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Emergency boiler repair: what to do

Sometimes boilers go wrong, and it’s important to have a plan of action for when they do. Looking out for particular signs of boiler failure can help to keep your boiler running, as well as keep you and your family safe. At B & R Heating, we offer emergency boiler repair in Plymouth and the South West. Keep reading to learn more about how to know when your boiler needs repair and what to do in an emergency.

Signs to call a professional

When your boiler is playing up it’s important to have a professional to rely on. If you’re having trouble with your boiler, B & R Heating is always here to carry out emergency repairs. No matter how well you look after your boiler, or how often you have it serviced, sometimes issues arise seemingly out of nowhere. When you’re facing a problem with your boiler, you should contact a professional to take a look at it. 

There are a few things you can look out for to know when your boiler might not be running safely or efficiently. Read on to find out what to keep an eye out for.

No heating

No one wants to return home to a cold house in the peak of winter. Or even want to face a cold shower during the morning rush before work. If your central heating isn’t working, or your hot taps are running cold, it’s time to contact a professional. Our team aims to get your heating and hot water up and running as soon as possible and prevent it from happening in the future.

You can smell gas

Smelling gas could be a sign that your boiler is leaking. You should contact a professional immediately as this can be dangerous if left for a prolonged period of time. Exposure to carbon monoxide can be threatening to you and your family, causing illness and potentially even being fatal.

An obvious sign of a gas leak is being able to smell gas (a strong, sulphur-like smell, like egg). If you don’t notice the smell of gas but start to feel dizzy, nauseous or have a headache this could be a sign of exposure to gas. Contact a professional for an emergency call-out to get this sorted out as soon as possible.  

The boiler is leaking

You might not think a leaking boiler is a serious problem, but it can be more of an issue than it seems. It could be a sign that one of the internal components such as a valve is broken. It’s important to get this sorted out as soon as possible to avoid the problem becoming worse. Contact our team at B & R Heating to have a look into the issue and get it sorted quickly and safely.

How to avoid emergency boiler repair

Some issues may arise out of nowhere, but there are some things you can do to avoid boiler breakdowns. Taking care of your boiler will increase its lifespan and cost you less in the long run!

Regular servicing

We recommend having your boiler serviced annually. This service will check that your boiler is running properly and efficiently. At B & R, all of our engineers are Gas Safe registered, meaning that they are certified to work safely in your home. They can carry out a service to check your boiler is in good working condition and prevent it from breaking down in the future. This will also protect you and your family from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Get to know your boiler

Understanding how your boiler works can help you to manage it effectively and notice any signs that it may not be functioning correctly. Being able to correct the boiler’s pressure gauge can be extremely helpful, allowing you to correct this quickly without calling for an engineer. Our helpful videos can provide you with a guide on how to do this on your boiler. If you’re unsure, one of our engineers will be happy to help! It’s better to ask for advice when you’re unsure to avoid potentially making the problem worse.

Emergency boiler repair in Plymouth

The key to keeping yourself safe and reducing potential damage is to act quickly if you notice your boiler functioning incorrectly. To get your boiler up and running as soon as possible, you should always contact a professional.

Need an emergency boiler repair in Plymouth? Get in touch with the team at B & R Heating!

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