Whether you are a landlord or just a home owner, when a boiler breaks down it often means days or even weeks of inconvenience followed by a hefty bill at the end. Factoring in the cost of parts, plumber call out fees and man-hours this is rarely less than a couple of hundred pounds. However, with a little bit of care and consideration some of the more common boiler problems can be avoided.
One of the most common causes of boiler breakdown is, for example, a failure of the thermocouple. A thermocouple is one part of the device that causes the boiler to cut out when the pilot light goes out.
A more expensive problem that happens roughly biannually with most boilers in the UK is flue fan failure. The symptoms of a fan failure are usually that the boiler doesn’t start and that it sounds different than normal, the difference being that the fan noise that usually accompanies the boiler working is gone.
My Local Gasman offer boiler maintenance and servicing as well as gas safety test, this can prove great value for money especially if you are a landlord with multiple properties.All our engineer`s are gas safe certified using a non registered gas engineer could leave you in a legally precarious position not to mention the additional cost of calling out a plumber to repair a botched job.
Home Emergency Insurance
Home Emergency Insurance protects you financially from the vast majority of maintenance emergencies that can occur in your home, usually including boiler replacement and repairs as well as plumbing works. However, whilst the thought of taking care of all of these potential problems with just one monthly payment may have its appeal there are still a few pros and cons to be weighed up.
Firstly, as with every type of insurance, those offering coverage are keen to give you the impression that by paying the monthly fee all home emergencies are covered in full. This is, of course, not the case. Taking boiler maintenance as an example, most policies will cover some but not all boiler maintenance emergencies and may not even cover all of the more common ones. Moreover, there may be a cap on call outs or the cost of replacement parts. Even in those cases in which home emergency insurance might represent good value for money each policy will need to be weighed up individually according to its own terms.
My Local Gas Man emergency boiler insurance offers some of the most comprehensive cover at some of the lowest rates, but we offer a friendly service and will be happy to answer any question that you may have, please call 01782 654950.