The boiler market in the UK and across the globe has continued to heat up of late, with repairs and maintenance providing the bedrock for this industry.
There’s no doubt that home-owners are increasingly aware of the importance of having their boilers regularly inspected and serviced, with the cost of minor repairs enabling them to save money in the longer-term.
There may also be instances where your boiler requires unplanned maintenance, so it’s important to keep an eye on its performance over time. Here are some telltale signs that your boiler is due for a repair:
1. Are there Strange Noises Coming from your Boiler?
Whilst it’s not unusual for boilers to make loud or sudden noises, this is often a telltale sign that the unit is on the verge of a breakdown.
So, if you’ve recently noticed gurgling, kettling or banging noises emerging randomly from your boiler unit, it may be the time to get in touch with a Gas Safe registered engineer to arrange a service.
In simple terms, these noises may mean that air is trapped in the system, which can increase pressure and undermine your energy efficiency over time.
This may eventually cause your boiler to fail, at which point you may have little choice but to buy and install a new unit.
2. Are your Radiators Cold After They’ve Been Bled?
If you’ve ever noticed cold patches on your heated radiators, the chances are that there is air trapped in the system.
This issue can usually be resolved by bleeding your radiators and releasing the air, which will lower the pressure in your system and allow the correct level of heat to reach your pipes.
However, if you’ve successfully bled your radiators and they’re still failing to heat up correctly, there may be a more serious fault in the system that demands urgent attention.
So, if you’ve bled your radiators and the underlying issue persists, we’d recommend that you get in touch with a local plumbing and heating firm straight away.
3. Does your Boiler Keep Turning Off by Itself?
We close with a relatively straightforward sign, and one that’s obviously indicative of a faulty boiler.
If your boiler intermittently shuts off on its own accord without heating either your home or water source to the required temperature, it’s clear that you need to have the unit serviced at your earliest possible convenience.
Similarly, if you continually notice that the pressure gauge is dropping below 0.8 bar, you may also need the expertise of an accredited engineer to investigate the reasons behind this.
Getting Help with your Boiler Repairs
If you notice one or all of these signs, the time has come to have your boiler serviced. This may be even more urgent if you have an older unit, or one that has experienced issues in the past.
Fortunately, if you live in Wolverhampton, Dudley, Stourbridge and Birmingham, you can call on RJM Multi Trade to handle all of your boiler maintenance and installation needs. All of our engineers are Gas Safe registered and affiliated to UKLPG, whilst we’re also a fully certified and CHAS Accredited Contractor.