• The Boiler Repair

    Whether you own a new or an older boiler, at some time it is likely for your boiler to be in need of a repair of some sort.

    An annual service from a Gas Safe registered engineer is essential

    to ensure that your boiler remains in good condition,

    and any issues with the boiler are resolved before they escalate into something costly.

    There are no repairs that are recommended for an untrained person to carry out,

    even those who feel they are handy around the house –

    this is due to

    the complex and varied nature of each boiler and the horrific consequences that could

    occur in a botch job and the damage it could do to your home.

    What to do if you discover your boiler has a fault and needs a Boiler Repair

    A boiler breakdown, water leaks even low and high-pressure readings on a boiler can indicate a fault that

    needs a repair on the boiler itself or the system.

    you have insurance cover for  breakdowns and boiler repair,

    the first thing you must do is contact them and they will

    often take the problem from your hands and contract a

    qualified and trusted Gas Safe engineer to carry out the boiler repair.

    Sometimes an insurer may require that you yourself find a gas safe engineer

    local to you to repair your boiler, and

    request a quote and receipts which will subsequently be paid by them.

    Most insurers have a 24-hour hotline for emergencies,

    so do not be afraid to contact them right away if you are worried about the cold or the safety of your boiler.

    you do not have insurance you will have to search for a reliable

    Gas Safe engineer and pay them out of your own pocket for repairs.

    Choosing a Good Gas Safe Engineer For Your Boiler repair

    Engineers often work as part of a company, or independently,

    and can be researched online or via the

    yellow pages or the Gas Safe RegisterAlways make sure that you trust your engineer, and

    get as many good references of them doing a good job as possible, using the internet or word of mouth – this is especially useful when trying to avoid the occasional ‘bad apple’ in the business.

    Don’t accept the first quote offered for your boiler repair,

    try to shop around for the best deal without compromising on expertise and experience.

    Obtaining parts For The Boiler Repair

    If you’re lucky enough not to require a boiler replacement,

    it is possible to obtain parts either from a company

    specialising in boiler supplies, or from the

    manufacturer of your original boiler.

    Your qualified Gas Safe engineer will let you

    know what parts are required for you when providing you with a quote for your repair,

    and they themselves can often obtain them cheaply from their trusted suppliers.

    Of course, if you feel you can get a better deal, make sure you have a detailed list of all that is

    required from the engineer before purchasing parts to make sure you obtain the correct pieces.

    If you are having your boiler repaired through your insurance you will often not need to worry

    about parts, and if you do be sure to obtain receipts and quotes to provide them.

    Dangers of DIY On your Boiler

    Attempting to fix your own boiler without the correct qualifications can be extremely dangerous,

    is strongly advised against, and the law.

    Always make sure you hire a completely

    qualified Gas Safe and reliable engineer to undertake any boiler repair.