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Steve Cross

Plumbing & Heating Ltd

COMMON ISSUES FOR BOILER REPAIRS IN BICESTER AND THE NEARBY AREAS

 

If you’re experiencing problems with your boiler or heating system, we are fully-trained to carry out boiler repairs at your Bicester home. Our team are experts in most areas of home improvement and maintenance, from bathroom fitters and kitchen fitters, to plumbers and electricians. We are also approved Worcester Bosch boiler installers and can undertake central heating servicing to keep your property energy-efficient.

Top 5 Problems Requiring Boiler Repairs

 

Our team of bathroom fitters, kitchen fitters and plumbers can install new Worcester Bosch boilers and heating systems as part of a kitchen or bathroom design project, which will be covered under an 8-year warranty. Whereas homeowners in Bicester may need assistance with existing boilers, as follows:

 

  1. LACK OF HEAT OR HOT WATER
    If Bicester clients are suffering from a lack of heat or hot water in their home, we suggest checking the thermostat or boiler pressure and water level first. Otherwise, internal components, such as diaphragms, airlocks or motorised valves, may be the culprits. The plumbers and Gas Safe engineers at Steve Cross Plumbing & Heating Ltd will diagnose the issue by carrying out central heating servicing and boiler repairs for replacements, or recommend that Bicester clients invest in an upgraded system.

  2. LEAKS
    Even if the source of the leak has been identified, we recommend that Bicester homeowners use our plumbers and Gas Safe registered engineers for leaking boiler repairs. Leaks are most likely to occur from worn pump seals or pressure valves from inside the boiler, which indicates the pressure is too high. Exterior damage to the pipes may be due to corrosive elements or because of a poor installation.

  3. LOW PRESSURE
    Central heating systems won’t be able to work if the pressure of the boiler is too low. Low pressure can be due to a leak, a broken pressure relief valve, or the result of bleeding radiators. If there are no leaks, the system may need to be pressurised. We recommend that Bicester clients schedule central heating servicing to take place annually, ensuring their boiler is functioning safely and efficiently.

  4. KETTLING
    Boiler repairs are required to clear a build-up of lime scale around the heat exchanger, which results in kettling. The excess sludge restricts the water flow within the heat exchanger, creating the loud clanging sounds you hear. Kettling is very common at properties in hard water areas, which risks shortening the lifespan of your boiler. We advise Bicester clients to get regular central heating servicing to prevent any long-term damage. Our fully-qualified bathroom fitters, kitchen fitters, plumbers and engineers will use a power flushing system with chemicals to clean boilers we’ve installed, removing the lime scale and sludge to alleviate further corrosion.

  5. POWER FAILURE
    If your boiler keeps switching off, this could be due to several issues related to broken or worn components, leaks, kettling, low water pressure or restricted water flow, as mentioned above. Our bathroom fitters, kitchen fitters, plumbers and specialists in boiler repairs will determine if the problem at your Bicester home can be fixed or if the heating system needs to be upgraded.

If you need boiler repairs, central heating servicing or heating advice for your home in Bicester or the surrounding areas, call 01865 841 911.