Last night we called to an old lady who just had her boiler serviced by a company who specialize in Groupon and Low price boiler service . Her daughter bought the deal for €39 and before the service engineer left , he had managed to extract another €150 for replacing a faulty electrical switch (€3) and a CO2 alarm (€25). The cheep €39 boiler service actually cost a total of €189. The reason we were called , was to cost up replacing the boiler as the engineer had told the old lady that her boiler needed to be replaced and this would cost an additional €2000. On review of the boiler nothing wrong was found and we estimate there was between 5 and 10 year of life left in it before it should be replaced.
This is a very common story we experience with unscrupulous engineers . Just because they can issue an RGI cert doesn’t mean they are telling to you the truth, !!! At €39 they are servicing your boiler at a loss ( 50% of the fee goes to Groupon, and the cert cost €6) So they have to extract money from you to make it worth their while to turn up and they do this by fear!!!!
Reactive Property Maintenance carry out about 1500 gas boiler services per year with suitably qualified engineers in the Dublin and surrounding area , with a 60 day warranty on breakdown, we have our cost covered on our €70 charge and our warranty is based on our confidence in our highly experienced and skilled engineers doing there job properly so it doesn’t break down. So please call or email today for a honest and quality boiler service.