How To Keep Your Boiler Repair Service Competitive In The Industry

From large commercial properties who rely on boiler systems for hot water and heat to industrial operations who use boiler systems to power machinery, your services as a boiler repair technician can be in high demand in certain areas. However, just as it is with a lot of niches of the HVAC industry, boiler repair professionals can be relatively easy to find, which can make it hard to stay competitive and land clients on a consistent basis. There are multiple things that you can do to keep your boiler service business out there and noticeable, but there are also a handful of things you can do to maintain your competitive edge over other professionals. 

Offer around the clock service calls for emergency situations. 

One of the biggest ways you can make your services more desirable to clients is by making sure you are available when they need you. Many industrial operations do not shut down; they function around the clock, so their equipment can need attention at all times of the day or night. If you are available as a boiler repair technician after hours and on weekends, you will get more calls than the technician who is not available. 

Offer industrial boiler rental and delivery. 

When a boiler is down for maintenance or repairs in an industrial setting, it can completely inhibit a client's ability to carry out work and production as usual. Therefore, it is not uncommon for these business owners to have to pay for boiler rental and delivery for temporary boiler use. If you can arrange it so you can offer these rental and delivery services yourself, it can make things a lot easier on business owners when they have a unit that is going to face some downtime. 

Offer boiler service and maintenance contracts. 

For a lot of business owners, the less they have to pay attention to the needs of their boiler systems, the better they are. Therefore, if you can offer maintenance and service contracts, you can oftentimes gain some new clients with ongoing needs. Contracting out your services will mean that you will become in charge of maintaining the boilers on schedule and fulfilling servicing needs as they are needed, sometimes even without being called. For example, if a boiler has to have valves cleaned on a routine basis, you will go to the property and do the work without being called to do so.