Boilers have a lifespan of around 10-15 years. Over this period your boiler’s working hard to supply you and your family with hot water. Therefore boilers do break down from time to time. Even those that are serviced every year. TM Hughes gas engineers have over 30 years experience. In repairing broken down boilers in Chelmsford homes. Boiler breakdowns can be very unpleasant. Especially in the depths of winter. But don’t worry. In the event of a Boiler breakdown, our local heating engineer can be with you within two hours. Your boiler will be up and running swiftly. You won’t get stung on the price either. We have no call out charges and will give you a price beforehand, so you know exactly what you’ll pay. We make sure our customers are always happy with our fair prices with no hidden surprises. Rates are often reviewed to ensure this. TM Hughes & Son engineers are gas safe registered, and Worcester Bosch accredited. We issue free no obligation quotes. We’re qualified to repair many makes of boiler. We carry Boiler parts in stock and can source most other components on the same day if necessary.
Types Of Boiler We Repair
We repair all models of Gas, LPG and Oil Boilers. Combi Boilers, System Boilers and Regular Boilers. Combi Boilers are usually the easiest of Boilers to repair. They don’t need a pump or water cylinder; they supply heat on demand using a heating element as the water flows. We repair all System Boilers whether they are part of a vented or an unvented system. System boiler’s include a cylinder so can be more complicated than combi boiler repairs. Boiler breakdowns are common with Regular or Traditional Boilers. Found in older properties around Chelmsford. Regular Boilers have lots of working parts in the central heating system.
Boiler Repairs We Undertake In Chelmsford
There are many reasons why a boiler breaks down. Over the years we have seen them all. If your boiler breaks down. Ensure it’s looked at by a qualified gas engineer. Interfering with a boiler and central heating system is dangerous. And can cause unnecessary damage, Making your problem worse. Here are some of the common Boiler Repairs we undertake in Chelmsford.
Over time sludge and limescale can build up in a boiler this issue’s called kettling. This unwanted build up blocks the water flow inside the heat exchanger. The heat exchanger then overheats and creates loud noises in your boiler and pipes. If left alone kettling can cause the boiler to fail in which case, a new heat exchanger’s required. If you’re suffering from loud noises in the system, it’s best to get your heating system power flushed. Before any damage’s done, shortening the lifespan of your boiler.
Never ignore a leaking boiler. Leaks can cause your boiler to short circuit and fail. Leaking water from boilers can cause water damage elsewhere in your home also. Usually, a leaking boiler’s fixable by replacing a faulty seal or pressure valve. To much pressure in your system can cause a valve to fail. If this is the case, our engineer will set the correct system pressure for you. Once the valve’s repaired or replaced. It’s very common for a pump seal to wear out causing leaking. Pump seal replacement is a common boiler repair job. Sometimes old boilers leak around the pipes. This could be down to improper fitting or corrosion.
Boiler Keeps Switching Off
If your boiler keeps switching itself off, this could be low pressure. If low pressure’s the issue repressurising the boiler to the correct pressure can sometimes be enough to fix it. Otherwise, a blockage in the system could be restricting water flow. An obstruction will need removing. A blocked or failed pump can cause low pressure, making the boiler switch itself off. In this case, the pump will need looking at.
An old unreliable thermostat can cause boiler issues. Your boiler could be in full working order, but an old thermostat is inaccurate or has failed. Prevnting your boiler from working. If your thermostats the cause then the installation of a new one will fix your boiler issue.
Pilot Light Keeps Going Out
Your boiler will stop working if the pilot light isn’t on. If your pilot light keeps going out, the first thing to check is the gas supply. If enough gas isn’t reaching the boiler, then it won’t stay on. The main cause of an extinguishing pilot light is a malfunctioned thermocouple. Stopping gas from entering your boiler. One of our engineers can replace a faulty thermocouple for you. A new thermocouple ensures enough gas is getting to the boiler and the pilot light isn’t blown out. So your boiler will run all the time.
Your boiler and central heating system require a certain amount of pressure to operate. If the pressure is absent, your boiler won’t work. A leak in the system can cause low pressure so can a faulty pressure relief valve. A leak in the system can be especially bad. Water damage to your home could occur. One of our engineers will identify a leak in the system or a faulty valve. Getting your pressure back up to where it needs to be.
Unusual noises in your boiler or central heating system need looking at on discovery. These noises can state a fault in the system. Such as failing pumps, Too much air in the system or low pressure. It’s best to get these faults looked at before they turn into serious issues.
Condensate Pipe Frozen
The wastewater from the modern condensing boiler’s expelled outside via a condensate pipe. These pipes should be insulated to prevent freezing in winter. A frozen and thus blocked condensate pipe can stop your boiler working. Frozen pipes need defrosting.
Radiators are not heating up
If your boiler’s not working, then your radiators won’t heat up. If your boiler is working and your radiators are not heating up, then you have one of two issues. If there’s too much air in the system heat isn’t distributed around the radiators as it should be. If the radiators are only getting hot at the bottom, there’s too much air in the system. A simple bleed will remedy this. You can do this yourself, or one of our engineers will be more than happy to do this for you. If your radiators are cold at the bottom or the bottom and middle you likely have a build up of sludge in the system. A power flush will get your system back to full working order.
Boiler Breakdown Prevention
Boilers work pretty much every day of the year. Boilers need to be well maintained if you want them to last and not let you down. An annual boiler service will minimise the risk of a boiler breakdown. Insulating vulnerable pipes in cold areas will prevent freezing problems. (which can lead to boiler breakdowns in winter). If you suspect a fault in your central heating system, give us a call. We will be more than happy to check your boiler and system for you. Boiler and central heating issues will never repair themselves. Left alone can turn into more severe and expensive problems.
Makes Of Boiler We Repair
- Worcester Bosch
- Saunier Duval
- And More
In The Event Of A Boiler Breakdown
Give us a call immediately on 01245 830075. We will give you advice over the phone and have one of our Chelmsford based engineers with you within two hours. Turn your boiler and central heating system off until we arrive. Turn off your mains stopcock If you see or suspect any leaking water, to prevent water damage to your home. Our engineer will identify and rectify your boiler problem. We have repaired boilers in many homes in Chelmsford over the years. We have a good reputation for repairing boilers. And an impeccable customer service record. We guarantee you will be happy with our boiler repair services and prices.
In most cases, we have a boiler repaired in a single visit. If we haven’t got a part in stock, we can usually source the parts the same day. Whatever it takes we will get your boiler working, we won’t leave you out in the cold.
If you would like to talk to a gas engineer or want to book a boiler repair, please contact us using the phone number or contact form below