From November 1 until the end of March next year, Seoul Metropolitan Government will inspect and make repairs to the boilers of 10,000 households in partnership with “Love Boiler Sharing,” a private sector civic service organization, and Kiturami Boiler, a boiler manufacturer.
In addition to inspecting, cleaning, and repairing boilers, the city will replace old boilers and take measures to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting during the winter for elderly citizens living alone, single-parent households, and other low-income families.
The goal of this special winter boiler inspection and repair service is to ensure that low-income families are able to enjoy a pleasant winter in the warmth of their own homes. Any low-income households in need of boiler inspection or repairs may submit applications at their respective community centers.
In addition, a total of 60 boilers, comprised of 30 boilers donated by the private sector as part of the “Love Boiler Sharing” campaign and 30 more provided by Kiturami Boiler, valued at KRW 30 million in total, will be installed in the homes of citizens in need. Love Boiler Sharing is a volunteer-based civic service organization made up of 19 technical advisors and 120 members, who inspect, repair, and replace boilers and take measures to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting during the winter.