Answer: If your boiler has stopped working, here are some of the most likely causes:
The Boiler is Leaking
The effect that a leak has on the performance of your boiler will depend on the size of the leak, so early detection is beneficial. Sometimes a leaking boiler may be the result of a loose seal or connection and can be remedied quickly and cheaply. We recommend calling Synergy Plumbing Services if you suspect a leaking boiler. A clue that suggests you have a leak in your boiler system could be a drop in pressure.
Air is trapped in the system
Many boilers have a “filling loop” and this allows you to manually fix low boiler pressure. All you need to do is adjust the loop until the pressure returns to the correct mark, usually between 1 and 1.5 bars. If you find that the pressure keeps dropping soon after fixing it manually, there may be a leak, so call the professionals at Synergy.
There is a fault code
If you have a boiler that is displaying fault codes, then this is a sure sign that the boiler needs attention. The fault codes may signal low pressure or other issues. If you attempt to reset the code, and it reappears, it’s time to call a plumbing service as they can evaluate the code and figure out the next step in consultation with yourself and through examining the boiler.
A cold radiator could be the result of sludge in the system and power flushing can relieve this, but cold radiators can also signal a faulty boiler. If you have your thermostat set but the room is failing to reach that temperature, something is wrong. Cold patches on a radiator can provide a clue that power flushing is needed, but if the radiators are cold all over, the boiler may be to blame.
These are just 4 signs that your boiler may be on the blink. To discuss your boiler problem, contact Synergy Plumbing Services today. We are your locally trusted plumbers in Loughborough, Anstey, Kegworth, Hathern, Shepshed, and surrounding areas. We are well-reviewed on Facebook and Google and we can provide a range of top-quality plumbing services. We can also undertake stunning home improvement projects such bathroom and ensuite refurbishments and renovations. We can help with construction projects such as extensions and wall relocations. Synergy can help with both domestic and commercial properties, so let’s talk!