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How often do boilers break down

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How often do boilers break down

Have you ever wondered: How often do boilers break down? On this page, you will find a helpful guide to boiler breakdowns and some advice and tips that will help you.

Please don't hesitate to give us a call if you have any other queries or questions, as a member of our professional, friendly and qualified team will always be on hand to help you.

At EPH Plumbing and Heating we have all the experience and knowledge needed to give our customers the advice and support they need. Whether it's to do with repairs, installations, maintenance, servicing or warning signs to look out for that may indicate a boiler breakdown.

How often do Boilers Break Down?

The answer to this question will depend on how old the boiler is and how well your boiler is maintained. A well maintained and regularly serviced boiler should last on average around 10 - 15 years.

If you are having problems and you are keeping up with the maintenance and servicing, then there may be a problem with the boiler itself.

If you have a brand new boiler and it starts to have problems early on, then it should be under a warranty. Boiler warranties are usually anything from around 2-10 years, but you can check this with the service provider you bought your boiler from if you are unsure. 

If you feel like you’re having too many problems with your boiler, then please get in touch with us today. We will come out and have a look at your boiler and talk to you about some options you may wish to take. We are always happy to help, so please don't hesitate to call.

What to do when a Boiler Breaks Down

If your boiler breaks down, you must call a professional straight away. It is important not to try and fix the problem yourself, as it can be dangerous. There could be carbon monoxide leaking from the boiler, so it is important to stay away as much as you can.

We know how tempting it is to leave it, as repairs can be expensive, but the longer you leave it, the worse the problem will be.

We offer an emergency 24-hour call-out service, so we are able to come out and help you no matter what day or time it is. We don't want you to have to cancel plans, take up family time, or have an unscheduled day off work, so please call us as soon as you see any signs of a breakdown.

We may ask for the service history of your boiler to check for any on-going problems, and we will then carry out the necessary repairs. It is also important to check the warranty for your boiler, as you may be able to get a brand new boiler if the breakdowns are consistent.

Is your Boiler Covered by your Home Insurance Policy?

The answer to this question will depend on your specific insurance company, so if you are unsure, get in touch with them to find out if your boiler breakdowns are covered.

Most boilers are covered by insurance; however, there is always a slight chance you may not be. It is a good idea to check, even if you don't need a repair, for future reference, to ensure no more problems occur when you do need your boiler fixing.

If your insurance company does cover your boiler, then this means it will be their responsibility to take care of calling out the engineer to do any repairs. The cost of the call-out and the repairs will also be reduced by the home insurance you pay.

It is so important to keep a full-service history for your boiler to ensure you have proof that you have kept on top of maintenance and regular servicing.

Warning Signs that a Boiler might Break Down

It is so important to keep an eye out for warning signs that may indicate a boiler break down. However, you should never try to fix or diagnose the problem yourself, as this could make the damage worse.

You should always call a professional, as it can be very dangerous.

Here are a few of the main warning signs to watch out for. If any of these warning signs relate to you, then get in touch with a professional straight away.

If you are unsure if you have these warning signs or not, then still get in touch, and we can give you some advice.

  • Your boiler is being louder than normal

  • Your boiler is making irregular sounds

  • Your hot water is cooler than it usually is

  • Your central heating and radiators aren't as reliable as usual

  • Your boiler doesn't switch on

  • Your boiler switches on and off at irregular times

  • If your carbon monoxide sensors have detected the gas

How often should I have my Boiler Serviced?

It is recommended to have your boiler serviced at least once a year; however, if you would like to have it serviced more regularly, then that's entirely up to you.

It is so important to have your boiler serviced, as you could save yourself expensive repair bills, or worse, replacement bills!

Having your boiler serviced can help diagnose problems before they actually start affecting your boiler; even problems you have no idea about!

If you don't have your boiler serviced, it will increase the risk of breakdowns, and you could end up needing a brand new boiler. This could cause loss of business in the workplace and loss of central heating and hot water at home.

Problems with your boiler could even cause carbon monoxide to invade your home, which is really dangerous. If you would like to book in for your annual service, please get in contact with us today.

We can also give you maintenance advice to prolong the life-span of your boiler.

Contact Us

EPH Plumbing and Heating is highly recommended around our local areas for our customer service skills and our fast and easy repairs. All our services are provided at a professional and high-quality standard and are all offered at very affordable prices.

Our 24-hour emergency call-out service is offered seven days a week, so you don't have to take time out of work to have your boiler repaired.If you would like to find out more information, you need further details about our services, or you would like a free quote, please visit our website or contact us today.

You can get in touch with us by giving us a call or sending us an email, and we'll always take the time to help our customers out.

Call 07852 583 351 for more information.

Our Heating Experts

Here at EPH Plumbing and Heating, based in Southampton, we have many years of experience in the plumbing industry and have gained expert knowledge, so we are able to give our customers the advice and support they need.

We use the latest and best diagnostic equipment and tools to service, repair and maintain your boilers. We offer our professional plumbing services to our surrounding local areas, and we work hard to provide excellent customer service.

Our plumbers are highly trained and qualified to give all our customer's peace of mind and the top-quality standard of service they deserve.

Whether your boiler problems are located in a domestic or commercial property, no job is too large or too little for us! Problems with your boiler can cause a lot of hassle, especially in the cold winter months.

You may be left with no hot water and no central heating to keep you and your family, or your employees and customers warm. If you are worried about your boiler breaking down, please call our emergency plumber in Southampton today.

Why Choose Us?

We understand that boiler breakdowns can be a nightmare for you and your family, or for your customers and employees at your workplace, which is why we provide an emergency call-out service which is quick, easy and affordable.

We don't want you to lose business over your boiler, which is why we provide a 24-hour emergency call-out service. If you're looking for a trusted plumbing service around your area, then you've definitely come to the right place.

We will also give you maintenance tips to prevent problems occurring and reduce the risk of breakdowns. Please visit our website for more information on our services, or get in touch with us today. We are always happy to help!

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