Boiler Repair Plymouth

Boiler Repair Plymouth

Boiler Repair Plymouth

If you or a memeber of your family have taken out boiler insurance for your gas appliance STOP! Consider this before you carry on paying this ridiculously expensive heating insurance in Plymouth. Most companies ask for a monthly amount of at least £30 to be paid to them. Now lets consider what this amount comes to over the period of a year – £360 and over five years £1800! Now this seems a little ridiculous to us as we are currently only charging £1300 for a straight combi swap and that comes with a 5 year manufacturers guarantee. So given this even if you were to change your boiler to a brand new one every 5 years, you would still be better off doing this than taking out insurance! Really what you are paying for is their advertising campains on television that cost many millions of pounds and for their vans that are changed every year to brand new ones and sign written with new livelry what seems to be every few months. We hear on a VERY regular basis of these compaines i.e British Gas coming out to see customers boilers that are in need of repairs in Plymouth and when they arrive they inform them they are unable to carry out the fix because the boiler is too old or they cant get the parts for it anymore, this to us begs the question, why take the money for the insurance if they dont intend to repair the boiler when they come to see it? At this point they usually offer the customer a discount on their already exuberant rates for the installation of another boiler.

As an example, we were called by a customer who had exactly this scenario happen to them. British Gas had said the boiler was beyond repair and quoted her the “discounted” price of £2500 for a replacement. We were requested to provide a quote, which we did and it came in at, supplied and fitted for £1500, for exactly the same boiler in exactly the same position and fitted in exactly the same way! Stop paying the million pound wage packets of ceo’s at British Gas and call a reliable boiler repair engineer in Plymouth.

When one finds out their gas boiler in Plymouth has stopped functioning it can be a very frightening event for even the most technically of minded person the main problem could be just as simple as a seized pump, right up to something even more dangerous, this is why it is always wise to take action as soon as you find your gas combi boiler has stopped functioning.

You should not attempt to carry out boiler repairs Plymouth on your own gas appliance to remedy the problem yourself but as always if at all possible you should turn off the main gas supply to the combi boiler itself. This very short but informative Plymouth guide should teach you what is needed in the event of a boiler repair, as well as the main problems involved in leaving a boiler unrepaired and in a non functioning and possible a dangerous state.

Contact J. Clifton a Reliable Independent Boiler Engineer

There are some things you should consider before phoning an engineer in Plymouth. These are listed below for you information

Main Qualifications – All engineers must also be Gas safe Registered to work on any gas boiler repairs in Plymouth, always make sure you carry out the proper checks on the gas safe website.

Nessisary Experience – You should always try and get a recommendation from a friend or family member about an engineer, or maybe go through an established company like J. Clifton Plumbing and Heating, we specialises in always sending out an experienced boiler repair engineer.
Check Google Reviews – Try and do a little research on your gas engineers using the search engine either at home or at your place of work. This might save you a lot of trouble with unreliable or shody boiler repairs in Plymouth.
Get an idea of price – Always get an idea of price try and make sure you ring a few trusted and qualified engineers to make sure you can get the best price you can. Most engineers carry out repairs on an hourly rate so get an idea of what that is before they attend.

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Front cover off a worcester combi boiler in Plymouth

This weeks post is about the complicated world of boiler repairs. As mention on my dedicated boiler repair page not all plumbers can fix boilers, in fact most cant. This is primarily because boilers involve not only plumbing components but also electric components like thermistors, pumps, fans and printed circuit boards but to mention a few. Because of this most gas engineer’s don’t know where to start.
They will go to a job and either start changing components at random and hoping for the best or simply advice the customer that they need a new boiler, even when the boiler they have is perfectly fine and simply needs a new part which is properly diagnosed. A boiler change will usually run to £1500 if not more! Most boilers in Plymouth can be repaired for, at the most a few hundred pounds.

Why not let J.Clifton Plumbing and Heating come round to your broken boiler and take a look. Not all combi boilers in Plymouth are economical to fix and some do require replacement. If this is the case we only charge a small fee for taking a look and diagnosing your problem.

I was called to a job a few weeks back by a lady who complained that an engineer, who carries out boiler repairs in Plymouth, had visited her property and told the lady that she needed a new boiler as the old one was unrepairable. She had been recommended to me by her friend. She called me and i popped round to take a look. When i got there i was expecting to find some old boiler hanging of the wall on its last legs but it was nothing of the sort. This was a Worcester Bosch, top of the range condensing boiler barely out of its nappies. Long story short all it needed was a new expansion vessel which cost her supplied and fitted two hundred pounds. To have replaced her boiler with the same model would have cost one thousand seven hundred pounds.

I am faced with situations and stories like this one on a daily basis of so called boiler repair engineers in Plymouth either purposefully ripping people off or simply being incompetent when the attend peoples cries for help to carry out repairs to their boiler.

Don’t let this situation happen to you call J.Clifton Plumbing and Heating. We offer reliable and most of all honest boiler repair services to the people of Plymouth.

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