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There are a lot of good benefits to having central heating with a gas boiler, still, every now and then, you’re very likely to run across a problem. While it is probable that the situation you have will be exceptional, the vast majority of the time you’re very likely to see that your gas boiler issue is a common one. This guarantees that finding the correct solution will be a lot easier and quicker than what you believed. A considerable amount of gas boiler situations can actually be prevented by getting your gas boiler serviced regularly, we strongly recommend at least annually.

The Six Most Frequent Gas Boiler Repair Problems

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  1. No Hot Water
  2. Your Boiler Is Leaking Or Dripping
  3. Odd Sounds Coming Out Of The Boiler
  4. Extinguished Pilot Light
  5. Boiler Has Low Pressure
  6. Problems With Your Thermostat

1. No Hot Water – Essentially, your gas boiler is not carrying out its job whenever this happens, and there are a couple of probable causes.

  • A diaphragm or airlock is broken.
  • There is a low level of water.
  • There could be something wrong with your thermostat.
  • A motorised valves has failed.
The first and easiest points that you can inspect are the boilers water pressure and the thermostat. If it is any one of these problems then simply follow your gas boiler suppliers guidelines for dealing with these situations. If it is none of the above then you should contact a qualified and Gas Safer registered boiler engineer to take a look at the situation correctly.

2. Your Boiler Is Dripping Or Leaking

Leaks and drips are a clear symptom of a probably even more serious situation, but except if you’re authorised to do so you should not attempt to find out the situation yourself. A lot of the causes for your boiler to be having drips or leaks will most likely need a qualified boiler engineer to fix them. Drips and leaks are frequently due to a damaged pump seal or pressure valve. After it is repaired, you might need to lower your boiler’s pressure, your boiler engineer will gladly advise you on how to do it.

3. Odd Sounds Coming Out Of The Boiler

Possibly the most noticeable of all boiler situations is whenever your gas boiler starts to make unusual noises, like banging or gurgling. It’s probably that air is caught inside the system is the issue, but it could possibly also be because of low water pressure. However, the situation may also be a lot more serious, including your boiler nearing the end of its life and you really need a brand-new boiler fitted.

4. Extinguished Pilot Light

The solution for an extinguished pilot light is simple, simply relight it. But before doing that you need to check out your system to establish if there’s a more serious issue primarily. Problems you could identify include:
  • A close by draught extinguishing the light.
  • Build up in close proximity to or around the pilotlight which puts it out.
  • The source of gas might be halted by a thermocouple that is broken.
If you do spot anything that you think may be a problem then you need to contact your local boiler engineer to take a look at and if required deal with even before you attempt to relight the pilot light.

5. Boiler Has Low Pressure

A loss of pressure in your gas boiler can be a signal of a problem with your central heating system itself. You are able to review the pressure of your boiler by looking at the gauge and making sure that it is over 1. If it is not, then there’s a problem elsewhere inside your central heating system that requires to get looked into by a qualified boiler engineer.

6. Problems With Your Thermostat

boiler replacement specialists KenleyAn unreliable thermostat can create various problems, so it is very important to determine a frequent routine (at least once a quarter) to make sure that your thermostat is functioning as it should. It’s a simple test. You just simply begin by making sure the thermostat is placed in the right position and has the correct setting and that your boiler switches off when you reduce the temperature level and then back on once more when you increase the temperature level.

In Conclusion

The above situations are the main ones that our heating technicians are contacted for. If you’re in any doubt then it is much safer to phone a qualified heating engineer that is on the Gas Safe register to have a look and advise you. If you do have a problem with your gas boiler and want an Emergency boiler repair then call our Croydon team and book a visit with any of our local 24 hour emergency gas boiler repair engineers.

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