A broken boiler will always catch you off guard and there is nothing worse than running out of hot water or heat. This is why, we make sure we are always ready and available to visit your property in order to get your boiler back up and running.
Repairing a boiler requires knowledge and immense experience, as a faulty boiler can be very dangerous. The engineer dealing with the problem must be informed, quick and efficient.
Some of the boiler repair jobs we are typically asked to fix include:
- Faulty pipes and water leaks
- Broken thermostat controls
- Boiler heating (clicking / hissing)
- Lack of hot water in the property
- Defective pumps, valves and burners
- Problems with ignition of the boiler
- View panel error codes
On the rare occasion that additional parts are needed, we will do our best to provide a short-term solution so that you can stay warm and comfortable in your home while you wait and get the best services of Boiler Repair London.
Keep your boiler serviced
It can be expensive to hire boiler engineers, not to mention that it is often difficult to book during colder periods.
There are several things to keep in mind when you suspect that your boiler is not working properly. If the heater or hot water does not turn on this is an indication, but other things like high or low boiler pressure, or ticking or metallic noises could also mean that your boiler could having trouble keeping up with demand.
A good indicator is to look at the flame of the boiler, which should be a healthy blue. If it is yellow or orange in color, the boiler may not be receiving enough gas, or vice versa if it is getting too much gas, it could be a more serious situation.
Check your bills to see your gas usage, if you think it is too high or higher than usual you might have a problem with your boiler.
Risk of living in a cold house
If your boiler repair London is not serviced annually, the boiler pressure may below. Before we delve into the problems caused by low pressure, we need to understand what boiler pressure is and how it differs from water pressure. Boiler pressure is the pressure of hot water flowing through your central heating system, while water pressure refers to the pressure of the water flowing through your faucets. Most central heating systems operate within a range of 1 to 2 bars. We can measure the exact pressure by looking at the pressure gauge on the front control panel of our boiler. If the pressure is less than 1, you will have insufficient water in your central heating system.
Your house will become unbearable because it will get cold and damp. You can also develop hypothermia. Its symptoms include chills, irritability, confusion, and lack of coordination. You can also pass out.
How to know if you need a boiler repair or replacement
If you have a problem with your boiler, you are probably wondering whether you should fix it or just buy a new one. Well, what you need to take into account is the age of your device and whether you have had any issues with it in the past.
The most cost-effective solution is of course to boiler repair London, especially if the boiler is relatively new. The problem is probably minor and could easily be solved by a professional.
However, an old boiler is much more likely to give you trouble from time to time, especially if it is out of warranty. In this case, we recommend that you upgrade to a newer model which is less likely to cause you problems that could lead to dangerous situations in the future.
Common boiler problems
Here are some common problems you may encounter with hot water and steam boilers. While you can fix some of these problems yourself, you may need a specialist for a more complex thermal repair or serious boiler failure.
Without hot. Broken parts, problems with the thermostat or insufficient water levels can be the cause. Often caused by a broken internal part, worn gasket or rust.
There may be a water leak or a pressure valve needs to be changed. It can also be caused by radiators that have recently been bled. This pipe goes outside, so there is a risk of freezing. Defrost by pouring lukewarm water over it. The radiators do not heat up.