GAS BOILER BREAKDOWN & REPAIRS
Your boiler works hard all year round, but there’s nothing worse than being without hot water and heating – particularly through the cold winter months.
Regular, annual boiler servicing can help reduce the risk of costly, inconvenient breakdowns but there could still come a time when it simply won’t fire up.
There can be lots of different reasons for a boiler breaking down, for example the condensate might have frozen during a cold snap or the boiler may be losing pressure.
If you’re having trouble with your gas boiler then get in touch.
There are a number of reasons that could cause your boiler to turn off. The boiler could have low water pressure, there could be a thermostat problem, you could have a fauly pump or if it’s been particularly cold then the condensate pipe could have frozen.
A few things you could try yourself are:
- if it is cold outside you may simply need to thaw the condensate pipe
- bleeding the radiators to release potential any air that has built up
- top up your boiler’s pressure following the manufacturer’s instructions
If these don’t work then a qualified heating engineer will be able to help. Simply complete the enquiry form and we can get you booked in.
If you have a pressurised system you may notice that your boiler loses pressure over time. This could be caused by a water leak or it could mean a problem with the expansion vessel.
You may be able to re-pressurise the system yourself following your boiler’s instructions manual, but if you want help or the problem is persistent then book an appointment with a qualified heating engineer.
If your boiler is leaking water then it is likely there is a faulty part inside the boiler. In this instance only a qualified heating engineer can diagnose and fix the problem. You can use our enquiry form to get in touch and book an appointment.
There could be a few reasons for this but the main causes of a pilot light going out is generally either a faulty thermocouple or damaged seals.
If you’re having trouble with a pilot light that keeps going out then get in touch to book an appointment.
A noisy heating system often indicates that there is either debris or air trapped in the system. It can sound like banging, gurgling or whistling through the pipework.
Bleeding your radiators can help get rid of air trapped in the heating system and reduce the noise. For systems that are particularly noisy and likely clogged up with debris a power flush could help resolve the issue.
As a Gas Safe Registered plumbing and heating company our customers are assured of the very highest quality in technical skilled services and qualified expertise.
In the UK it is a legal requirement that all heating engineers who work on gas appliances are Gas Safe Registered. So always check that your engineer is qualified and registered to undertake the gas works you need doing.
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