Emergency Boiler Repair: What you should do

You never know when you may need emergency boiler repair. Boilers are complex pieces of machinery that are often working without us noticing. However, as soon as they come across a problem, we tend to be the first to know. 

There’s no need to panic unless you’re discovering your boiler isn’t working whilst being with cold water in your shower. By having an annual service, you are already doing everything you can to prevent issues. Being prepared and on top of the smaller issues by simple boiler servicing can go a long to make sure that major issues are resolved long before your boiler breaks. 

From the get-go of noticing there is a problem with your boiler, you should contact a professional boiler repair service to get a gas safe registered engineer sent out to you as soon as possible. They can make the informed decisions on which repair options you need in order to get your boiler back up and running again.

What Is An Emergency Boiler Repair

There is no one type of boiler emergency, however, the most common are:

  • A gas leak
  • A water leak
  • When you are left without heating or hot water

What Should I do If I Smell Gas

If you can smell gas or think your gas boiler is leaking, you must call the Gas Emergency Services immediately. Leaking Gas is a danger to life. 

  1. Call the Gas Emergency Services line on 0800 111 999
  2. Put out any naked flames, and don’t smoke or strike any matches
  3. Turn off all your gas appliances and don’t use them until they’re checked by gas safe engineers
  4. Turn off your electrical appliances, and avoid turning any switches on or off
  5. Open your doors and windows
  6. Keep other people away from the area

What If There Is A Water Leak?

If you’re experiencing a water leak with your boiler, the best and only thing you should do during this time is turn your water supply off. Finding your stopcock and preventing the supply of water to your home will ensure it doesn’t get any worse whilst you wait for help. 

If you’re currently unsure where your stopcock is, it’s worth finding out long before the instance of an emergency. The last thing you need during this time is a hunt to find it. 

Typically you will find your stopcock under the main sink in your kitchen. However, it could be found outside the property too.

What To Avoid In Case Of An Emergency Boiler Repair

If your boiler breaks down unless you are a gas safe engineer the worst thing you can do is attempt to fix it yourself. The dangers this can lead to are not worth it. It is potentially life-threatening should anything go wrong. Attempting to fix anything relating to gas should only ever be carried out by a gas safe registered professional.

Why you should call the professionals 

At TNC heating we carry common boiler parts so where possible we will fix it at the first callout to get your boiler up and running in as short a time as possible. If we don’t have the part available, we will order this in and return it to replace it as soon as possible.

Whatever the case, we will only advise on the best and safest possible option.

Emergency Boiler Repair

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