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3 signs that there could be a problem with your gas boiler

Power Flush Wizard has years of experience of repairing and replacing gas boilers, so we know how easy it is for a boiler to deteriorate over time. Warning signs aren’t always obvious to the untrained eye, making any breakdown all the more sudden and inconvenient.

We also understand just how important it is to prevent your boiler from breaking down, as even one day without hot water or heating can be stressful. Here are just a few signs that your gas boiler may need to be repaired or replaced.

1. A smell of gas

Gas is naturally odourless, but distributors add an unpleasant smell to it to make the identification of leaks easier. If you smell gas in your kitchen when you aren’t cooking or smell it throughout your home, leave the premises and call the free National Gas Emergency Service on 0800 111 999. 

2. A dwindling pilot light

One of the biggest telltale signs of something wrong with your boiler is the pilot light continually going out. When the pilot light isn't lit and the boiler isn't ignited, your boiler could be releasing mains gas into the air, potentially leading to carbon monoxide poisoning.

If the pilot light is visible but is a yellow flame instead of a blue flame, this is also a cause for concern.

3. Black spillage marks

Stains on the inside of the boiler could be a sign of spillage. What may appear to you to be mere heat discolouration could actually indicate a leak of your flue.

Scorching and black marks require the attention of a Gas Safe registered engineer to confirm whether or not your boiler is leaking any mains gas.

Gas Safe boiler servicing with Power Flush Wizard

We recommend yearly boiler servicing to make sure there are no underlying faults with your boiler that could spell disaster in the future. Our experts can help to extend the lifespan of your boiler and prevent the leak of carbon monoxide gas.

Our gas boiler servicing is thorough and ensures that any serious problems are flagged up to prepare you for repairs or possible replacement, taking away the nasty element of surprise.

For all maintenance and power flushing needs, you can contact our team and get a free quote today. Our friendly staff here at Power Flush Wizard can answer any queries that you may have about our services and organise an appointment on a date that suits you – so why wait any longer to ensure that your home or business is benefiting from the very best central heating system? 


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