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There are a number of excellent benefits to having central heating with a gas boiler, still, every once in a while, you’re very likely to come across a dilemma.

Although it is a possibility that the situation you have may be exceptional, the large majority of the time you’re very likely to see that your boiler situation is a normal one. This guarantees that choosing the appropriate solution will be a lot easier and faster than what you assumed.

A great deal of boiler issues can essentially be minimised by getting your boiler serviced regularly, we highly recommend at the very least once a year.

The Six Most Usual Gas Boiler Repair Situations

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  1. No Hot Water
  2. Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping
  3. Odd Sounds Coming From Your Boiler
  4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit
  5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
  6. Issues With Your Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Basically, your boiler is not carrying out its job when this happens, and there are a few possible causes.

  • A diaphragm or airlock is broken.
  • There’s a low level of water.
  • There may be something wrong with your thermostat.
  • One of the motorised valves has failed.

The first and easiest points that you can examine are the thermostat and the boilers water pressure. If it is any one of these problems then simply follow your boiler suppliers instructions for taking care of these issues. If it is not any of the issues above then you need to contact a qualified and Gas Safer registered boiler technician to take a look at the situation correctly.

2. Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping

Drips and leaks are a common symptom of a possibly more severe situation, however, except if you’re authorised to do so you should not try to figure out the situation for yourself. Most of the causes for your boiler to be having leaks or drips will most likely call for an authorised boiler technician to deal with them. Leaks and drips are commonly brought on by a malfunctioning pressure valve or pump seal. After it is replaced, you might have to turn down your boiler’s pressure, your boiler technician will be able to advise you on how to do it.

3. Odd Sounds Coming From Your Boiler

Probably the most noticeable of all boiler issues is when your boiler starts to produce weird noises, for instance, gurgling or banging. It’s most likely that air is trapped within the heating system is the problem, however, it could possibly additionally be due to low water pressure. Unfortunately, the situation might also be even more serious, including your boiler reaching the end of its lifespan and you really need a brand-new boiler installed.

4. Pilot Light Is Not Lit

The fix for an unlit pilot light is easy, simply relight it. However, before doing that you should take a look at your heating system to identify if there’s an even more dangerous problem first. Issues you could find include:

  • A nearby draft putting out the light.
  • Build up in close proximity to or around the {pilot}light that extinguishes it.
  • The supply of gas may be obstructed by a thermocouple that is broken.

If you do notice something that you think may be a problem then you should call your local gas technician to take a look at and if needed deal with before you attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

A loss of pressure in the boiler could be a signal of a problem with your central heating system itself. You can easily review the pressure of your boiler by looking at the pressure gauge and making sure that it is over 1. If it is not, then there’s a problem elsewhere within your central heating system that really needs to be checked out by an authorised gas technician.

6. Issues With Your Thermostat

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An unreliable thermostat can cause various problems, so it is critical to set a routine schedule (at minimum once a quarter) to be sure that the thermostat is operating as it should. It’s an easy test. You just simply start off by making sure the thermostat is placed in the right position and has the correct setting and that the boiler switches off when you decrease the temperature setting and back on once more when you increase the temperature setting.

In Conclusion

The above issues are the primary ones that our gas engineers are called for. If you’re in any doubt then it is safer to call an authorised gas technician who is on the Gas Safe register to have a look and advise you.

If you do have a problem with your boiler and need an Emergency boiler repair then get in touch with our South Shields team and schedule a visit with any of our local 24 hr emergency boiler repair engineers.

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