What to Do If You Need an Emergency Boiler Repair?

A boiler breakdown can be a major annoyance, particularly during the colder months. Knowing what actions to take can help to reduce the damage and guarantee that your home's heat and hot water are restored as soon as possible. Here are a few approaches for dealing with an emergency boiler repair.

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Have a boiler emergency? Here's what to do:

what to do with a boiler emergency

Identify the issue

First, try to determine the nature of the problem. Is there no heat or hot water? Are there any weird noises coming from the boiler? Is the boiler showing an error code? Having a concept of what the problem is will help you convey the situation more properly when you contact for assistance.

Check the basics

Before assuming the worst, consider the most basic potential reasons that you can safely tackle on your own. Make that the boiler is turned on, the thermostat is properly set, and the pressure gauge is reading within the normal range. Also, make sure the pilot light (if applicable) is lit. Resetting the boiler or increasing the pressure can sometimes be enough to solve the problem.

Turn off the boiler

If you see a leak, smell gas or see any evident damage to the boiler, turn it off right away. This includes turning off the gas supply, if possible. It is critical to prioritise safety to avoid any potential risks.

Contact a professional

After performing simple inspections, if the problem persists or you are unable to identify it, it is necessary to contact a competent professional. Check that the engineer is Gas Safe registered, which is a legal requirement for anyone working on boilers in the UK. Give them as much information as possible about the boiler's status, including any problem codes you've noticed.

Avoid DIY repairs

While it is beneficial to understand your boiler and do basic troubleshooting, avoid trying any repairs that require disassembling the boiler or handling gas. This is not only unsafe, but it may also invalidate the boiler's existing warranty.

Consider temporary solutions

If the repair cannot be completed right away, investigate alternative sources of heating and hot water. Electric heaters are a temporary option for keeping a space warm, while electric showers deliver hot water without the use of a boiler.

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