Break Downs cost you money - Our in-house service department features factory trained technicians, in stocked-parts vans, covering the tri-state area daily. Since down time costs you money, we do our best to accommodate same day emergency service to get you back up and running quickly. Our vans are stocked with the most common boiler parts for Fulton, Columbia, Lattner, Reimers and Sussman boiler. We also stock parts for most steam presses, Cissell products, and other items such as irons, hoses, valves and traps. In addition to our local service technicians, we have developed a nation-wide network of technicians to help us across the country servicing the equipment we sell.

The best way to avoid an emergency service call, is to schedule a preventative maintenance call. Most boiler manufacturers recommend opening the pressure vessel 2x per year. We make our boiler inspection appointments first call, so you can minimize your down time. We also perform state/insurance inspections with your inspector. At the point of the boiler inspection, our mechanic can also go over your pressing equipment and make any repairs or adjustments while he is there instead of paying a second time to come back for another issue.

Preventative Maintenance recommendations

Gas steam boilers:

Daily:

  • Check all switches for proper operation
  • Check sight glass for water level and water clarity
  • Check entire system and piping for leaks or corrosion
  • Check water tank and water level in same
  • Check tank vent for excessive steam loss
  • Flush all drain valves for 20 seconds and make sure all are clear
  • Check boiler pressure setting

Weekly:

  • Fully drain entire system and check for leaks

Semi-annually:

  • Open boiler hand hole openings and inspect for scale or corrosion
  • Remove water probes and clean same
  • Remove burner and check settings, clean and reset same
  • Check steam safety valve, feed pump and pressure controls
  • Check all switches and contacts for corrosion
  • Check all safety systems and flue for proper operation
  • Change sight glass and washers
  • Install new gaskets as needed
  • Check flame for proper setting and clean burning of fuel
  • Check for any loose or exposed wiring

Annually:

  • Follow all semi annual procedures as listed above
  • Replace water probes
  • Replace ignition electrodes
  • Replace check valves on pump line
  • Check combustion of burner and inspect flue for soot or blockage
  • Check boiler room for cleanliness and ventilation
  • check low water cut off system for proper operation
  • check feedwater inlet to boiler
  • open and clean out condensate return system

Boiler should have internal insurance inspection annually

Spare parts needed: Handhole gaskets, Handhole plate, water probes, ignition electrodes, sight glass and gaskets, steam safety valve, spring check, swing check, tank gasket and float valve, contactor, and drain valve.

Electric Steam boilers:

Daily:

  • Check site glass water level
  • Check electrical controls
  • Check for leaks
  • Flush system briefly

Weekly:

  • Fully drain system
  • Check around boiler for dirt, dust or lint and clean same

Semi-annually:

  • Remove and clean heating elements
  • Remove and clean water probe(s)
  • Check pressure switches and low water cut-off
  • Change sight glass and washers
  • Check for loose or exposed wiring

Annually:

  • Check electrical switches and close/lock out same
  • Fully drain boiler making sure all drain lines are clear
  • Drain and open feed water tank if present and check and clean float valve
  • Disconnect, remove and inspect heating elements, replace if scale present
  • Check all contacts and pressure switches for wear, replace if necessary
  • Flush and clean internal shell of boiler
  • Check feed pump, check valves and feed lines, replace if corroded
  • Clean strainers and lines
  • Pressure test system for leaks
  • List any abnormal conditions and report same.
  • Check Low water cut off system for proper operation

Boiler should have internal insurance inspection annually

Spare parts kept on site should include all gaskets, glass and washers, check valve, pressure switches, element, contractor, water probe, and plumbers tape.

Pressing Machine Maintenance:

Daily:

  • Check press for steam or water leaks at start up
  • Check contact adjustment between top and bottom press surfaces
  • Check press pad and cover for dirt, tears or lumps
  • Check for loose parts or connections
  • Check steam iron valve, hoses and iron shoe

Semi-annually:

  • Replace press pad
  • Replace iron shoe and iron hoses
  • Check and lubricate vacuum and check tank drain

Yearly:

  • Replace head valve spring and steam disk
  • Replace buck valve disk and check spring tension
  • Change vacuum valve plunger and spring
  • Check press hoses and all connections for leaks or corrosion
  • Check top press plate and replace if needed

Spare parts: Press pad, press plate, iron valve, iron shoe, iron hoses, hose cover, Head valve spring and disc, buck valve disc, vacuum plunger and spring, press hose and gasket, roller bearing, left and right ball joint, helper spring, and plumbers tape.