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A Tenants Guide to Broken Boiler Repairs

A Renter’s Guide: 6 Common Issues to Look for in a Broken Boiler

Now’s the time of year when you need to ensure that the boiler in your rented property is working efficiently and safely. And it’s better to do it sooner rather than later.

According to Fixflo, the UK’s leading repairs and maintenance software with 1 million+ properties on the system, October tends to be the busiest month for boiler issues to be reported in the year. With this year’s winter arriving later than usual, November and December are set to be busy months for boiler repairs.

Get ahead of the curve and report boiler issues early to your landlord, if need be. This way you will avoid being in a home with no heating when the cold snap eventually arrives.

It’s obviously important that you know what to look for in a broken boiler. Here are six common faults with boilers. These telltale signs could indicate significant issues affecting a boiler, from a gradual deterioration to a sudden break.

Most of these issues call for a Gas Safe Registered engineer or professional’s service. But there are some easy things you can try at home almost immediately.

Never attempt to fix a boiler yourself.

Repairs reporting

If your boiler or other parts of your rented property suffers any damage at any time, please make sure you report the issue via our online portal as soon as possible. You can report issues 24 hours a day at:

https://bridges.fixflo.com/issue/Plugin/

Our reactive repairs portal allows your issue to be promptly dealt with, and if a contractor is needed, you will be able to schedule a convenient time for them to attend your property and carry out the required repairs.

 

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