Emergency plumber Morley

Emergency plumber Morley

Emergency plumber Morley

When you’re in the need of a plumber in an emergency, it is important to know that you have someone to rely on. At Bright Gas we have a comprehensive emergency plumbing plan in place, meaning that when you’ve got an emergency we’ll be there.

Emergency plumber Morley: Our latest emergency call out

Last night we had an emergency call out from a distressed customer, who had returned home from work to find that their boiler was not on and water was spouting across the kitchen.

Luckily our emergency plumber wasn’t far away in Batley and told the customer exactly what she needed to do not only to keep her calm but also to protect her property and cause minimum damage and was there in 30 minutes. On arrival, our emergency plumber could stop the leak, identify the cause and have the correct parts in his van to repair the boiler in 90 minutes.

After isolating the faulty boiler and removing the water from the system he also completed a service on the boiler as this hadn’t been done for over 4 years. An annual boiler service could have prevented this from occurring and the part replaced sooner.

“Extremely pleased with the work carried out by Steve Folan and Team. When I returned from work I could feel that the house was cold but had no idea that I’d walk into the kitchen to find water spurting everywhere. I had no idea what to do, but Googled for local emergency plumbers and Bright Gas appeared. I was surprised at just how fast they would be at my house and also how helpful they were before they arrived. They were great through the entire process and would recommend to anyone as I was slightly nervous about getting someone in that I’d never used before” Katherine Hitch, Morley.

 Emergency plumber Morley: What’s next?

Before the team left, our team have provided Katherine with a range of different options for the future. The main thing being that she needs to have an annual boiler service to prevent things like this from happening.

If problems keep arising, it may be more economical to have a boiler replacement a – A new Worcester Bosch boiler  would come with 10 a year parts and labour guarantee along with a savings on the gas bills by up to £250 a year.

If you need an emergency plumber Morley make sure Bright Gas are your first call. 01924 631177.

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Buy a new boiler before the winter period kicks in

Buy a new boiler before the winter period kicks in

Buy a new boiler before the winter period kicks in

Being outside in the cold, winter months can be miserable and no-one should have to put up with the same conditions in their own home. Your home should be a safe haven in the winter, somewhere to feel comfortable and warm, protected from the elements – which is why, if your boilers needs replacing, it’s important to buy a new boiler before the winter period kicks in.

During the summer months your heating is barely touched, meaning that it is easy to put off thinking about your boiler. However, as the first cold week of Autumn has appeared, purchasing a new boiler earlier you may find that there are more benefits to reap.

Installing a new system before the weather turns reduces the chance of mid-winter breakdowns, not only this but upgrading to a more energy efficient boiler will also save you money in the long term as well as reduce your carbon footprint. There’s also a safety element involved, upgrading from an older system reduces the danger of Carbon Monoxide leakages which could be putting you and your household at risk. Plus, you’re much more likely to avoid long waiting lists for installations in the autumn than the cold winter months.

 

Updating your boiler to a newer model can be a good investment that could save money on household bills for years to come. Although they can seem expensive initially, new models are far less prone to breakdowns and maintenance problems, so updating your system could save you time and money in the long run.

Almost two thirds of energy bills in the UK  are spent on processing your boiler so an efficient boiler makes a big difference. Whether you decide to invest in a basic model or a top of the range product, a new energy-efficient boiler can really save you money.

As well as saving on your energy bills, updating your boiler to a more energy efficient model will mean improved performance, better water pressure and fewer breakdowns. What more could you want in the cold winter months!

 

Investing in a new boiler now before the cold weather kicks can really help you prepare for the cold winter months ahead. Plus, getting in now means that you beat the queue.

The cost of your new boiler will vary depending on the type and size of system that you decide to install. There are now a wide range of combination and conventional boilers available, as well as some alternative systems that offer state-of-the-art technology to heat your home. However, at Bright Gas we understand that forking out for a new boiler can be a real expense that you may not necessarily be able to afford. We can now offer boiler finance on brand new efficient boilers on a monthly payment plan. Meaning that you can invest in a new boiler for your property without facing a huge upfront cost.

With up to 2 years 0% finance available, we have the ideal boiler solution for you. Invest in a new boiler that will benefit your home and your family. Buy your new boiler before the winter period kicks in!

 

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Dewsbury, Is your boiler winter ready?

Dewsbury, Is your boiler winter ready?

Dewsbury, Is your boiler winter ready?

The UK is moving closer and closer to turning on boilers all over the country. The warmer months are drawing to a close, the nights getting darker, and winter is in sight. From Dundee to Dewsbury, people are packing away the garden furniture and swapping it for their central heating system and a cup of hot chocolate.

Almost half of Brits turned their boilers on in mid-October, meaning that there is only a couple of weeks to go to ensure that boilers are in working order. So what should you do to prepare your central heating for the cold weather?

Annual boiler services

A regular boiler service is the easiest way to avoid boiler breakdowns and make sure everything is in top working order. It is best to get your boiler checked before the cold weather really kicks in, so you can be assured that your boiler is in great working order just when you need it. Months of non-use can create problems in gas appliances, and these problems can lead to central heating system failures when the appliance begins operating in winter. Boilers should be serviced every year in order to ensure that they are safe and efficient for your family.

Insulate pipes

When the weather drops below zero, standing water in your pipes can freeze, which can block up your plumbing system. As water expands when it turns into ice, frozen pipes are also particularly likely to rupture and break. Pipe insulation is a simple, cost-effective solution to this problem.

Similar to boiler services, plumbing insulation will not only reduce your likelihood of home emergencies, but will also improve the energy efficiency of your central heating and save you money in the long-term.

Check your pressure and radiators

Take a look at your boiler’s water pressure to see if your boiler needs the pressure reducing, or if you need to call out an engineer to take a look at it. If the pressure is too low, you may be able to bring it back up to the right pressure without any difficulty, but if it is too high, you might need to speak with a Gas Safe engineer.

The start of winter is also a good time to bleed radiators. This will ensure that your central heating operates efficiently – if there is air trapped in the radiator, then it will not warm up as well as it would if it was full of water, and might not even properly warm up at all.

Run a practice test

Although it isn’t too cold outside just know, it is important to take a practice run of using your central heating system for a few hours before you really need it. This will allow you to discover whether or not it is working properly before the harsh winter weather arrives, enabling you to arrange central heating repairs when the weather is still somewhat pleasant if necessary.

Is your boiler winter ready? It will be after these simple steps!

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Gas Safety week 2016

Gas Safety week 2016

Gas Safety week 2016

This week is the sixth annual Gas Safety Week, aimed to raise awareness among landlords and homeowners about the importance of having their gas appliances serviced every year.

As Gas Safe engineers we understand the importance of the event, where organisations across the UK will be working together alongside the Gas Safe Register to raise awareness of the dangers of poorly maintained gas appliances, which can lead to gas leaks, fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Over 6,500 organisations across the UK have already signed up to take part in this year’s event, beating last year’s total of 5,123.

We know gas safety is important all year round, but the value of Gas Safety Week lies in getting many people involved – strength in numbers! By focusing all of our communications in one week, we are more likely to generate media interest and have a greater impact.

The event’s official hashtag is #GSW16 and you can follow @GasSafetyWeek on Twitter.

 

At Bright Gas we want to ensure that you are safe in your home. By following these few simple checks, you will increase the safety of yourself and your family whilst in your home:

  • Check your gas appliances every year. Gas appliances should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly by a Gas Safe registered engineer. Tenants – make sure your landlord arranges this.
  • Check your engineer is Gas Safe registered. You can find and check an engineer at www.GasSafeRegister.co.uk or call 0800 408 5500. At BrightGas we are a Gas Safe registered engineer, so if you’re in Dewsbury, Ossett, Batley and the surrounding areas we’re sure we can help!
  • Check your engineer’s Gas Safe Register ID card. Make sure they are qualified for the work you need doing. You can find this information on the back of the card. Also you can input the licence number from the engineer’s ID card. Consumers will be able to see pictures of the registered engineers and details of their qualifications.

 

Gas Safety week

It is also important to be aware of the six signs of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning: headaches, dizziness, breathlessness, nausea, collapse and loss of consciousness. Unsafe gas appliances can put you at risk of CO poisoning, gas leaks, fires and explosions. By spotting the signs early you can ensure that your family are safe. Additionally, it is also important to fit an audible carbon monoxide alarm, which will alert you if there is carbon monoxide in your home.

At BrightGas we want to ensure that you are safe in your home, so if you suspect any issues with a gas appliance of realise that your appliances are in need of a service, give us a call, 01924 631177.

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Horbury Boiler advice for new homeowners

Horbury Boiler advice for new homeowners

Horbury Boiler advice for new homeowners

 

Boilers can be a baffling thing, especially if you’re a new home owner. It takes time to be able to recognise and understand the functionality of your boiler, especially if it is different to what you are used to. With the winter months now in sight, it is important to get a good understanding of your boiler.

A boiler is something many of us often take for granted. We just presume that we will have a constant flow of central heating and hot water no matter what. However, when you see an issue beginning to occur, it is important to know what you are meant to do.

 

Here are out top pieces of Horbury boiler advice for new homeowners:

 

Boiler leaks

Leaks can be caused by a number of different things within a boiler such as the circulation pump or a crack in part of the pipeworks depending on age. If you see water leaking from your boiler, it is important to get someone to look at it quickly. Water and electricity are not a good mix and can potentially lead to a very serious issue. Most plumbers will be able to advise you on what to do until they have arrived.

 

No heating or hot water

This is an issue that every homeowners dreads. Turning your hot tap on in the bathroom to discover only icy cold water or freezing cold radiators is a nightmare. Get on the phone straight away and call out an emergency plumber. It is important to make sure that anyone fixing your boiler is Gas Safe registered, meaning that they have passed all of the essential exams and are deemed fit to work on your boiler.

 

No pilot light

The pilot light on your boilers is an obvious indication that your boiler is up and running. When this light goes out it highlights that there is a problem in the system as the boiler is unable to turn on.
If you notice your pilot light isn’t coming on any more, you should call out a heating engineer to see if they can resolve the issue and get the your boiler up and running again. They may also be able to give you advice on how to prevent this from happening again.

 

Strange noises

Once you have lived in your property for a while, you become familiar with certain noises and what sound most things should be making. If your boiler is making an unusual noise such as hissing, knocking or gurgling, there may be something wrong. These noises typically aren’t produced by a boiler, which may suggest that something is wrong or you have caught the early stages of a problem. It is important to consult with a heating engineer as they are more likely to know the cause and fix any issue.
It is important that you call an engineer as soon as a problem arises as an untrained eye has no way of knowing how serious the issue in their home is. This Horbury Boiler advice for new homeowners is really important to be aware to prevent major damage before it happens.

 

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Heating engineer or plumber Mirfield?

Heating engineer or plumber Mirfield?

A question we get time and time again from customers is what’s the difference between a plumber and a heating engineer in Mirfield? It’s not as complex as you may have originally thought, but it’s always good to know who you need to call if something goes wrong at home!

What do plumbers do?
Plumbers are primarily responsible for installing and maintaining various types of piping systems and fixtures. Plumbers tend to work on wet and dry pipes. From dishwashers and drains to toilets and sinks, if you’ve got a leak, it’s a plumber you’ll need to call.

Although some plumbers are also capable and qualified to work on heating appliances, it is important to check before hiring one to fix your boiler!

So what do heating engineers do?
For a heating engineer the clue is in the name! Basically heating engineers work solely on the heating appliances, primarily boilers and hot water sources. They carry out a wide range of jobs from maintaining and installing heating to fixing appliances when they break down.

Plumber Mirfield

Heating plumbers tend to work on a wide range of properties including residential, commercial and industrial, ensuring that they are heated safely and efficiently. If a heating engineer is in need of water pipes altering or mending, they may contact a plumber to complete the job properly.

Who do I contact for a boiler repair?
If you are having trouble with your boiler then it is important to hire a heating engineer. If you are in the Mirfield area it is important to search for ‘Heating engineer in Mirfield’ to ensure that you are getting a fully trained engineer and local to the area.

Whilst some plumbers may be able to fix an issue with your boiler, you may need to check that they are qualified to do so.

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Wakefield Plumbing Engineer – FAQ’s

Wakefield Plumbing Engineer – FAQ’s

As a Wakefield plumbing engineer we are constantly being asked about everything about boilers, from the installation to the best type. We don’t mind, as that’s what we specialise in, but we want to make it easy for you. After all, Boilers can be pretty complex, so no wonder that there’s so many question.

With that in mind, we’ve compiled our most frequently asked questions and thought we would share some of our expert advice on boilers.

What is a combi boiler?
A combi boiler provides a property with both central heating and hot water, meaning that there is no need for a separate water tank or hot water storage cylinders. As a Wakefield plumbing engineer we are seeing more and more property owners deciding to install a combi boiler instead of traditional heating and hot water system.

Do combi boilers have any benefits?
One key benefit of a combi boiler is the fact that they provide both central heating and hot water. This combination of powering both the heating and hot water can often mean that many homeowners find a reduction in their energy bills as they are often more economically friendly. Plus, they are very reliable, especially if serviced annually to keep them in top working condition. A service really is recommended and also keeps your warranty valid.

Who can service my boiler?
As a Wakefield plumbing engineer myself, the rest of my team or another gas safe registered engineer are all qualified to complete a service on your boiler. Having your boiler serviced every year will give you peace of mind that your appliance is operating safely and efficiently. Plus, it also reduces the risk of any potential boiler breakdown.
An annual service is by a gas safe registered engineer is very important to validate your boiler warranty, as many companies and boiler manufacturers will dismiss warranties without an annual service.

Wakefield Plumbing Engineer

Is a new boiler expensive?
Investing in a new boiler isn’t necessarily cheap, but it is definitely an investment in your home. Often boiler and central heating systems often go hand in hand, to create the most effective and energy efficient system, saving you both time and money in the long run. At Bright Gas we have a boiler finance scheme in which you can pay towards your boiler in monthly instalments and not have to face one big up front fee.

If you’re not sure which boiler is right for your home, we are happy to carry out a free survey and provide you with plenty of advice on the best boiler for your home.

Do the radiators need to be replaced when getting a new boiler?
No, as long as your boilers are in a good working condition and providing heat, your radiators do not need to be replaced. If you are getting a member of our team to provide a quote for a new boiler, get them to double check your radiators whilst they are there too. If you do think they are underperforming they may just need a little TLC.

As a team of Wakefield plumbing engineers we are here to solve any of your boiler queries. If you’ve got a question that we haven’t yet covered then just give us a call!

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Central Heating Horbury

Central Heating Horbury

It is important to have a central heating system that you can rely on. One aspect that you do not always consider when getting your central heating system installed or modified is that it is incredibly important to ensure you are getting the work completed by a Gas Safe registered engineer.

Before hiring anyone to work on your boiler and central heating systems, you need to check that they are Gas Safe. Before commencing work, you can search on the internet for terms such as ‘gas safe central heating Horbury’ or ‘central heating Horbury’ to find a heating engineer or plumber that you trust. Nowadays with the internet so accessibly you can freely check that the plumber or heating engineer working on your property is fully qualified to complete the job in hand.

Central Heating Horbury

The Gas Safe register covers all of the UK, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Guernsey. Designed to ensure that all installers and maintenance engineers dealing with gas appliances are qualified to do so. Previously known as CORGI. These activities include:

• Maintaining, servicing, adjusting, disconnecting, altering or renewing the fitting or purging it of air or gas
• Changing the position of a fitting that is not readily movable
• Removing a fitting

A Gas Safe registered heating plumber or engineer must only ever carry out these activities. Any plumber that carries out this work without first obtaining a Gas Safe certificate will be breaking the law and could potentially endanger you and those living in your household.

Here at Bright Gas we specialise in domestic boiler installations and maintenance. All of our team of heating engineers are Gas Safe registered and therefore competent in carrying out work on boilers and central heating systems safely. From boiler installations to boiler maintenance and servicing, we provide a wide range of services that allow our customers to benefit from efficient and effective heating systems in their home. So when you are searching for ‘central heating Horbury’ and our name pops up, you’ll know we are Gas safe engineers!

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