What to Do in the Event of a Gas Boiler Breakdown

Boiler breakdownFinding your gas boiler has stopped working can be a frustrating time – the problem could be as simple as a seized part, right up to something more expensive. It’s often wise to act soon to prevent further failure and costlier repairs.

This short guide should teach you what to do in the event of a gas boiler breakdown, as well as the risks involved in leaving a gas boiler broken.

Do you have boiler insurance?

If you have taken out insurance on your gas boiler, you will have a 24 hour emergency number to contact in case of a gas boiler breakdown, with qualified and reassuring customer service agents that will then guide you through what to do next.

Some insurance companies will take the whole problem out of your hands and contact an engineer to fix the gas boiler from their trusted sister companies, others will require that you contact an engineer yourself and provide the quote to repair to the insurance company.

If you’re interested in purchasing insurance for your boiler, we have a helpful boiler cover comparison tool.

How do I find an engineer that I can trust?

If you have not insured your gas boiler, or your insurance requests that you contact an engineer directly, there are several important factors to look out for:

  • All engineers must be Gas safe registered to work on a gas boiler, always make sure to check.
  • If possible, do a little research on your local engineers online. This could save you a lot of heartache by selecting only from highly rated companies.
  • Always get quotes, and make sure you talk to several trusted, qualified engineers to make sure you can get the best deal you can.

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