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Should I turn my boiler off if it has a fault?


If you have a relatively new boiler at home, have been servicing it annually, and are in good working condition, that is definitely how it should be. For years to come, your boiler will function properly and without any major breakdowns. In some cases where a fault code has appeared for the boiler, it is there to tell you there is a specific issue with that appliance. Through this blog, we will attempt to answer the question of should I turn my boiler off if it has a fault? Also, before we go ahead, we want to emphasize the types of services we provide.

Our professional boiler engineers can offer a boiler service in London. All you have to do is get in touch with us. Coming back to the error code, In most instances, once it has appeared, it would not be possible to get heating or hot water from the appliance itself. During such an instance, it is suggested that you take note of that error code. Next, pass it on to the engineer, switch off the appliance and arrange an appointment with an engineer as soon as possible. A professional in this field will be able to find the root cause of the problem and work on rectifying it for you.       

Boiler Servicing and Maintenance

We believe that your safety and the safety of your home is of utmost importance during a boiler service or any other gas appliance-related work. Our customer-first approach is what has allowed us to build up a stellar reputation over the last decade. The only way to ensure that your boiler or appliance is functioning efficiently and safely is with regular maintenance and professional servicing, which are usually carried out annually. There are a number of reasons to get a yearly service.


Can a faulty boiler cause a fire?

If you have quite an old boiler that has been malfunctioning for a while or has begun to overheat, then you need to be aware of the possibility of this becoming an emergency at some point if it persists. So, when such a thing occurs, the first thing to do is to turn off the gas and water supply to the boiler. The next best thing to do is to book a professional boiler engineer to inspect the boiler. So, yes, an overheating boiler would pose a danger and eventually lead to an explosion if the problem is not seen immediately. Speaking of faulty incidents, have you ever asked yourself – how do I know if my expansion vessel is faulty? Check out the blog we put together for this along with an extensive number of other informative blogs which you can read through our site.

How do I know if my boiler is overheating?

If your boiler is showing signs of overheating, then it will display an error code. At the same time, it will also lock out. There are some reasons that would pave the way for a boiler to overheat. It could be due to the pump experiencing some kind of fault, a malfunctioning thermometer, or it could even be due to limescale buildup. Think about other factors, such as the boiler’s age or the last time you got it serviced. If it is over ten years old, it may be time to replace it.

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In a case like this, the only way to go about this is to bleed your radiator. Doing this would ensure that any trapped air is released. This would, in turn, bring the pressure of the boiler down. Be aware that high pressure in the boiler will lead to water leaks. Alternatively, lower boiler pressure would result in the appliance not working properly. On the other hand, you can also check out this blog we did on the same topic. It will give you a clear idea of how to lower boiler pressure without bleeding radiators.