A broken boiler in your home is both inconvenient (e.g. no heat during the winter) and potentially life-threatening, that's why it's so important to be able to spot the signs of a faulty boiler...
Lack of warm water? Call out a gas engineer in Wigan
If the thermostat in your home is functioning correctly and the water levels in the tank are where they should be, the boiler should, in theory, produce warm water. However, if after you've turned the hot tap on and you've noticed a lack of warm water, we'd recommend that you call out an engineer to check out your boiler. A lack of warm water might suggest that the motorised valve has failed, the airlocks have broken or the diaphragm of the boiler needs to be replaced.
Low Pressure? Book a boiler repair in Wigan
If you've noticed a drop in water pressure in recent weeks, take a look at the pressure gauge on the boiler. If the reading given is below 1, we'd recommend that you call out an engineer to take a look at your boiler. A drop in water pressure might indicate that the pressure-release valve has broken or there's a leaky pipe somewhere in the system.
Faulty Pilot Light
If the pilot light has gone out, It's likely as a result of a broken thermocouple, which often fails as a result of a deposit build-up in the system. If this happens, reigniting the pilot light immediately without checking the gas appliances can prove dangerous. Instead, check to see if the stopcock is on or if you're unsure, contact a gas engineer in Wigan.
Noisy Boiler? You might be due a boiler repair
If you can hear whistling, spluttering, gurgling and/or intermittent banging sounds coming from your boiler, please call out an engineer to take a look at your boiler ASAP. Strange noises often result from low pressure, pumps that on the verge of imminent failure, a build-up of limescale and sludge on the heat exchanger or it might suggest that there's trapped air somewhere in the boiler.
If your thermostat has recently given false readings, turns the heating on/off at will or your boiler switches itself off, chances are that it is too old and needs to be repaired/replaced. Yes, thermostats get old too!
Uneven heat distribution, sludge build-up that prevents free flow of water or air build-up can cause some parts of the radiator to stay cold even when other parts are heating up. This usually means the radiator has to be bled.
Contact us for a boiler repair in Wigan
Never carry out a repair on your gas boiler if you're unsure of what you're doing, it's not only dangerous, but it could also cost you more money than what you were trying to save in the first place. Always contact a Gas Safe Registered engineer to carry out a boiler repair. We offer a boiler repair service in and around Wigan. Contact us via our contact form or on 07877 612 852.