Whether you own a new or an older boiler, at some time it is likely for your boiler to be in need of a repair of some sort.
An annual service from a Gas Safe registered engineer is essential
to ensure that your boiler remains in good condition,
and any issues with the boiler are resolved before they escalate into something costly.
There are no repairs that are recommended for an untrained person to carry out,
even those who feel they are handy around the house –
the complex and varied nature of each boiler and the horrific consequences that could
occur in a botch job and the damage it could do to your home.
A boiler breakdown, water leaks even low and high-pressure readings on a boiler can indicate a fault that
needs a repair on the boiler itself or the system.
you have insurance cover for breakdowns and boiler repair,
the first thing you must do is contact them and they will
often take the problem from your hands and contract a
Sometimes an insurer may require that you yourself find a gas safe engineer
local to you to repair your boiler, and
request a quote and receipts which will subsequently be paid by them.
Most insurers have a 24-hour hotline for emergencies,
so do not be afraid to contact them right away if you are worried about the cold or the safety of your boiler.
you do not have insurance you will have to search for a reliable
Gas Safe engineer and pay them out of your own pocket for repairs.
Engineers often work as part of a company, or independently,
and can be researched online or via the
yellow pages or the Gas Safe RegisterAlways make sure that you trust your engineer, and
get as many good references of them doing a good job as possible, using the internet or word of mouth – this is especially useful when trying to avoid the occasional ‘bad apple’ in the business.
Don’t accept the first quote offered for your boiler repair,
try to shop around for the best deal without compromising on expertise and experience.
If you’re lucky enough not to require a boiler replacement,
it is possible to obtain parts either from a company
specialising in boiler supplies, or from the
manufacturer of your original boiler.
know what parts are required for you when providing you with a quote for your repair,
and they themselves can often obtain them cheaply from their trusted suppliers.
Of course, if you feel you can get a better deal, make sure you have a detailed list of all that is
required from the engineer before purchasing parts to make sure you obtain the correct pieces.
If you are having your boiler repaired through your insurance you will often not need to worry
about parts, and if you do be sure to obtain receipts and quotes to provide them.
Attempting to fix your own boiler without the correct qualifications can be extremely dangerous,
is strongly advised against, and the law.
Always make sure you hire a completely
qualified Gas Safe and reliable engineer to undertake any boiler repair.
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