4 Logistics Behind Renting a Boiler for Your Business

28 September 2018
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If your business is down a boiler for one reason or another, you can actually rent a spare boiler to help you keep up with operations until your own boiler is either fixed or replaced. There are lots of companies out there that will rent you a spare boiler. Here is how the logistics work for renting a spare boiler.

#1 You Pay Insurance

When you rent a spare boiler, you are expected to cover the boiler under your insurance policy. You may need to contact your insurance company in order to make sure that your boiler rental is covered under your general liability insurance or boiler insurance policy. Although it should be covered, it is always wise to check since you will be required to provide proof of insurance when you sign a rental contract.

#2 You Pay for Freight

When it comes to getting the boiler to you, the shipping costs are your responsibility. Most boiler companies will handle making the freight shipping arrangements for you, and will charge you a handling fee. Or, if you have a good knowledge of freight shipping, you can handle the shipping arrangements on your own.

Freight charges are usually broken into two charges, one for shipping the boiler to you and one for shipping the boiler back to the rental company.

#3 You Handle the Fuel

The boiler should already have a main gas regulator in place on the machinery. The boiler should be pre-piped and wired to work with a gas source. You can use whatever source of gas or energy that you normally use to heat your boilers. Although the system for delivering the fuel to the boiler will already in place, it is up to you to provide the fuel. It is also a smart idea to have the gas company hook-up the connection for you to ensure that no gas is leaking.

#4 Accessories Are Provided

If a boiler requires extra equipment or accessories, generally that equipment is provided for you. For example, the rental company will provide you with a number two oil pump or an forced draft fan if you need them. You should not have to provide extra parts, beyond fuel, to get the boiler up and running.

If you have any additional questions about how the boiler rental process works or you think you're ready to rent a boiler, contact rental company like Nationwide Boiler.