We just get used to things working the way they should, pushing the course of our everyday lives. We don’t think much about the engineering behind the scenes that takes place every day to give us our food, hot water and electricity. If it goes wrong, however, our lives are suddenly plunged into turmoil, uncertainty and misery! And you know that when your boiler breaks down, it’s going to be in the middle of winter, when it’s the hardest thing to do when you need it the most. Here are some typical issues that can happen:
Leaking-it may be triggered by a variety of problems if you find a leak coming from your boiler. A damaged or broken internal component, such as a pump seal or valve, would usually be the cause. Most likely, a pump seal leak would just require a new seal and a pressure leak may mean that the pressure of your boiler is too high. Never try to repair a leaky boiler on your own, as you would need a licenced engineer with a Gas Safe accreditation like Cheltenham Boilers company the Combi Man.
Pilot light problems – This may be the result of a draught blowing it out or a build-up of dirty light deposits or a defective thermocouple cutting off the gas supply. If the Pilot light does not operate, check other gas appliances to see if they are working, and if not, if there is a supply issue, check with your gas supplier. If this is not the problem, then you will need a competent gas engineer’s advice. Never try yourself to carry out work on the boiler.