What To Do When Your Boiler Stops Working

Your boiler is just as vulnerable to breaking down as any other equipment in your home.

A new boiler can serve your home without problems for many years, so it’s easy to take it for granted.

A boiler breakdown can make life stressful and frustrating as you have yet to determine whether your boiler will require replacing or repairing. The potentially high job cost is a worry, as well as the time-consuming task of finding a boiler servicing company near me.

The Boiler Exchange always seeks to give you the best service while easing the financial burden of repairing or replacing a boiler.

Therefore, we will only recommend replacing a boiler if it’s the only solution to your problem.

What steps should you take if your boiler breaks down?

1) Stay Calm

First of all, don’t panic. If you’re too anxious, you won’t think clearly and can make the wrong decisions.

2) Search For A Boiler Repair Company

Find a boiler maintenance company nearby that offers fast, reliable and professional service. A Gas-Safe Registered engineer is recommended as they have the knowledge, skills, and qualifications to work safely with gas.

Also, ensure you check the reviews of a company to find out what other customers have been saying. Read as much as possible to ascertain the level of service they offer. Finally, identify the type of boiler you have and choose the company that’s most familiar with the brand.

3) Call An Expert For Advice

Don’t hesitate to call so you can speak directly to an expert, as the problem may be easier to solve than you think.

Remember that all boilers have a lockout feature that may be triggered in certain circumstances to prevent bigger issues with gas emissions. If this is the case, a boiler engineer may suggest turning the boiler off at the socket for five minutes before switching it back on again.

4) Check The Boiler Yourself

As the boiler fires up, it’s the perfect time to diagnose a problem. So listen out for any strange noises from the boiler. Also, read the manual to learn what should typically happen during the firing sequence for your boiler.

Ensure no water leaks from the boiler and the flue is not blocked. Check the pressure if you have a combi boiler or a sealed system. If the pressure is too low, top it up till it reaches 1.5 bar.

If the problem persists, it’s time to call a professional engineer to inspect and diagnose the problem.