Boilers are an essential part of our lives, especially during the cold winter months. They keep our homes warm and cosy, and provide us with hot water for our daily needs. However, like any other appliance, boilers can break down unexpectedly, leaving us without heating and hot water. It can be a stressful and frustrating experience, but don’t worry, Plumbing Angels are here to help. In this article, we will guide you through the steps you should take when your boiler breaks down.
Step 1: Don’t Panic
The first thing to do when your boiler breaks down is to stay calm. Boiler breakdowns are a common occurrence, and there are many things that can cause them. Panicking will only make the situation worse. Instead, take a deep breath and follow the steps below.
Step 2: Check the Basics
Before you call a plumber, there are a few things you can check to see if the problem is something simple that you can fix yourself. Check the boiler’s display panel to see if there are any error codes or warning messages. If there are, check the boiler manual to see what they mean and whether there are any simple fixes.
Next, check the thermostat and make sure it is set to the correct temperature. If it is too low, the boiler will not come on. Also, check the timer settings to make sure they are correct.
If none of these simple checks resolves the problem, move on to step 3.
Step 3: Call a Plumbing Professional
If you have checked the basics and your boiler is still not working, it is time to call a professional plumber. At Plumbing Angels, we have a team of qualified and experienced plumbers who can diagnose and fix any boiler problem quickly and efficiently.
When you call us, we will ask you a few questions about your boiler and the problem you are experiencing. This will help us to diagnose the problem and bring the right tools and spare parts to fix it. We will also give you an estimate of the cost of the repair so that you know what to expect.
Step 4: Stay Safe
While you are waiting for the plumber to arrive, there are a few things you can do to stay safe. First, turn off the gas supply to the boiler. This will prevent any gas leaks from occurring, which can be dangerous.
If you have an electric boiler, turn off the electricity supply to the boiler instead. Also, make sure that all the radiators in your home are turned off to prevent any damage to them.
Step 5: Have your Boiler Serviced Regularly
Prevention is always better than cure. Regular boiler servicing can help prevent breakdowns and extend the life of your boiler. At Plumbing Angels, we offer a range of boiler services, including annual boiler servicing and maintenance, power flushing, and boiler repairs.
In conclusion, a boiler breakdown can be stressful, but with the right approach, you can get it fixed quickly and efficiently. Remember to stay calm, check the basics, call a professional plumber, stay safe, and have your boiler serviced regularly to prevent breakdowns in the future. At Plumbing Angels, we are always here to help.