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- No Call Out Charges
- 24/7 Service
- All Makes & Types Of Boiler Repaired
- Fair Prices
30 Years of Experience
For over 30 years TM Hughes & Son Gas Services have been repairing boilers in Southend, Eastwood, Leigh On Sea and Westcliff On Sea.
Fast 24/7 Service
A Gas Safe Registered Engineer can come and fix your Boiler within the next two hours. Or at a time convenient to you, so there’s minimal disruption to your busy schedule.
If your boilers stopped working, give us a call. You’ll speak to a friendly engineer who will assist you over the phone and arrange a time to repair your boiler.
Repairs For Homes & Businesses
We repair boilers in domestic and commercial properties. We have served many homes and businesses in the Southend area over the years with many happy customers who live or run businesses locally.
Fully Qualified & Gas Safe Registered
TM Hughes And Son Gas Services Ltd are a Worcester Bosch Accredited Company. Our engineers have the qualifications and experience to work on any boiler type or brand. There’s isn’t a boiler we haven’t worked on over the years, or a boiler we can’t repair.
When you book a Boiler Repair, our Southend based heating engineer will turn up at the agreed time and present the necessary Gas Safe Identification. Always check the credentials of any gas engineer you hire (whether it’s us or someone else). The Gas Safe Register card confirms your using a qualified and legal gas fitter.
An inspection of your boiler and some tests if necessary, will quickly identify the problem with your boiler. Once the fault has been diagnosed, and before work begins, you’re presented with a fixed price for the parts and labour. This will be the price you’ll pay on completion of the job. We won’t add any extras at the end of the job even if the repair takes longer than anticipated.
Fair Prices No Call Out Charges
You’ll find our prices are lower than the big national companies and competitively priced compared to other heating engineers in Southend. Our experienced engineers can repair boilers effectively in a reasonable time which allows us to keep our costs down.
Most boiler parts required for repairs are carried on our vans. Parts we don’t carry in stock can be acquired locally, so there’s no unnecessary waiting for your repair.
Your Boiler will be back working in a short space of time. Once the repair’s completed we’ll ensure the boilers working properly, you have hot water and your radiators are heating up. We’ll bleed your radiators if there’s excess air trapped in the system. Air will prevent your radiators from getting hot at the top.
Once the engineers finished he’ll tidy up the work area and may offer recommendations, so you get the most from your central heating system.
Makes Of Boiler We Repair
We can fix any make of Boiler which includes
- Worcester Bosch
- Saunier Duval
- And More
Types Of Boiler We Repair
We repair all types of boiler these include Gas, Lpg, Oil and Electric Boilers whether they are Regular, Combi or System Boilers.
Regular Boilers are often found in older Southend homes they utilise a water cylinder, a cold water storage cistern and a feed expansion tank. Because of all these working parts, regular boiler repairs can at times, be more involved than combi or system boiler repairs.
Combi Boilers are often found in smaller properties or in homes where space is restricted. They don’t need a pump or cylinder as hot water is heated on demand as water flows through the internal heating element. Combi Boiler repairs are generally the most simple.
System boilers heat and store hot water in a pressurised cylinder which then supplies taps and radiators. Popular in homes with multiple bathrooms. Most working parts are built into the boiler, which is easily replaced if they fail.
Typical Boiler Faults
Boilers are very hard-working appliances the older they get, the more prone to failure they are. Luckily boiler manufacturers have made the internal components easily interchangeable, so a qualified engineer can replace a faulty part when it fails.
Here are some common Boiler faults we come across when repairing boilers in Southend and the surrounding areas
Boiler Keeps Turning Off
Low pressure caused by incorrect pressure, a leak, blockage or failed pump will stop your boiler from working properly and keep switching it off. First of all, we try repressurising the boiler. If the pressure continues to drop, we’ll remove the boiler case and check for a leak. Leaks often occur from worn seals or when a pressure valve breaks (usually caused by too much boiler pressure). Corroded and incorrectly fitted pipes are sometimes the cause of leaks also. Leaks are quickly rectified. Never ignore a leaking Boiler always get them fixed before any damage is caused.
If no leaks are found we’ll check your system for blockages. Blockages stop the correct flow of water lowering the pressure which then switches off your boiler. Blockages are located and removed. Internal parts that have been blocked will be replaced if the blockage is immovable.
A faulty pump will make your boiler switch off. If no leaks or blockages are found the pump’s checked. Blockages in pumps are removed. We’ll always attempt to repair a faulty pump. Pumps that cannot be repaired are replaced.
Broken Heat Exchanger
Heat exchangers can block with limescale and debris, causing them to overheat and fail. Blocked heat exchangers make loud noises before breaking this is known as kettling. Other faults can cause your boiler to make unusual noises. Never ignore these noises they are a sign your Boilers going to breakdown in the near future. Getting your boiler checked out before it malfunctions will prevent potential damage and save you the inconvenience of not having heating and hot water.
The thermocouple is an essential heat sensor which manages the gas the boiler uses. If the pilot light gets blown out, the thermocouple cuts the gas supply preventing a build-up of unburned gas. A standard safety feature on all boilers. If the thermocouple fails gas won’t be supplied and your boiler won’t operate, this is the most common reason why pilot lights keep blowing out. If the thermocouples fully functioning, there could be an issue with your gas supply. For instance, the gas stopcock could be partially closed, preventing full gas flow.
All modern condensing boilers use condensate pipes, as waste gas turns into water it’s expelled outside via the pipe. If the pipes not properly insulated, it can freeze when temperatures plummet below zero, stopping the boiler.
The pipe needs defrosting and insulating for the boiler to work and to prevent freezing in the future.
Old thermostats can produce problems that’ll prevent your boiler from working. Such as turning on and off randomly and not registering at the correct temperature. If your thermostats are not working or no longer accurate, it will be replaced.
How To Prevent Boiler Breakdown
The best boiler repair is to look after your boiler, which will minimise the chances of a breakdown. Here’s what you can do.
Service Your Boiler
Have an annual Boiler Service. Clean internal components last longer and ensure your boiler runs at optimal energy efficiency. A service will uncover any parts that are on their way out. You can get them replaced before they fail. A service will confirm your boilers, not a carbon monoxide risk and verify your home insurance for boiler repairs.
Powerflush Your System
Over time limescale and debris (known in the trade as sludge) will build up in your system. Preventing your radiators from heating properly and increasing the likelihood of a blockage and perhaps damage to your boiler. Radiators that don’t get hot at the bottom or middle have a sludge build-up and will need power flushing. The process involves continuously pumping chemicals around your system until the sludge is removed and water can run freely.
Insulate The Condensate Pipe
Make sure your condensate pipe is properly insulated to prevent freezing in winter. Pipe insulation can be picked up cheaply from your local DIY store. If you’re unsure or can’t for any reason do it yourself, we can insulate the pipe for you.
To book a boiler repair or speak to an engineer, please contact us using the phone number or contact form below