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8 signs that your boiler is in need of repair

Are you thinking that you might need a new boiler but you don't know how to tell if your boiler is in need of repair, or past the point of no return? If so, Green Flame Plumbing and Heating are here to let you know what signs to look out for!

1. You are getting no hot water in your home

If your boiler doesn't heat up at all or your house is heating up very slowly, then this is a big indication that your boiler has a fault. You may have got used to having to wait for an age for any heat in your home, but this is a problem our experienced gas engineers can easily sort out for you.

2. Your boiler or pipes have a leak

If there is a leak coming from your system, not only will this damage your boiler, it also damages your home. Leaks can cause dampness and mould, as well as internal boiler issues such as pressure problems, so we recommend you get it looked at as soon as possible by a qualified engineer. Give us a call on either 07971 651 849 or 07429 250 903 today.

3. Strange sounds coming from your boiler?

Are you hearing strange sounds, such as kettling which is caused by water being unable to move freely through your system, causing it to heat up too much and boil? If so, our gas engineers recommend that you get your system power flushed, to clean it thoroughly. We can do this for you, so just give us a call to book a powerflushing service.

4. Has your boiler's pilot light gone out?

If your boiler's pilot light has gone out, it is likely that there is an issue with your gas supply. You should never attempt to relight it yourself, as this can be very dangerous. Instead, leave it to our gas engineers to do the job for you.

5. The boiler pressure dips regularly

Low boiler pressure can be caused by leaks or your pressure valve. If your pressure gauge constantly reads below 1, even after topping it up, call out our gas engineers to take a closer look.

6. Your condensate pipe is frozen

There are many ways to thaw a frozen pipe, such as with a hot water bottle or hairdryer. However, if you feel uncomfortable doing so, our team will be happy to help you out.

7. Your thermostat could be faulty

Thermostats can malfunction or lose accuracy over time, so it is common for them to need replacing. If you have been having thermostat issues, our team will recommend what you need to do.

8. Does your boiler turn off unexpectedly?

If your boiler turns off without you turning it off manually, it can be caused by any of the above issues. Call out our gas engineers today on either 07971 651 849 or 07429 250 903 and we will help!