Unvented Cylinder Service
It is highly recommended that you have an annual cylinder service to ensure safety and to prevent nasty repair bills. If you still have a boiler warranty, then make sure you check the small print as it may be a requirement to have an annual service to validate the warranty. The Red Van Plumbers have undertaken thousands of cylinder services for homeowners, landlords and commercial properties.
If you have a boiler too then we recommend getting the boiler and cylinder serviced at the same time, you would save £30 off the total amount for combining the 2 services.
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What to expect
There are many different types of cylinder services so it’s always worth checking what you’re getting. Heppelthwaite the Red Van Plumbers offer a comprehensive service that takes approx 1 hour (depending on manufacturer’s guidelines).
A cylinder service is a visual inspection and does not require the stripping down or dismantling of the cylinder.
Test the expansion relief valve functions correctly
If applicable, test the temperature
Check for leaks
Check pressure and top up pressure of expansion vessel where necessary
Check for any visual corrosion or damages
Check electrical bonding and connection to earth
Provide a service report