If your boiler has broken down and you are searching for boiler repairs in London, then we have devised a quick guide to help you in your search for a company that won’t let you down, and will provide you with the level of service that you should expect:
- People, You Know – One of the best ways to find a good boiler repair company is through friends or friends of friends. You cannot really get better than verified customers who can vouch for the quality of the work, and the timekeeping, etc. If you are lucky this might even lead to a slight discount.
- Online Reviews – A huge growth area now on the web is the use of online reviews. There are also lots of good choices here including Google Reviews, Yelp, Trustpilot, and many more. This gives a great opportunity to find out about your heating company. Past clients will often go into details such as how much they were charged, and did they turn up on time, etc. Although it’s worth bearing in mind, that some reviews are in fact fake, it does give a good indication in most cases as to how well received each boiler repair company has been in their local area.
- Accredited Repairs and Installers – For plumbing and heating there are lots of different organizations that you would expect your company to be accredited to. The most important for carrying out boiler repairs is that they are gas safe registered (this can be checked easily with gas safe). But there are also quite a few other voluntary organizations such as Trust a Trader, the institute of plumbing, and many more. Simply being a member of these does not give any cast-iron guarantees as to professionalism and price etc., but as part of an overall picture of a company, it’s a good thing to check.
- Insurance – Before letting any company work on your gas boiler, it’s a good idea to check they have full insurance. This will give you some peace of mind knowing that if something goes seriously wrong, which it can do on occasion with all the various electrical components, that you will be covered. You will find that many of the fly-by-night companies might not bother with insurance, so checking this alone will hopefully filter out some of the less desirable companies.
This is by no means a definitive list, but there are some valuable points here worth considering. It is always worth doing your due diligence when hiring a boiler repair company both in terms of the price and the quality of workmanship that you receive.