Here at Abbey Boilers, in Horsham, West Sussex, we come across a number of common boiler problems...
1: DRIPS AND LEADS
If you got a leaky boiler system then it is absolutely best to call out an Abbey Boiler Services professional. Leaks and drips generally mean an internal component is faulty - like the pump seal or pressure value. If you’re finding leaks around the pipes, radiators, and joints then it’s either because the system has been installed poorly or you are experiencing corrosion.
2: NO HEATING OR HOT RUNNING WATER
Definitely not what you want on a cold winter morning! Broken airlocks and diaphragms, thermostat issues, a low water level, or valve failure could all be the problem here. Some of these challenges you could perhaps tackle yourself, but it’s trial and error if you don’t know what you’re doing. Talking to an Abbey Boiler professional would be advisable.
3: NO PILOT LIGHT
Well, this one’s easy to spot, isn’t it?! No flame/pilot light on the boiler. This could be due to a mechanical issue stopping the gas supply or simply a draught coming from somewhere blowing it out. Before attempting to re-light the pilot flame, please check your gas supply is turned off. If you have any doubts, it’s best to leave it to someone who knows’s what they’re doing.