Emergency Boiler Repairs: What You Need To Do

An emergency boiler repair can be needed at any time. Boilers are a complex piece of machinery that are working overtime in the cold winter months and from time to time you may come across problems with them.

Don’t panic, if you have a regular boiler service, you are already doing everything you can to prevent issues. Being prepared and being on top of the smaller issues can go a long way to making sure that major problems don’t happen.

However, the first thing you should do is contact a professional who knows boilers and can make the repairs necessary to get your boiler up and running again.

What Is An Emergency Boiler Repair

An emergency issue can come in all shapes and sizes. However, typically these will include:

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

What Should I do If I Smell Gas

It is of the utmost importance that you call the Gas Emergency Services line on 0800 111 999 immediately should you smell gas or if you think you have a gas leak. Leaking gas can be a danger to life. Northern Gas Networks instruct six vital steps to follow:

  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 an engineer
  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 the issue with your boiler is a water leak, the best and only thing you should do 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 while you wait for support. If you don’t know where your stopcock is, it is worth finding out so if you ever need it in an emergency, you can locate it easily.

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

Who To Call In An Emergency

Boilers are complex machines and if not used correctly, could cause a danger to life. It is important that you trust any repairs to a Gas Safe Registered professional. At Work With Group we are proud to be registered on this register.

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What To Avoid In Case Of An Emergency Boiler Repair

Should your boiler breakdown or need attention, the worst thing you can do is attempt to fix it yourself. The danger this can lead to is 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.

How long will it take to fix?

This really does depend on the boiler repair that is needed. These vary greatly depending on the make, model and age of your boiler. It can be different depending on if parts are available or need to be ordered in.

At Work With Group we carry a good amount of 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 to replace it as soon as possible.

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

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