When your boiler is on the blink, the first course of action is to usually call an experienced heating or plumbing company to get it fixed. But how do you know if it’s an emergency or potentially something you can fix on your own?
With that in mind, we’ve created a run-down of the most common issues that require a one-off boiler repair rather than an emergency call-out or DIY fix.
Common Boil Repairs in Wirral
Beyond bleeding radiators and increasing boiler pressure, you will most likely need the help of an experienced heating engineer to fix the most common boiler problems. So with that in mind, here are the most common issues we encounter in the Wirral region.
Hot Water But No Heating
This issue typically affects combi boilers more than others. If you can receive hot water but can’t get the heating to come on, you should call a Gas Safe registered heating engineer. The chances are that a part within the boiler has broken or failed.
In most cases of hot water but no heating, the guilty party is a broken diaphragm, faulty airlock, or the motorised valve failing. But it could be a wide variety of issues, which is why you need to call in professionals.
It may sound obvious, but a boiler should never leak. If you spot your boiler leaking, immediately turn off the water (as well as your boiler) and call a heating engineer to come and take a look at the issue.
Once again, leaks are usually caused by faulty or broken parts. The main culprits in these situations are either the pressure valve or pump seal, either of which may have worn out and require replacing. Should you find water coming from one of your boiler pipes, the chances are that it has become corroded and needs replacing.
In some cases, it’s a simple case of having the boiler pressure too high, so make sure you check your current settings against your manufacturer instructions to ensure the system isn’t over-pressurised.
No Heating and No Hot Water
In the middle of a Wirral winter, the last thing you want is to lose your heating and hot water, but, unfortunately, it happens to many households each and every year.
There are a myriad of problems that could lead to this outcome, including but not limited to the following:
- Power supply issues
- The pilot light going out
- Gas supply issues
- Condensate pipe freezing
- Thermostat issues
That’s why you need to have a Gas Safe Registered heating engineer take a look to diagnose the problem. It’s also why you should have a regular boiler servicing schedule in place so that your boiler is always running at its optimal performance level.
When Your Wirral Boiler is in Need of Repair – Call The Professionals at Wirral Plumbers
At Wirral Plumbers, we know that a boiler breakdown is the last thing you want. Not only are you going to be worried about restoring access to heating and/or hot water, but you’ll also be worrying about the unexpected build repair costs.
At Wirral Plumbers, we always solve your boiler issues in the most cost-effective manner and can deliver regular boiler servicing to ensure that your boiler continues to serve you as long as it should.
So, if you’ve noticed that your boiler is on the blink, don’t hesitate to give our experienced team a call on 0758 0395 493. Or, if you know the types of boiler repair you need, fill out our online contact form to receive a quote within 24 hours.