Do You Need To Book A Boiler Repair?

Whilst you can do your absolute best to keep a boiler running for years to come, sometimes they just breakdown. Sometimes they breakdown unexpectedly, but sometimes they offer valuable warning signs, which if noticed quickly, can save you the costs of a boiler replacement. If you’ve noticed any of the signs outlined below, you might be due a boiler repair.

Cold water

You’ll notice this issue yourself, but if you’ve turned your shower on and noticed there’s a lack of hot water, this could be a sign that you’re due a boiler repair. Wait for the header tank to refill, but if this doesn’t solve the problem, it could be an issue with the airlock or a failure in the motorised valve. If it’s continuous, call out a qualified heating engineer to make an official diagnosis.

Cold radiators

If you’ve noticed that your radiators are cold, you might be able to fix them with a simple bleed/rebalancing of the radiators or through a central heating power flush. If this still doesn’t fix the problem or there’s a need to continuously maintain your central heating system with the above recommendations, it could be a sign of a much deeper issue with your boiler.

Low water pressure

Check the pressure of your water by looking at the pressure gauge on the boiler. If the reading given is below 1, we’d recommend calling a heating engineer in Swansea to rebalance the pressure and repair your boiler.

Strange boiler noises

These noises might range from loud bangs to gurgling noises. If you’ve heard these noises, it might be a sign of trapped air in the boiler or a sign of imminent pump failure.

Other noises might include kettling noises, named as such because it resembles the sound of a kettle boiling. A boiler might make this noise if there is a build up of lime scale or sludge on the heat exchanger. This issue is most common in areas with hard water, although it can still affect places that have soft water, like Swansea. Either way, if you hear any noises coming from your boiler, call out a heating engineer so they can double check.

Leaky pipes

A pipe can leak if there is a break in the pump seal or the pressure valve. If it’s a leak from the pump seal, it might be a sign that it’s outlived its expiry date and needs to be replaced, but if it’s a leak as a result of the pressure valve, it might be a sign that the pressure is set too high and needs to be turned down.

Boiler keeps on turning off

Boilers can turn off on their own where there is a problem with the water pressure, thermostat or where there are frozen condensate pipes. You’ll need to hire an engineer to fix these problems.

If you would like to hire a heating engineer in Swansea to undertake a boiler repair, please get in touch. You can fill out our contact form or you can give us a call on 07940 420 465. We’ll look forward to speaking with you soon.