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    Updated: March 11, 2023

    Emergency boiler repair in Cardiff

    Several things can go wrong with your boiler. It’s important to know if it is an emergency repair or a one off repair. Here’s a list of what is considered to be an emergency:

    • No heating or hot water in winter
    • A gas leak

    We respond to an emergency Local boiler repair situation in Cardiff within 24 and will try our best to be at your doorstep as soon as possible. 

    What is a gas leak?

    A gas leak is a very serious problem. It is not to be taken lightly as it can lead to dangerous health issues for your family. You will simply be able to smell the gas when it’s leaking. Natural gas has a smell added to it to make it easier to detect. When there is an issue preventing your boiler from burning fuel for completion, carbon monoxide can be produced and released. Without a doubt, it’s a lethal gas and can cause many health problems. 

    Carbon monoxide has no smell added to it. It is also colourless. In order to detect a carbon monoxide leak, an alarm system should be placed near your system. 

    What are the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning?

    • Dizziness 
    • Headaches
    • Nausea
    • Breathlessness
    • Collapsing
    • Unconsciousness

    What to do in the event of gas leak

    • Firstly, open all windows and doors
    • Do not press any switches or light any flames whatsoever 
    • Evacuate and leave the property
    • You can call the Gas Emergency Service

    What is one off boiler repair?

    A one off boiler repair is when your boiler has a fault that is not classified as an emergency. We offer one off boiler repair in Cardiff and the surrounding areas.

    The cost for one off boiler repair can vary, depending on several factors such as the time required for the repair, the intensity of the repair and the unexpected complication that can take place.

    What are some of the most common boiler repairs? 

    Some repairs are more common than others due the frequency at which they happen. It is always advisable that you hire a professional gas engineer to carry out these repairs to be on the safe side even when you think it is a minor repair. 

    Boiler leaking

    A leaking boiler or a leaking central heating is a serious problem, no matter how insignificant the leaking is. It is best to turn off your water supply as well as your boiler when you spot a leak in order not to make it any worse. 

    A broken component is usually the cause of a boiler leak. That is why, a Gas Safe registered engineer should be the one doing the repair. Either a pressure valve or a pump steal are responsible for the leak. They might be worn out and need to be replaced. Pipe corrosion or poor installation can also cause a leak in your system. 

    High boiler pressure is also on the list of things that can cause boiler leak. When you increase the water pressure of your boiler, make sure that you haven’t exceeded the level administered by the manufacturer. 

    No hot water or heating

    We know how annoying and upsetting it is to be left without hot water in the midst of winter. Several factors and reasons can cause this problem. To name a few:

    • Power to the boiler is off
    • Gas is not being supplied to your property or that the oil storage tank is empty
    • Boiler pressure is too low.
    • The condensate pipe may be frozen due to freezing weather conditions

    Check the pilot light on your boiler to see if it is on or not if you have an old boiler. Without a pilot light, you will be left without hot water and heating. A pilot light is an indication of the status of your boiler. It lights a larger flame when there is a need for hot water or heating.

    Cold radiators

    One of the most common problems you can come across is cold patches on radiators. However, they are easy to solve and get rid of. Hot water is circulated around the radiators when you turn on your central heating. A buildup of air in your system can sometimes block your system, preventing hot water from heating the whole radiators. This will result in cold patches on your radiators. 


    Who can repair a boiler?

    The law requires that boiler repairs must be carried out by a trained and experienced professional. Gas boilers should always be repaired by a Gas Safe registered engineer to ensure maximum safety. 

    What happens if I don’t service my boiler?

    Without boiler service, you will shorten the lifespan of your boiler and cause its early death. An unchecked boiler can be life threatening to you and your family. What is more, your boiler will be less efficient, consume more energy and increase the risk of constant breakdown. 

    What are the most common problems of boilers?

    1- Boiler leaks. One of the most common boiler issues is a boiler leak
    2- Low boiler pressure. Low boiler pressure can lead to cold radiators and a lack of 3- hot water
    4- Boiler kettling
    5- Frozen condensate pipe
    6- No heat or hot water
    7- Boiler keeps switching off
    8- Pilot light going off

    Can a faulty boiler explode?

    Well, yes. It can be very dangerous so ensure you call someone out as soon as possible if your boiler is overheating.

    Should I turn my boiler off if it has a fault?

    It might be a sign that an internal part has failed. It’s not necessarily dangerous in itself but you should immediately shut off your boiler to prevent the electrics short-circuiting, and possible damage to your home.