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How much does it cost to fix a boiler leak?


We often hear that we take our boilers for granted. When they’re working without fault, we hardly even notice them. But when something does go wrong, our boiler is usually all we can think about. Not only do we want our boiler to be fixed immediately, but we also don’t want it to break the bank. Even with regular services, problems can still occur. If we can fix the boiler as soon as possible, then it is the best way to save the need for a new boiler. So, how much does it cost to fix a boiler leak in London? If you reside in North London and are in search of a new boiler, our boiler installation North London service page provides information on boiler engineer services that you may refer to.

When we are talking about fixing a boiler leak it usually means needing to replace a leaking pipe. The most common problem is an old or corroded washer that is no longer preventing water from escaping. This simple job can be done within an hour, and would cost around £90. Our blog article on how long it takes to fix a boiler leak will give you some more insight. 

Engineers are capable of dealing with simple leaks within this time frame. That is assuming the leak is easy for the engineer to access. It could also be that the work involves compression joints that may have come loose over time. You can also gain an idea about this by reading our blog on how to fix a leaking boiler pipe. Do not linger on how much it would cost to fix a boiler leak. It is important to get these things looked at when you get the chance. 

Boiler Servicing and Maintenance

We believe that your safety and the safety of your home is of utmost importance during a boiler service or any other gas appliance-related work. Our customer-first approach is what has allowed us to build up a stellar reputation over the last decade. The only way to ensure that your boiler or appliance is functioning efficiently and safely is with regular maintenance and professional servicing, which are usually carried out annually. There are a number of reasons to get a yearly service.


What would it cost me to fix a boiler leak?

Another indication that your boiler or system may have a leak is that you are continually losing water pressure. You can repressurise your system yourself by opening the filling loop taps on your boiler until you achieve the desired pressure. You can find more information about this in the manufacturer’s handbook that came with your boiler. If your boiler is consistently losing pressure then it is likely you have a leak and you should have it looked at by a registered Gas Safe heating engineer London.

More complex leaks in larger homes may mean the engineer needs to drain down the property which may take two to three hours. Add on the time to fix the leak as well and it could cost around £270 pounds. The worst-case scenario would be if a component is leaking from within the boiler itself, for example, if the heat exchanger is leaking. The engineer would then have to cost up the price of the heat exchanger plus up to four hours of labour. That would be £360 plus the cost of the part as dictated by the manufacturer.

Usually, there are other issues that tend to arise with boiler leakages. Another common issue is when the boiler pressure relief valve needs fixing. If you’re wondering about how to fix a boiler pressure relief valve, then read about it on our blog. If your home is prone to or you think you may be in need of a good plumber, then check out the Walthamstow Plumber site and learn more.