Boilers are an integral part of our lives. They give us heat, hot water and help to make our houses homes. So, when one needs a repair, it’s a serious situation. And we know that it’s a situation that can’t wait. That’s why JustBoilers.com repair systems all over London. Our team are expertly trained Gas Safe Engineers, and we will supply a precise and calculated repair service. All you need to do is ring up and let us know what the issue is. We will come out to your location, analyse what the problem is and get it fixed as quickly as we can.
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So many engineers doing boiler repair services can’t wait to leave the property, rushing a job to get it done as quick as possible. As a customer, this can leave you with more problems down the line like more repairs, or even a complete breakdown. At JustBoilers.com, we strive to make only one repair appointment. This is because we take our time, in order to deliver a permanent solution to your boiler issues. Our experts are dedicated to fixing any problem be it big or small.
- Trained professionals are on hand to deal with any problem that you may be having, nothing too big or too small. If it is concerning you or causing you an issue in your everyday life, then we are here to fix it.
- We take our time to understand the problem. We combine your description of the issue with what we can see when we arrive. Through this we get an accurate view of what the repair will require, and we carry out that repair then and there.
- We don’t leave you in the cold. We work hard to ensure that the boiler will be up and running, and completely serviced before we leave. You can rest, safe in the knowledge that your boiler is in safe hands.
Common Questions & Queries
How long will it take?
The length of the repair is completely dependent on the issue. But it can really help if you describe exactly what is wrong when we initially communicate. We wouldn’t want to give a precise time for a repair job as every repair needs its own unique process.
I don’t know what’s wrong, what should I do/say?
Don’t worry if you can’t tell what’s wrong, just explain to us what you can see/hear from the boiler. We’ll figure out the rest upon arrival. We’re not expecting our customers to be boiler experts, otherwise they wouldn’t need us. Any information you can give us previous to our visit is very helpful.
What is a room thermostat?
A room thermostat maintains the constant temperature in a room or your house, and also regulates the temperature. It automatically switches on and off your heating system depending on what the surrounding temperature is.
What is a combi boiler?
A general boiler heats water and provides a house or building with hot water at any time. It does this by storing the heated water in a tank for use whenever the user is ready. Combi boilers are smaller heaters that serve small houses and flats the best. They heat the water as and when it is needed, solving the old issue of ‘running out of hot water’.
Common Boiler Repair Faults
There are some common issues we come across on a daily basis, that may indicate your boiler is in need of repair. If you think that your boiler is not functioning properly because of one of the below issues, please get in touch.
Providing your home with hot water and keeping yourselves warm is the primary reason for having a boiler. Unfortunately, there could be a lot of reasons for this to happen. Perhaps the pilot light isn’t on, the diaphragm is faulty, a valve has failed, there’s a leak in the central heating system, or even your thermostat isn’t set to an adequate temperature.
Central heating systems are complicated, for a radiator to not warm up there could be a couple problems. Firstly, there could be air in the radiator, which can be released by using a bleed key. Read our instructional article if you’d like to find out how to bleed a radiator. If there’s cold spots in the radiator, the system water could be dirty, which could need a powerflush to resolve. Radiator valves also could be a cause, which would need replacing.
London is notorious for having hard water, just look into your kettle and you’ll see the impact this has on your utilities. Kettling is where limescale builds up and causes issues to the boiler system and damage to the heat exchanger. To overcome this, it’s a scale reducer can be installed to remove the build up from the system, as well as a powerflush to clean the system.
Banging noises indicate that something is passing through the system, knocking as it goes along. This could range from debris, sludge and even air. Furthermore, scale build up and low water pressure can create banging and rattling noises.
The pilot light indicates that the boiler has fired up and trying to heat the water being passed through it. Perhaps there’s a broken thermocouple or the gas valve is faulty. Draughts can also blow the flame out if there is a break in the air seal. Lastly, there could be debris that is stopping the pilot light from firing properly and will need to be cleaned.
The majority of the time, if your boiler is losing pressure then it is from a leak in the central heating system. Beyond that, there could be an issue with the pressure relief valve or the expansion vessel.
If your heating system makes use of a condensate pipe that draws water away from the boiler, this can sometimes freeze. If this happens, often a blockage will occur and the boiler will fail.
As a thermostat gets older it can begin to fail and provide inaccurate temperature readings. If the thermostat can’t tell how warm it is, then it won’t be able to keep the room at a steady temperature, turning the boiler on and off at the wrong times.
Seals are the most common reasons for a boiler to have a leak. Over time they can get damaged and degrade, meaning water will eventually leak out – particularly under high pressure.
The boiler will switch itself off to avoid causing further damage and harm to the system, as well as other reasons. Low water pressure, air in the system, and a blocked condensate pipe can all cause this issue.
If it is an emergency boiler repair or an urgent boiler breakdown in London then please don’t hesitate to call us straight away for our honest advice.