Boiler Problems & Emergency Boiler Breakdown Service
Having a boiler problem and looking for an emergency plumber. The first and utmost if your looking for a boiler break down service is to make sure the engineer attending your property is gas safe and not just your bog standard plumber that thinks he’s aloud to do the job because he/she thinks there clever enough. Always make sure they have there gas safe card to prove they are competent.
This article is all about boiler problems and when we mention the word boiler, we mean the domestic central heating boiler that is in everyones home wherever it is run by natural gas or any other type of fuel. We also include electrical boiler problems, but if not mentioned in here we will link you to the article you are looking for as long as we have it.
The topics we are going to cover in this article is common questions asked when searching for keywords related to boiler problems after all, this is why your on this page. Just below is a list of the common related keywords to emergency boiler breakdown service and boiler problems.
12 Common Questions Asked About Boiler Problems & Boiler Breakdown Service
- I have a boiler problem and in need of a boiler break down service, what do I do?
- Is it a good idea to use a 24 hour boiler breakdown service if I have any central heating boiler issues outside of normal times?
- What should I expect from my gas engineer when fixing a boiler problem out of hours?
- What should I expect to spend on my boiler breakdown service due to a problem?
- If my central heating boiler isn’t working, do I need an electrician or a plumber?
- Can my boiler problem be that I have low water pressure or my central heating boiler is at 0?
- Do I need a gas engineer if I have a boiler problem?
- If my central heating boiler isn’t working could this be the room thermostat?
- My boiler isn’t working, could it be because the condensate pipe is blocked or frozen?
- Can having the boiler fitted on the cheap cause future boiler problems?
- How can I optimise not getting any boiler problems in the future?
- How do I find a recommended emergency boiler breakdown service?
I have a boiler problem and in need of a boiler break down service, what do I do
First thing, which is obvious to most customers but not obvious to some, note down what type of fuel you are using and contact a boiler breakdown service that is in line with what you need for example: You central heating boiler runs on natural gas, you contact a gas safe registered engineer either by calling ourself’s direct on the number above, search through directories or find a gas engineer directly from the gas safe register.
Before calling around, it is a good idea to write down on a piece of paper, say maybe, if your memory isn’t in the top 20% of people. It is a good idea to note the name of the central heating boiler and what the boiler problem is for example: My water isn’t getting hot when running my kitchen tap. If you have the date of the last inspection or any history, maybe how old the boiler is, then that is better as due to the more information taken, the easier it may be to understand over the phone.
To get the best result in a phone consultation, it is best to take a picture of the central heating boiler or any type of boiler and send it over to the emergency plumber (Gas Safe).
Is it a good idea to use a 24 hour boiler breakdown service if I have any central heating boiler issues outside of normal time
Most customer get boiler problems outside of normal time and expect for there central heating boiler problem to be fixed there and then by there gas safe emergency plumber. What the customer doesn’t understand that on an estimated 50% of central heating boiler problems, there requires a special part. To carry all parts for all boilers, you would need the gas safe plumber van to be the size of a ware house in order to carry all materials required. This is only why the engineer carries bog standard materials. For this reason unless you want to take a chance by getting your boiler problem fixed there and then, it is always wise to have you boiler looked at in normal hours.
What should I expect from my gas engineer when fixing a boiler problem out of hours
When booking a boiler breakdown service and having your boiler problem fixed in out of hours, expect the chances of the boiler being fixed is only 50%. The next working day, the engineer will most likely make an order of the part depending on if it is in stock or not and giving you an estimated time, but with no promise, as some parts do get delayed or problems may come about when making a order.
On average, the part is normally a next day delivery or pick up in store, so there should be no reason why the work shouldn’t start within 2 working days, but as long as there are no complications.
What should I expect to spend on my boiler breakdown service due to a problem
It always depend on when you call a gas safe emergency plumber to the time and day and the chances of the central heating boiler having further work or can just be working again within the hour of the gas safe engineers labour time. The average cost of a boiler breakdown can be debatable between fellow gas safe engineers, but as Martin Smith predict, the average cost is about £250. If your lucky like 50% of customer are, you will pay between £30 to £200 depending on which company you use for there boiler breakdown service. If your unlucky like the other 50% of customers, you will have to spend between £100 to £800 unless you need a new boiler.
If my central heating boiler isn’t working, do I need an electrician or a plumber
If your central heating boiler isn’t working and your wondering if you need an electrician or a plumber/gas safe, here is what you need to think about. Are you getting power to the boiler? If your getting power to the boiler, then it is a gas safe emergency plumber you will need. If not, it still means you may not need an electrician. Check the mains fuse box to see if there is anything that has tripped, checking your fuse box should be fairly easily, but not if it’s not within current regulations.
If you are still unable to know if you need a gas safe plumber or an electrician, 4 out of 5, the issue will be for a gas safe engineer to attend, other than an electrician. The only other option before you make your call would be, to replace the fuse or to use a electrical tester but only if you have enough DIY skills to do it. DISCLAIMER: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO ANYTHING YOUR NOT QUALIFIED IN.
Can my boiler problem be that I have low water pressure or my central heating boiler is at 0
One of the most common boiler problems when calling an emergency boiler breakdown service, when the boiler goes below 1, the boiler shuts down and stops working. Most people think they have something wrong with there boiler. We won’t bore you with this paragraph as we have plenty more to say on this in another article by visiting, boiler losing pressure problem and cures, where it gives an estimate 20 questions.
Do I need a gas engineer if I have a boiler problem
If I was to say that you DO NOT need a gas engineer if you have a boiler problem, most people would be shocked at this, however, for example, most customer will call a hot water cylinder or a pressurised cylinder a boiler. This is why it is always good to take a picture. If your boiler is in fact a standard non pressured cylinder, you may just require either an electrician or a plumber, if your boiler is a pressurised cylinder, the plumber or gas engineer will need the qualification of G4 which they will carry as either a separate ID or have this include with there gas safe card. You may want to read the article about hot water cylinder problems or unvented hot water cylinder problems.
If my central heating boiler isn’t working could this be the room thermostat
Another boiler problem can be the thermostat, before you call an emergency boiler breakdown service, you can check the thermostat on the wall is above the temperature of the room. In some controls, you will need to turn them up, in others, you may just have to turn them in the on position. If your getting a flame picture on your thermostat control box and the boiler isn’t working within the 10-minutes, this can be the result of the boiler problem. It could even mean that the thermostat is at fault and may need replacing in most cases.
My boiler isn’t working, could it be because the condensate pipe is blocked or frozen
As long as your getting the central heating boiler serviced, then there shouldn’t be any type of blockages, but you may be one of those that has been in the position of a rare instance, where it has been known to happen. If you are finding the condensate pipe is blocked due to freezing, this can be solved by poring hot water on the outside in some case, this is normally due to the condensate pipe being (NCS) meaning not to current standards or in other words, is fitted incorrectly if fitted in the time of the regulations changing, making it NCS.
Can having the boiler fitted on the cheap cause future boiler problems
One of the most common problems we find of today, fellow gas safe engineer not doing there job in the way they should be, this causes the central heating boiler to break down more usual than often. This is why you only pay for what you get in most cases and make sure your getting the work done from a reputable company.
Once of the biggest boiler problems we find today is, most engineer will fit a boiler without checking the quality of the central heating water in the central heating system. The leeds to central heating sludge and there being boiler problems within the first 12-months. If you have slightly dirty water in your central heating system, you can use a central heating filter that collects sludge but you will need this to be serviced along with your central heating boiler every 12-months. We have a similar article you can read which you can find under ‘How do I test my central heating water‘.
How can I optimise not getting any boiler problems in the future
Our advice would be to buy one of the best central heating boilers on the market, this does not stop you from getting future boiler problems, but as long as the MI (Manufactures Instructions) are followed, there is no reason why you should get any problems within the guarantee period. Even though not all manufacture recommend it, we advice, by using the gas saver that goes above the boiler and central heating filter, this will help you out so much more.
How do I find a recommended emergency boiler breakdown service
If your looking for a recommended emergency boiler breakdown service, then look no further, as we can offer you this service, you already no what to expect due to you reading this boiler problems article. The answer you need to ask yourself, do you trust this company who had written the plumbing article, well the answer is in the article, if you think the boiler problems and breakdown service article was a good read, then the chances are, the company that has written it must be decent enough to trust also.
When calling our company, please bare in mind that we are a large company and have plenty of gas safe engineers we work with. We make sure the gas engineer that is attending the property is gas safe, this is most important. We have new gas engineers joining us every month and if your one of them reading this article, if your an engineer working with boiler problems, then you can also joining us by visiting our plumbing register.