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Common Issues for Boiler Repairs in Bicester and the Nearby Areas | Advice From the Central Heating Servicing Team

With a fully trained team of professionals available to carry out boiler repairs, we are on hand to assist if you are experiencing problems with your gas or oil boiler or heating system at your Bicester home. From bathroom fitters to kitchen fitters and plumbers to electricians, we have a team that are experts in most areas of home improvement and maintenance. We are Worcester Bosch approved boiler installers that can undertake servicing of central heating systems, helping to keep your property energy-efficient.

Word of mouth can only go so far but at Steve Cross Plumbing & Heating Ltd, regardless of whether you’re looking for kitchen fitters in Bicester or servicing of central heating systems in the surrounding areas our local plumbers take steps to ensure you receive complete peace of mind.

With safety at the forefront of everything we do, our Gas Safe registered plumbers (8189) are always happy to show you their ID, prior to delivering a legal service that puts your safety first.


Top 5 Problems Requiring Boiler Repairs

As part of any bathroom or kitchen design project, our team of bathroom fitters, kitchen fitters and plumbers can install new Worcester Bosch boilers and heating systems, which will be covered under a 2- to 13-year warranty. However, homeowners in Bicester may be in need of assistance with existing boilers, due to one or more of the following issues:


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. If these don’t appear to be the issue, then 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 servicing the central heating system, carrying out boiler repairs for replacements or recommend that Bicester clients invest in an upgraded system.


2. LEAKS

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


3. LOW PRESSURE

Central heating systems won’t work if the pressure of the boiler is too low. Low pressure can be caused by 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. To ensure that your boiler is functioning safely and efficiently, we recommend that Bicester clients schedule servicing of central heating systems to take place annually.


4. KETTLING

Kettling is caused by a build-up of limescale around the heat exchanger. Excess sludge restricts water flow, creating the loud clanging sounds that you may hear. Kettling is very common at properties in hard water areas and risks shortening the lifespan of your boiler. We would advise Bicester clients to get regular servicing of central heating systems to prevent any long-term damage, however, boiler repairs are required to clear the build-up of lime scale. Our fully-qualified bathroom fitters, kitchen fitters, plumbers and engineers will use a power flushing system with chemicals to clean boilers, removing the lime scale and sludge to alleviate further corrosion.

Clients across Bicester and the surrounding area rely on our local plumbers to resolve a wide range of boiler issues. From leaks to low pressure, or kettling to no heating, our Gas Safe registered plumbers can deliver the ideal solution quickly and efficiently.


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 diagnose the problem at your Bicester home and determine whether it can be fixed or if the heating system needs to be upgraded.


The Need for Gas Safe Registered Plumbers:

The Gas Safe register has been put in place to help you. Work from unapproved personnel could create safety concerns and lead to issues further down the line. We always advise that you be on the lookout for local plumbers who fail to show you the relevant identification.

Our local plumbers will always deliver their best for clients, paying due care and attention at all times. This is what makes them a preferred choice for repairs and maintenance in the immediate area.


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