Boiler Repair in Stafford | Why is Your Boiler Not Working?

No one wants to have to deal with boiler problems, but unfortunately, they happen all too often. Homeowners in Stafford and the surrounding areas call us to solve all kinds of boiler issues. With over 51 years of combined experience, our team delivers efficient assessments and solutions, including boiler repairs and replacements. However, we know it can be stressful when you don’t know what’s wrong. That’s why we’ve provided a handy guide to common boiler issues and repairs.


To keep your home warm and functional, call Parker & Son Plumbing & Heating as soon as you notice a problem with your boiler. Doing so prevents further damage, saving you money in the long run.

Old Boilers


With proper maintenance, boilers should last between 10 and 20 years, but every appliance needs replacing eventually. Over time, boilers lose efficiency, resulting in higher running costs. Older boilers are also more likely to malfunction.


If you’re having problems with your boiler in Stafford and it’s over 10 years old, we strongly recommend a service to check the performance and condition of your appliance. In some cases, boiler repairs are suitable however, sometimes a replacement is more beneficial.




You’re probably used to seeing limescale in your kettle or around your taps, especially if you live in a hard water area. But not everyone realises limescale also builds up in your boiler.


When this happens, it can block the flow of water into the pipes and cause it to turn into steam. This creates a sound like a boiling kettle, which is why we call this issue kettling. Our boiler repair experts solve kettling for Stafford customers by flushing systems to remove limescale deposits.


Water Leaks


Undiagnosed water leaks can result in ineffective boilers as well as causing serious damage to your home. Consequently, it’s important to periodically check for any signs of boiler leaks. This ensures we carry out boiler repairs as quickly as possible, minimising damage.


Various issues can cause leaks, such as cracks, loose seals and joints, and corrosion. If left, leaks lead to low boiler pressure as well as rusting of vital components. If you notice either of these signs, call our engineers for safe and professional boiler repairs in Stafford.


As a plumbing and heating company, we also undertake repairs of leaking or burst pipework throughout your home. So, whether you need heating or plumbing services, don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Poor Maintenance


One of the main reasons boilers stop working properly is because homeowners fail to carry out periodic maintenance. Every boiler should have an annual service, no matter the age of your appliance. This keeps it in the best condition and ensures we solve any potential problems before they become serious, including carrying out minor boiler repairs.


Without proper maintenance, your boiler may present various problems, such as:

• Lower Efficiency

• Unsafe Combustion

• Increased Risk of Boiler Breakdowns

• Unreliable Heating or Hot Water


If your boiler in Stafford isn’t working as it should, a service from our experienced Gas Safe engineers is the most reliable way to find the cause of the problem. Offering complete services, we undertake all kinds of boiler repairs and replacements.

Call Parker & Son Plumbing & Heating today on 01785 472 233 or 07917 763 076 for advice and boiler repairs in Stafford and the surrounding areas.