Boiler Repairs; Common boiler problems
While boilers are built to last years, they may come across a few common problems and need a repair or two. At 1-2-1 Plumbers we provide a range of boiler repairs and with our expertise knowledge and understanding of boilers we can easily get time job done in a time friendly manner. Making sure you take notice to any noticeable changes to your boiler or heating system is crucial, as identifying the problem at an early stage and help prevent unwanted extra costs and damages. Below we’ve included a list of common problems you may come across, and we highly recommend you getting in touch if any of the below sound familiar to you. If you’ve noticed a change in your boiler that isn’t listed below, feel free to give us a call and we’ll happily come over and see what work needs to be done.
Common boiler problems
No heat or hot water
Is your boiler not functioning how it should be? Perhaps you’ve noticed a sudden change in your hot water, or you aren’t getting the heat you should be? The potential cause of this could be down to a broken diaphragms and/or airlocks, issues with the thermostat, love water levels, or the failure of the motorized valves.
Leaking and dripping
There are a range of issues that could cause you boiler to leak or drip, however to get to the main cause of the problem you’ll have to determine where the leak is actually coming from. One of the most common reasons of leakages is down to a broken internal component such as a pump seal of the pressure valve. Most of the time certain parts can be replaced however it’s always best to get a specialist in to determine the source of the leakage and the best action to take.
Strange banging, whistling or gurgling noises
You may hear your boiler making some rather odd sounds, if that is so and your hear strange banging, whistling, or gurgling noises it may be due to air in the system or water pressures being too low. Normally strange noises aren’t anything to worry about as they are common among boilers, however it’s always best to get it checked just to be sure.
If you’ve noticed your boiler pressure has dropped there may be a problem with your central heating system which isn’t functioning properly. Any boiler pressure below 1 may be signs of a problem such as a water leak in your system or the pressure relief valve may need replacing. If you’ve come across this problem and are worried your boiler may be suffering from a complication give us a ring now and we’ll come round and get it checked.
Frozen condensate pipe
Condensing boilers come with a pipe that transfers the acidic waters caused by waste gas away from the boiler and as far away possible. Seeing as this usually runs outside and into a drain nearby, any severe changes in the weather can affect the pipe. Due to its location your condensate pipe can easily freeze, and while most often have a warning notification if your condensate pipe is frozen it’s still best to get an expert to get it checked out.
Boiler suddenly switches off
Boilers can suddenly switch off which is rather annoying, however it can also be alarming for those that don’t understand boilers and how they function. Most of the time boilers switch off due to low water pressure, when there is a problem with the thermostat, or if there is a lack of water flow. If you’ve noticed this happening far too often then normal, give us a ring straight away and we’ll make sure your boiler is back to its normal self as soon as possible.