During the winter months gas boiler problems could cause a family meltdown! That’s why it is important to be able to identify the problem and assess whether you can fix it yourself, or whether a gas engineer will need to be called.
1. Common Gas Boiler Problems
During the winter months gas boiler problems could cause a family meltdown! That’s why it is important to be able to identify the problem and assess whether you can fix it yourself, or whether a gas safe engineer will need to be called.
1. No heating/hot water
Broken Pump, motorised valve failures, faulty thermostats and low water levels can all cause boilers to stop producing heat or hot water. It is a common problem, which would cause most people to panic! If this happens with your boiler then you may think that you’ll require a completely new boiler installation. Often, however, boiler repairs will suffice.
2. Leaking water
If you notice water leaking from your boiler then it’s time to call an Emergency plumber Fulham. Leaking water can be caused by a variety of gas boiler problems, but this needs to be assessed by a trained gas engineer.
3. Pilot light going out
A pilot light that keeps going out, or won’t come on at all could be due to a broken thermocouple. Replacing this part will fix the problem! If your pilot light comes on ok but keeps going out randomly then it’s possible that a draught is causing the issue.
4. Loss of pressure
Loss of pressure is most commonly caused by a leak in the system. However, a pressure relief valve may also be causing the problem. This is something that requires the attention of our trained emergency plumber Ealing to carry out boiler repairs.
5. Frozen condensate pipe
This problem is particularly common when the pipe is located outside. If your condensate pipe is frozen then use a hot water bottle to thaw it out. Alternatively pour warm water continuously over the pipe until it has thawed. Consider insulating the pipe if this problem reoccurs.
The dangers of hidden flues
Carbon monoxide poisoning isn’t a common problem, but it’s something that should be given particular attention. Fan-assisted gas boilers with hidden flues present an increased risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is important to protect you and your family from this potentially deadly threat.
Hidden flues cannot always be inspected, so there may be a problem with the flue that you are not aware of! If your flue is hidden behind a wall, ceiling or chimney, then you’ll need to install an inspection hatch.Again our trained Emergency Plumber Chelsea can easily carry this out.
If you have any boiler problems which require boiler repairs or a boiler installation then get in touch with Emergency Plumbers. We will be able to offer you advice, and come to fix your boiler quickly if required!