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Seven Most Common Boiler Repair Callouts

seven most common boiler repair callouts

Boilers are an integral part of creating a comfortable and cosy home. But just like any other system, boilers can experience faults. These faults call for professional boiler repair callouts.


Modern-day boilers are programmed to give you an alert when they are experiencing a problem ensuring that you get professional boiler repair Bournemouth services.


In this blog, we will discuss the most common boiler problems.

Kettling boiler

kettling boiler

If you have been hearing unusual noises from the boiler that sound like a whistling kettle, chances are your boiler is kettling. This problem occurs when sediments or sludge builds up in the boiler.


The best way to solve the problem is to call a gas safe engineer to flush out the sediments and make sure your boiler is functioning efficiently again.

Boiler leaks

boiler leaks

If your boiler is leaking, this is not a good sign. Boiler leaks can happen for different reasons, for example, broken pressure valve, broken pump seal, and more.


Don’t attempt to repair the boiler leak by yourself. Always call a certified gas engineer Bournemouth for boiler repair services.

No hot water or no heat

no hot water or no heat

Your boiler is supposed to provide hot water and heat to your home. If it is not doing this, it can be due to a combination of problems.


Calling a professional gas engineer is the best way to find the issue that is causing the lack of hot water. They will rectify it efficiently.

Reduced boiler pressure

reduced boiler pressure

Usually, your boiler must maintain water pressure between 1 and 2. If you notice the pressure drop below 1, this might be indicative of a bigger issue.


Check for any water leaks to determine why your boiler is not able to maintain good pressure. Don’t hesitate to call a gas safe engineer for identifying and rectifying the issue.

Switching off of the boiler

switching off of the boiler

Does your boiler switch off itself? If so, it can indicate numerous issues such as sedimentation or reduced water pressure. These will need professional boiler repair services to sort.


Sometimes, your boiler might switch off if it is not responding to the thermostat. If this is the case, you can look for temperature settings on the thermostat, connection to the Wi-Fi, or just give a call to the professional to correct these issues.

Cold Radiators

cold radiators

Your boiler is supposed to provide heat for your home. But, if you find that you have cold radiators, there might be a fault with your boiler.


If you find that your radiator is cold from the bottom, the standard procedure is to bleed the radiator. Usually, you can do this procedure on your own but if you feel that you need expert assistance, don’t hesitate to call a professional.


If you find that some parts of your radiator are not heating, just balance the radiator. This can also be done yourself, but if you don’t feel confident, calling a professional may be the best solution. The professional will also give you a radiator balancing guide that will help you in the future if the problem arises again.


But, if you have tried bleeding and balancing your radiator but it still does not heat up, there could be an issue with your boiler. This could be due to the development of sludge. If this is the case, you must call a professional gas safe engineer and they will flush out the system to remove any sludge. This will start to provide heat to your radiators and the rest of your home.

Frozen condensate pipe

frozen condensate pipe

If you have a condensing boiler, it will have a condensate pipe. You can find it installed on the outside of your property but this makes the pipe prone to freezing. To avoid this, call a professional who will help you insulate the pipe to prevent it from freezing. This way your boiler can be up and running even during winters.


These are the top seven most common boiler repair issues that require a call out to a professional company. If you want expert assistance, give us a call at Senior Plumbing & Heating.

We are based in Bournemouth and Poole and have years of experience in tackling boiler issues and faults. We have a licensed and professional team of gas safe engineers who will ensure that your boiler is up and running in no time.

Apart from scheduled appointments, we also provide emergency callout services. We are available for our customers 24/7. Apart from boiler repair service, we provide regular boiler maintenance services and new boiler Bournemouth installation services too.


So, get in touch with us at Senior Plumbing & Heating now for efficient boiler repair callout services.

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