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Temps are Turning. Get your Boiler Plant Tuned and Ready.


Have your boilers been started up and maintained during the off-season? Let PBBS Equipment’s technicians take the stress out of boiler startup and tune your boilers. This will give you peace of mind that your facility will reliably and efficiently get the steam or hot water it needs when it needs it. 

A boiler tune-up will include a safety check and combustion tuning to ensure your system is ready and operating at peak efficiency. 

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Avoid an emergency service call

During boiler startup, it’s common there will be glitches to be worked out. While issues are typically minor to troubleshoot, you can prevent costly surprises by being proactive. The earlier the better, if issues do arise, you can afford yourself time to order parts and schedule repairs. Moreover, you can avoid emergency boiler rental and the costs associated with it. 

Are you switching to dual fuels?
Boiler Fuel Oil
Prepping your Boiler for Fuel Oil

If you are switching from natural gas to tap into your fuel oil, make sure your alternate fuel source is operating reliably. If your alternate fuel has been sitting for some time, the quality of your fuel oil may not be ideal for proper boiler operation. Call your energy supplier to request that your fuel source be tested for proper quality. 

Not sure of the steps to take when Prepping your Boiler for Fuel Oil? We have 7 steps detailed to walk you through the process.

Corrosion can occur 
Boiler Tube Corrosion

For seasonal boilers, even the best boiler water treatment program must be supplemented to prevent corrosion during the boiler’s non-operating months. Increased oxygen levels can cause pitting in steel tube sheets and boiler tubes.  PBBS can replace or repair any pitted tubes to ensure the reliability and integrity of the pressure vessel.  

To keep your boilers in optimal operating condition:

  1. Use and maintain boiler logs – download our sample logs 
  2. Walk around your boiler and check for obvious problems like leaks
  3. Check all safety controls and valves for proper operation, especially the main and auxiliary low-water cutoff 

The National Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Inspectors has a punch list of what you should do before starting your boilers after summer lay-up. Check out their recommendations

PBBS Equipment has experienced boiler technicians to properly service, repair and tune your boiler.  We are an authorized Cleaver-Brooks representative with factory-trained technicians; however, we can service just about any make or model boiler available. Ask us for a reference to understand for yourself how professional and responsive our team is. 

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