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Is your boiler losing pressure?

Have you noticed that the pressure on your boiler pressure gauge is dropping? The first thing for you to do is look for any sign of a leak. Check all valves, radiators, visible pipework and joints for any cracks or splits. If you find leaks or splits, you should call a gas engineer out as soon as possible to repair the damage.

If no leaks are found, it could be the pressure valve is faulty. This valve allows water to escape if the pressure gets too high. If this is the likely problem, get a gas engineer around to check the valve and replace it if necessary.

Problems such as drops in pressure can be easily avoided if you take care of your boiler. So many people neglect to have their boiler serviced and they end up with more costly issues further down the line. Chances are that if your boiler’s going to fail, it’ll choose to do it at the worst possible moment, leaving you without hot water or central heating. The answer is to have your boiler serviced regularly by an experienced and qualified gas engineer.

When you call a gas engineer out to service your boiler, make sure they are Gas Safe Registered. Carbon Monoxide poisoning can be fatal, and an unloved boiler can be one of the biggest culprits. The safety and health of you and your family should not be risked by hiring a ‘cowboy’.

If your boiler is losing pressure in Southwest London call 020 7350 2511 or click here for more details. If you are not in Southwest London, check out the Gas Safe Register website to find an engineer near you.

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