Why Choose Us For Your Boiler Repair Needs in London?
Boiler breakdowns can happen at the most inconvenient times. We, at My Plumber, understand that you will want to get your boiler fixed as quickly as possible, and we are set up to do just that. The well-prepared boiler repair specialists can help you even in emergencies, but the time for the appointments is still a matter of availability.
A broken down or faulty boiler is a major inconvenience and can leave you with no heating or hot water at the times when you need it most.
An Emergency Boiler Repair Team You Can Count On
At My Plumber, our expert boiler engineers will have your combi boiler, system boiler or regular boiler fixed safely and efficiently, keeping you and your family warm and safe.
We are familiar with all boiler brands and all boiler fault codes. There’s not a single boiler problem that we haven’t fixed over the years, so no matter whether your boiler pressure is low, your boiler is noisy or your boiler won’t turn off, our Gas Safe engineers will be able to get it fixed.
Reasons You May Need a Boiler Repair in London
London is the city with the highest percentage of boiler breakdowns and а boiler repair service is more commonly needed. But this has a logical explanation. There are many old properties with old heating systems which do not easily allow for any upgrades and repairs.
The higher number of population and homes of multiple occupations are the reason why boilers are used more often. In addition, the high population density and the high average annual temperatures are also a significant factor. Households that leave their boilers inactive for a longer time experience more problems, blockages and repair issues, compared to heating systems that are used regularly. The higher number of landlords in London is another important factor for the high percentages of boiler repair issues and the reason is simple. Tenants are not responsible for the boiler repairs. They underestimate the small signs of faults until the boiler breaks down. Then, an emergency boiler repair specialist should be called to fix the boiler.
Common Boiler Repair Issues
Maybe your boiler won’t turn off or it keeps switching off by itself? Is your boiler leaking? Is the pressure too low? Too high? Keeps dropping? Regardless of the problem, a boiler that's not working properly is a potential health risk and should be repaired by a professional. Below are some common boiler faults we can help you fix. If you require further information, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
- No heat or hot water
- Kettling sounds
- Radiators not getting hot enough
- Banging noises
- Pilot light going out
- Losing pressure
- Frozen condensate pipe
- Thermostat problems
- Leaking boilers
- Boiler keeps switching off
Boiler Repair or Replacement – What Is the Right Decision for Your Boiler?
The first thing you should consider while taking this decision is your safety. A professional Gas Safe registered boiler specialist can tell you if your heating system can be safely repaired. The worst-case scenario could be to be at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning due to an old boiler that doesn’t work safely.
Another major factor you should consider is the age of your boiler and how many times you had emergencies with it. If your boiler is relatively new, the most cost-effective solution is to repair it. However, boilers older than 10 years are much more likely to cause problems. Also, some spare parts may become no longer available. That's why replacing your old and inefficient appliance with a modern one will be a more budget-friendly decision. If your boiler is out of warranty, you have to cover the full cost of the repairs.
If your heating bills are getting higher with no change in your water usage and energy tariff, then replacement with a more energy-efficient boiler can help you save money. You should not worry about your boiler installation as we work with Worchester and Vaillant accredited boiler installers and they will make sure the process will meet all the safety procedures and industry standards. If your boiler is relatively new, then the problem could be minor and easily fixed by a professional.
An annual boiler service is a good way to prevent costly repairs and unnecessary stress and we can help you easily arrange this appointment.
Here at My Plumber, we believe in providing an excellent standard of customer service. That's why we are independently recommended, vetted and monitored by Trustpilot, where our customers have rated our service at 4 out of 5 stars. You can view all our Trustpilot reviews online.
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Do You Need a Heating Engineer or a Plumber?
If your boiler breaks down and needs repair, who should you call? This question may lead to some confusion as the two roles may seem quite similar. A boiler repair service includes working with gas, so by law, only Gas Safe registered engineers can work on your heating system. Check our gas engineer prices.
When you need a professional to deal with blockages, leaks or carry out installations of appliances that involve water, you need a plumber. Some plumbers can be Gas Safe registered, however, this should not be expected from everyone you contact. Here are our plumbing prices.
A Boiler Repair Service For All Brands
Our Gas Safe registered engineers are experienced in fixing all major boiler brands, so there is no need to panic. Our boiler repair team is based in London and can get your boiler back up and running in no time.
Whether you have an Alpha, Ariston, Baxi, Biasi, Buderus, Ferroli, Glow Worm, Grant, Heatline, Ideal, Keston, Potterton, Suanier Duval, Vaillant, Viessmann, Vokera, Worcester Bosch or any other brand, we can fix your boiler. We'll have it back in full working order in no time so that you can get back to a normal life.
Fix My Boiler: Reasons To Choose Us
There are many reasons you should choose My Plumber to come out to fix your boiler, but here are the top reasons to choose our boiler repair service:
- All boiler brands fixed
- 94% of boiler repairs fixed in one visit
- Immediate response to call-outs
- Emergency boiler repairs
- No hidden charges
- 12 month guarantee on work and parts
Common Boiler Repair Faults
Below are some common boiler faults we can help you fix. If you require further information, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.
No heat or hot water
This is a very common problem and can be caused by a variety of reasons. There may be no pilot light, a problem with a diaphragm or an airlock or a motorised valve may have failed. Also, it could be that your thermostat is not turned up high enough (a very common problem!) or there could be a leak in your central heating system that needs to be fixed.
Radiators not getting hot enough
There could be air in the radiators which can sometimes be released by using a bleed key. Also, cold patches on the radiators can be caused by the system water being dirty. Your engineer may recommend a powerflush to resolve this. In addition, there could be a problem with the radiator valve which may need replacing. It is always good to have thermostatic radiator valves on your radiators as you can control how warm your radiator will get depending on your preferred temperature.
This is a common problem in hard water areas such as London. Limescale builds up in your boiler and can damage the heat exchanger. It is possible to have a scale reducer fitted to the system which removes the scale from the system. Also, powerflushing will help to clean out system debris.
There could be sludge or debris in your system water which then goes through your boiler or there could be air in the system. Also, if the boiler is scaled up, this will cause it to make some funny noises, too. Alternatively, it might be that the water pressure is too low.
Pilot light going out
This could be caused by a broken thermocouple or there could be a problem with the gas valve. Also, if the air seal is broken, a draught could blow out the pilot light. It may be that the pilot light needs to be cleaned as it might be blocked with debris.
The most common cause of a boiler losing pressure is a leak in the central heating system. Also, the pressure relief valve could be faulty and/or the expansion vessel has failed (or it could be a combination of both).
Frozen condensate pipe
Condensing boilers have a condensate pipe which takes away water from the boiler. From time to time, this can freeze which causes a blockage resulting in the boiler failing.
Thermostats can fail when they get older as they can become inaccurate in their readings. This means that they turn the boiler on and off at the wrong times when they are not supposed to.
From time to time, seals on boilers leak and need to be replaced. Faulty seals are the most common reasons for a leak.
Boiler keeps switching off
This could be caused by low water pressure, a blocked condensate pipe, air in the system or the pump not circulating the water in the system properly. Our emergency boiler repair team will be able to solve all of these issues.
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