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    And how do I verify that it has actually been serviced and it was not just a safety check being carried out?

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    Default Re: How long does it take to service a boiler?

    Make and model would help the guys

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    I only know it's a Worcester. Not my boiler.
    And it's not brand new, so there would be some work, cleaning, etc, needed I'm guessing.

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    Just wait for a reply now from somebody with the Yellow badge besides their name.

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    Default Re: How long does it take to service a boiler?

    This will depend on model, how old , access to boiler

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    few years old, easy access in the kitchen.
    What about how to ensure the servicing was actually carried out and not just a safety check?

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    Default Re: How long does it take to service a boiler?

    depends on the boiler also the experience of the engineer, whats your problem cost or time taken, cost is a given time taken is dependent on the engineers knowledge and know how. i can service some boilers 1/2 hour but some take longer also whether any service parts are required.
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    Default Re: How long does it take to service a boiler?

    Quote Originally Posted by kasser View Post
    And how do I verify that it has actually been serviced and it was not just a safety check being carried out?
    J am assuming you have some issue with how the engineer carried out the service.There are a lot of variables age/make of boiler,how well it has been previously serviced.Some boilers require consumable parts ,some MI's require more to be done,some are more difficult than others.Worcester are not a favourite of mine.
    It is difficult for a customer to know what has been done although a good engineer having viewed it,might explain if it is a straightforward job or if it has been neglected and requires to quote Masood 'a heart transplant and several hail Marys.'This would cost much more than a basic price.Prices vary,start at £50.Do you feel he did very little in a short time?

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    Default Re: How long does it take to service a boiler?

    I have no issues (yet). There were 2 of them and they said it would take 20 minutes, though I didn't note how long they actually took.
    20 minutes sounds faster than what I've read it's supposed to take, 30 - 60 min. Two of them sounds like it should be faster but I doubt you can have two people working on a boiler at the same time?
    My concern is that I am unable to actually verify what they've done.

    It's easy to check the work of a bricklayer - wall goes up, a plumber fixes a leak, all dry, boiler install, hot water available, etc.. but boiler servicing? In 20 minutes? And as I said, it's not new.

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    Default Re: How long does it take to service a boiler?

    Do you know is its a combi boiler ?

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    Yes, combi.
    It was so obvious to me I forgot to state that.

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    Were the credentials of the service guys checked and did they leave an invoice ?.......regards Turnpin
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