Throughout winter, it is unfortunately common to encounter issues with your boiler. Due to the freezing temperatures we are faced with, it can cause many issues and result in a broken boiler. Furthermore, this is not an ideal time for your boiler to break at all, so as soon as you start to notice an issue, you should seek help from a professional plumber immediately in order to get the problem solved as quickly and efficiently as possible.
When your boiler breaks unexpectedly, it can come as a bit of a shock and you may be unsure of what to do. So, in order to help you and ensure that you’re always prepared, we’ve listed a few steps of what to do if your boiler breaks.
Our natural reaction when in situations like this, is to panic. However, that doesn’t help anything, and only makes things worse for yourself, adding extra stress to the situation. Even if it’s an emergency, you can get help more or less straight away by calling out an emergency plumber. Ultimately, the problem can be solved, so it is best to stay calm and carry out the appropriate procedures.
Call for help
As soon as you are sure that there is a fault with your boiler and have used your basic knowledge to see that it isn’t working properly, you should call for help straight away. Sometimes the problem can be more serious than you realise, although this isn’t always the case. However, it is always best to have an assessment done immediately to ensure that your home is safe and that there is no threat or danger posed.
Make sure that your home is safe
The most important thing when you have an issue or break with your boiler, is that your home is still safe. There are all kinds of reasons why your boiler may break, and some can result in more serious consequences than others. Calling out a professional to assess the situation is completely necessary so that they can inform you as to whether or not your home is secure and safe to be in.
Always be prepared
Throughout winter especially, we would always advise that you are prepared for the event of your boiler breaking down. No boiler means no heat, and this can actually be pretty bad for you, especially when there are freezing temperatures. You can be prepared by having plenty of extra blankets and layers, and things such as hot water bottles and electric heaters. This will be a huge help should you be in a situation where you are without heating.
For more information and advice, or if you are having problems with your own boiler, we would be more than happy to help! Simply get in touch with us via our contact page and we will do our best to assist you.