Maintenance & Repairs
Maintenance jobs completed last year 2017
Gas Fired Central Heating
If your Central Heating or hot water isn't working, try the steps below:
What to do:
1. Double check the basics
First of all, if you have a prepayment meter, check that you've got enough credit. Next, test whether your other gas appliances, like your cooker hob, are working correctly, or whether the switches in your fuse box have tripped.*Check how many units m3 that is on it
4. Reset your boiler or check that the pilot light is on
Try resetting your boiler according to its instructions. If yours was made pre-2004 it's likely to have a pilot light instead of a reset function, so check that the pilot light is on
2. Time Clock
Check that it is on or if on a timer, it could be as simple as re-programming it with your times. Look at its instruction manual for a reminder on how to do this.
5. Check your boilers pressure gauge
The water pressure should be between 1.0 and 1.5bar, if you are unsure in how to adjust the water pressure, please call our office for advice as it should only be adjusted by a competent person
3. Turn your room thermostat to 21 degrees or higher
Having your room thermostat set lower than 21 degrees can stop your heating from coming on, so set it higher to see if your boiler starts working again.
Oil Fired Central Heating
If your Oil Heating isn't working, you will need to check the following:
What to do:
1. Check your oil tank
How much oil have you in your tank? You will need to dip the tank to see the level of oil. If you have ran out of oil you will need to get a top up of oil. (The oil delivery firm may be able to reset the boiler or bleed the boiler after the refill)
3. Check power is going to the boiler
If the boiler does not come on within a few minutes after switching on, check the consumer unit to check the trip switch is not down for the boiler circuit. If there is still no power, press the small reset button located on the thermostat on the boiler. (It is usually cover by a small cap, directly below dial)
2. Bleeding the boiler
Bleeding the boiler should only be completed by a competent person. The bleeder is generally positioned on the side of the fuel pump; once you've located it, you will need to unscrew it slightly then press the reset button. Fuel will begin to dribble out, along with air, let it dribble until it's at a steady rate of flow then tighten the bleeding screw. Do not reset more than three times. If there are any doubts, please call our office.
If you do not have electricity in your property, check the consumer unit (fuse box for a tripped RCD switch.) To reset, push the switch down fully and then push back up. Please ensure that all trip switches are up fully. If the consumer unit has fuses and one circuit is not working, the fuse will need replaced like for like, this should only be completed by a competent person. If there is still an issue you may need to check with NI Electric to see if the power is off in your area. NI Electric: 0345 764 3643.
Washing Machine not draining water or will not complete cycle:
Check the filter for blockage and clean filter - be prepared with a basin for excess water and towels, follow the manufactures instructions.
If you are experiencing any issues with your fridge/freezer you will need to ensure that there is power getting to it. Check the thermostat is at the correct setting. The appliance will need to be switched off for 24 hours to de-ice.