Do You Need an Emergency Boiler Repair?

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Do You Need an Emergency Boiler Repair?

20 June 2023
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When your boiler suddenly stops working, you might jump to the conclusion that you need an emergency boiler repair. Try not to panic. There are a number of potential reasons why your hot water or heating isn't working, and you might find that it requires a simpler solution than you thought. If you should run into such a problem, keep reading.

Is it really an emergency?

There are some situations in which a broken boiler could be seen as in need of an emergency boiler repair, especially when the problem could result in harm to the property or the people living in it. For example, if you have no heating during the winter, or if there are vulnerable people in your home, such as young children or elderly people.

So what should you do?

If it's safe to do so, the first thing you should do is reset the boiler. How to go about doing this can depend on the model and manufacturer, so take a look at your user manual for instructions, and be sure to follow them. Once you've reset the boiler, if it starts working again, you can continue going about your day. If not, here are a few tips on what to do.

Finding the right error codes

Some boilers include a digital display that shows an error code in the event something goes wrong. Having this code at hand will help with the next steps. The user manual will typically provide an explanation as to what each of the error codes means.

Contacting your boiler provider

If your boiler is under warranty, you can call your boiler manufacturer or provider to seek advice and set up a visit from an engineer under the terms of the warranty. If the warranty has expired, but you have coverage, either as an individual policy or as a part of your home insurance, call the provider anyway to ask if the particular problem with your boiler is covered by your agreement. If so, ask them for advice on what you should do from there.

Getting a professional to diagnose and fix the problem

Another option is getting to the bottom of what's happening with your boiler is to get in touch with a heating engineer. They'll inspect the situation and offer advice on what repairs are needed, including letting you know whether replacement or new parts will be involved. They will also give you a detailed account of costs related to the work and any parts needed not covered under a warranty or a policy. 

In the event of an emergency boiler repair, calling a heating engineer couldn't be easier. All you'll need to do is answer a few questions and explain the problem, and they'll let you know when they're available for a visit. Just remember that in the event of an emergency, calling a 24-hour boiler repair service could spare you and your family from distress and discomfort that could otherwise have been avoided. 

For more info, contact a local company like Canberra Boilers Pty Ltd.