Responsive Boiler Repairs in Putney & Throughout South West London
JSF Plumbing & Heating provides a complete range of boiler repairs for homeowners in Putney and the neighbouring South West London areas. Until a boiler breaks down, most people take it for granted. With the sudden loss of central heating and hot water, however, our customers soon come to realise just how important a healthy boiler is. To avoid these disruptive emergency situations, we strongly advise that property owners undertake regular boiler servicing to ensure ongoing optimal performance. Neglecting basic maintenance drastically increases the likelihood of breakdowns and the need to call a plumber for boiler repairs.
In addition to preventing breakdowns, boiler servicing also plays a vital role in safeguarding against carbon monoxide leaks and fires. When customers call us out, we send a Gas Safe registered plumber to undertake fault finding and diagnostics in order to isolate any issue. If we identify a part that needs replacing, we always explain why and issue a highly competitive quote for the repair work.
However, in some cases, customers in Putney and the surrounding areas may simply require a servicing or power flushing.
BOILER REPAIRS | COMMON ISSUES
In order to stay ahead of more extensive and costly boiler repairs, we recommend that our customers stay vigilant for any change in the performance of their boiler. As a plumber with nearly a decade of trade experience, however, JSF Plumbing & Heating recognises that some repairs simply can’t be avoided. In these cases, we provide a 24-hour emergency callout service for when misfortune strikes.
Common signs that indicate the need for boiler repairs include:
Loss of Pressure – Boilers come with a pressure gauge on the front. A functional boiler should display a water pressure anywhere between 1 and 1.5 bar. If the pressure drops below 1 bar, the boiler won’t produce hot water
No Heat or Hot Water – Perhaps rather self-explanatory, if a boiler doesn’t produce hot water, something must be wrong. This could be due to an array of problems, but a plumber from our team soon isolates the issue
Leaking & Dripping Boiler – This problem indicates an internal component of boilers in Putney and beyond, such as a valve or seal, has broken. Leaks can cause corrosion and rust as well as the short circuiting of electric components
Inaccurate Thermostat – From a simple change of batteries to a required re-calibration, boiler thermostats lose accuracy for multiple reasons. Fortunately, the majority of these boiler repairs result in a quick and simple fix
The Pilot Light Going Out – In most cases, we trace this issue back to the thermocouple. Whether it’s dirty, bent or damaged, without a functional thermocouple, your pilot light simply won’t stay on
Unusual Banging or Gurgling Sounds – While banging usually relates to an accumulation of limescale on the heat exchanger, blocking the flow of water, gurgling often indicates air in the system, sediment build-up or a blockage
Boiler Switching Itself Off – This relates to a series of potential problems including a leak anywhere in the system, a faulty pressure relief valve, a broken thermostat or a broken heat exchanger amongst others
Kettling – Commonly a result of limescale build up on the heat exchanger, kettling produces the same effect, and sound, as a kettle boiling. Safety controls minimise the biggest dangers, but the issue should be rectified as soon as possible
If you’re experiencing any of these problems with your boiler in Putney or the neighbouring areas, please don’t hesitate to contact us. A trained plumber catches and fixes issues swiftly, usually resulting in simpler, more cost-effective boiler repairs.
In cases where boiler repairs fall short of returning full performance, we also provide a boiler installation service.
To discuss your own boiler repairs in Putney and South West London, call 02071 014 380 or 07583 871 386.