When your hot water runs cool, or your radiators remain cold it can be tempting to get out the toolbox and start tinkering with the boiler on your own. Finding a reliable plumber can take time, and you may be eager to get your home hot again and the hot water flowing.
As inviting as it may be to take the cover off the boiler and start poking around to see what has gone wrong, attempting to fix a broken boiler on your own can lead to more serious problems arising and even potential accident or injury.
Gas appliances can be dangerous
While you may believe that carrying out your own DIY gas work can save you time and money, it is illegal and also carries a variety of risks. Unqualified attempts to install, repair or move gas boilers can lead to gas leaks, fires, explosions and exposure to carbon monoxide, and can be incredibly dangerous for everyone in your household.
Even undertaking minor work on gas appliances could almost certainly be breaking the law, and could definitely be putting yours and other people’s lives at risk.
You could invalidate your home insurance or boiler warranty
Most boilers come with a manufacturers warranty, and many of us take extended cover in the form of service plans or care packages. If you take it upon yourself to fiddle with your boiler, this makes could well invalidate your cover.
In some cases, even opening the boiler can be considered to have been “working” on the appliance, so you are usually best to stay well away from the main body of the boiler unit until a professional Gas Safety Engineer can attend to repair your boiler or replace it.
You could make the problem worse
Gas safety engineers spend many years learning on the job and have to pass industry recognised qualifications in order to be legally able to work on gas appliances in the home.
They are experts in their fields and know the internal workings of each and every appliance. You, on the other hand, are probably not so well versed on your boiler and by taking pot shots at repairs you could make the problem even worse, which could result in more expensive repairs or even a new boiler.
Stay Safe – Use A Gas Safe Registered Engineer
If your boiler goes on the blink, call on our experienced, professional Gas Safe registered engineers to come and fix it for you.
As a leading supplier of gas safe registered plumbers in the Bristol area, DHS-UK are able to offer affordable repairs for homeowners across the South West. We offer fast response times, highly competitive pricing and complete accountability, and what’s more all of our plumbers are absolute experts when it comes to the internal workings of your boiler.
All of our work is fully guaranteed, and a phone call to us can save you time and money, as well as offering a safe, legal and incredibly effective way to fix your boiler without having to go anywhere near it yourself.
Call us today on 0117 924 7200 and contact us to find out more.