safety controls. While testing combustion, all flue gases are analyzed to insure that carbon monoxide is at safe levels.
To ensure your boiler is operating at maximum efficiency, we check the following items.
- Test all operating controls
- Test low water safety control
- Test high limit safety control
- Check pressure in expansion tank and adjust (if needed)
- Test safety relief on boiler
- Check manifold pressure
- Check auto-fill valve
- Inspect the flu connector
- Inspect for proper combustion make-up air
Special note for oil boilers
A new oil nozzle and filter is provided as part of our annual service.
Brands we service
Our talented technicians work on all types of boilers- gas, oil, electric, steam and hot water boilers.
The make and model doesn’t matter as we fix them all so if you have a boiler in your Seattle home or business, then we’re qualified to work on it.
- Triangle Tube
- and any others
Backflow testing available upon request for Seattle
Backflow testing by a state certified backflow assembler can be done (if needed) during your annual maintenance service.
Please note there is an extra charge for backflow testing and state law requires that it be tested annually.
What is the backflow assembly?
The back flow assembly connects your boiler to the city’s water service and its purpose is to stop stagnant water from your boiler system from contaminating the city of Seattle’s water system.
Why is yearly back flow testing mandatory?
The backflow protection assembly protects your drinking water from potential sources of contamination, which is why it’s vital that it work properly.
Who can test it?
Only those technicians certified by the state.
How do I know if I need one done?
Seattle public utilities send out reminder notifications about backflow testing requirements and it’s your responsibility to have your boiler system tested by the date specified on your notice.
You may be charged a fee and/or have your water service shut off if you do not have your assembly tested within the required time period.