A functioning boiler is one of the unsung heroes of a home. It provides you with hot water at the drop of a hat and enables you to keep the house comfortably warm, when you’re feeling chilly. There is, therefore, never a good time to suffer a boiler breakdown. However, waking up on a cold winter morning, to discover you have no heating and hot water, is by far the worst.
At Virtue Heating & Plumbing Ltd, our Gas Safe registered heating engineers have over 80 years’ combined experience undertaking boiler repairs in the Horley, Redhill and Reigate areas.
So, if your boiler is on the blink, contact us to get it up and running again.
We’ll send a member of our team out to your address to run a full diagnostic on your system. This enables us to determine the cause of the problem and how we can fix it.
Did you know that, in the last two years, Britain experienced an increase in emergency boiler repair callouts of around 278% during the winter months?
The increase in unpredictable weather changes and events, such as the ‘Beast from the East’ in 2018, are largely to blame for this increase in boiler repairs and breakdowns. However, it is also because we tend not to rely on our boilers at all during mild or warm weather, but suddenly have them on constantly, when the cold weather suddenly hits.
This puts a great amount of strain on a system which, often, leads to a breakdown.
Some other common causes of boiler breakdowns that our heating engineers regularly encounter in Horley, Redhill, Reigate and the surrounding areas include:
• Extinguished Pilot Light – The pilot light should always remain on, so that your boiler can fire up on demand. However, it will shut off to prevent explosions from a dangerous build-up of gas. This is often due to leaking gas pipes. If you smell gas, contact our engineers immediately for emergency boiler repairs
• Pressure Loss – If you have leaking water pipes, this could result in a loss of pressure, which may cause your boiler to break down. As qualified plumbing and heating professionals, we can take care of such issues. We will also replace the pressure release valve, if necessary
• Inaccurate Thermostat – If your boiler never quite produces enough heat for your property in Horley, Redhill or Reigate, your thermostat may be the issue. Wear and tear or even a slight knock can make this vital piece of equipment temperamental. We recalibrate thermostats or replace them with more energy-efficient ones. We also install smart thermostats
Although we specialise in boiler repairs, some outdated systems and older models simply need replacing. Fortunately, we also carry out boiler replacements as one of our many services.