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  • If your boiler has broken-down and you live in Bournemouth then please call Dorset Plumbing. We are a reputable and local firm of plumbers as well as being Gas-Safe Registered meaning we are fully qualified and experienced to work on broken-down boilers and heating systems.

    We would always recommend that you use a Gas-Safe registered engineer to diagnose any problems that you might have with your boiler. Break-downs are very common, and can be easily fixed in many cases. With more serious problems you might need a complete new install. You can find out about the current deals we have on new boilers by clicking here.

    Dorset Plumbing has been fixing boiler break-downs in Bournemouth for many years, and have built-up an excellent reputation with local customers. Call us today if you would like one of our Gas-Safe registered engineers to visit your property. We are open, honest, and transparent with our pricing and don’t sting customers with any hidden charges.

    We are also currently running promotions on new boilers, so in the event where your Bournemouth boiler has completely broken-down and cannot be repaired, we can supply and fit a new system cheaper than any other local quote.

    10 Common Problems Leading to Boiler Break-Downs

    Not sure what’s wrong with your boiler? We asked one of our Gas-Safe registered engineers to put together a list of the most common problems that he has experienced with Bournemouth home-owners. You can read those below.

    No Heat or Hot Water

    This is the most common problem, and typically will be when you notice that you might have a problem. This can arise when you have broken airlocks and diaphragms, issues with low water levels, thermostat problems, or the valves could have stopped working.

    Leaking and Dripping

    We believe that water can sometimes be far more damaging to your home than fire, and it’s essential that you get any water leaks looked at immediately. We can come out in emergencies if this is happening in your home right now. Most boiler leaks will be a result of a pump seal or pressure valve failing.

    Strange Boiler Noises

    Sometimes boilers can go “bump in the night”. You might hear strange gurgling, banging, or scraping noises. This could be due to the heating system being installed incorrectly, corrosion in the boiler, air in the pipes, or low water pressure. Some customers we have helped in Bournemouth have heard very odd noises because their boiler is kettling.

    Pilot Light No Longer On

    If your boiler’s pilot light has gone out then it might be that there is a broken thermocouple which can stop the gas supply. Or maybe a draft has blown out the pilot light. Before making any assumption though, it’s possible your gas supply might have an issue. If you are worried then call us today as it’s always best to put these type of problems to bed quickly with the help of a qualified engineer.

    Pressure Loss

    If you notice the pressure in your boiler has dropped too low, then the central heating might not then come on properly. In most cases levels below number 1 on the pressure guage will indicate an issue. It might be due to a water leak, radiators being recently bled, or valves needing replacing.

    Frozen Pipes

    If you have a condensing boiler then you might occasionally experience a scenario where the condensate pipe gets frozen. Most modern central heating systems have warning lights that will come on when this happens. It will need thawing and you can find information on how to do this online, but if you aren’t comfortable doing it yourself then please call us.

    Problems with the Thermostat

    Thermostats can malfunction over time, or lose their accuracy. They are easy to replace, but before doing that we will run a number of checks and diagnostics to make sure that you don’t have to pay any more money out than you should have to.

    Boiler Kettling

    We spoke about kettling earlier, but it’s worth going into a little more detail. It can mean odd rumbling noises and happens when sludge, debris, and limescale builds up on the heat exchanger of your boiler. This will then mean that the water flow is restricted. The water will over-heat, and then steam up – and it will sound like a kettle boiling hence the name.

    Cold Radiators

    We often find that some customers will have a hot radiator in one room, and a cold one in another. If your radiators aren’t heating up properly then it’s probably because you have an unequal distribution of heat around the house. You might just have to bleed the radiators to fix this problem or they might need balancing with our help.

    Boiler Switches Off

    Annoying isn’t it? This can happen when you have low water pressure, or water flow problems, or even a problem with the thermostat itself. In cases such as this we would recommend calling our plumbers who will be able to fix your broken down boiler in Bournemouth.