Boilers are confusing appliances, especially if you aren't an expert- which we know most people aren't! However, it is important to recognise some key boiler faults, so you can keep your family as safe as possible. Boilers can be dangerous, so you always need to be one step ahead! The following blog post lists the most common boiler faults you may experience...
Low boiler pressure
If your boiler pressure constantly seems to drop, it is a sign of an internal issue. The optimal pressure for your boiler is between 1 and 1.5 bar. If you often find yourself topping it up, you should get a gas engineer to take a look.
Strange boiler sounds
Sounds to listen out for include banging, gurgling, kettling and rumbling. If you have noticed any of these, it is a good idea to get your boiler checked out. Each sound can be caused by a different issue, so there is no one way to resolve it.
Unusual gas smells
Gas smells coming from your boiler must be looked at with an emergency call out. Smelling gas is often the sign of a carbon monoxide leak, which can be fatal in some cases.
Switching off without warning
If your boiler switches off without warning, this is a clear sign of an issue. You need to be able to rely on your boiler, so you should get this problem looked at as soon as you can. It can be caused by a wide range of issues, so you should get a gas engineer to take a look.
Pilot light issues
Ideally, your pilot light should burn with a strong blue colour. If this is not the case, there is an issue with the gas supply to your boiler. This can be very dangerous and you should never try and rectify the issue for yourself. Instead, call out a gas engineer to take a look at the gas supply.
Need a boiler repair in Thetford?
Our team offer a range of boiler repairs across Thetford, Newmarket, Brandon, Stowmarket, Ely and Diss. Is your boiler experiencing one of the above faults? Or have you noticed some else that is unusual with your boiler? Either way, get in touch today to arrange a free quote with our team. To get in touch, give us a call on 07767 783 221 or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, if you would like, you can use the contact form on our website to send us a message.