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What do electric boiler installation and repair services include?

This service includes all the tasks needed to get your electric boiler working to provide hot water in your home, whether it’s a new installation or fixing an existing one. This can involve removing the old water heater to make way for the new installation.  

Other tasks can include positioning the tank, installing pipes, connecting the expansion tank, connecting the temperature and pressure valve, and attaching the electrical connections and wiring. Your handyman can also repair damaged electric boilers.     

Removing the old water heater

Some boiler electricians can remove an old water heater to make way for a new one. Your specialist begins by cutting off the power and shutting off the water at their mains. A bucket is used to catch any water stored in the boiler that will pour out of its pipes. They can then detach all the pipes and connections and transfer the old boiler tank to a storage area. Some electric boiler installers may offer to dispose of the old tank for you. 

Positioning the new electric boiler

Your hired boiler specialist can determine and place the boiler tank in the most appropriate spot in your basement, and centre them on a raised platform for easier access and as a safety measure against flooding. If you don’t have a raised platform, some specialists can make one for you for an additional fee.  

Fitting and installing pipes

Next, your specialist installs the pipes. They measure the pipes and cut them to the right widths and lengths. They can remove the burrs on the lip and inner portions of the pipes to ensure better flow. Each pipe installation is wrapped with plumber’s tape, soldered or installed in both methods when necessary, for additional safety and protection against leaks.  

The appropriate components like compression nuts, rings and flexible hose are likewise installed; your specialist ensures that all these installations have a perfect seal and a tight fit.   

Attaching the expansion tank, temperature and pressure valve

Your boiler installation specialist attaches the expansion tank to the cold-water supply line next to or above the electric heater. The pipes they install are cut to the right lengths, deburred and soldered as needed. Your specialist can match the pressure of the expansion tank with your water line’s pressure using a handheld air pump once the expansion tank is installed. They finish the installation and seal the tank and pipes with soldering if necessary. 

Attaching electrical connections

With the power and water still off, your specialist attaches the electrical wiring of the boiler to your main circuit breaker. Once all installations are done, they turn the water and power on and test if the water in your spigots run hot.  

Repairing a damaged electrical boiler 

If you need an electric boiler repair service, your specialist inspects the boiler with the power and water shut off. They check for leaks in pipes, joints and fittings, pressure imbalances or other issues and do the appropriate fixes. 

Recent Electric Boiler Installation & Repairs tasks in Lambeth

Boiler gas hot water & heating help


Kennington, Greater London

12th Sep 2022

I have just moved into a new flat and am not sure how to turn on the hot water & heating. I topped up the gas meter, turned on the gas valve, tried the different modes on boiler (heating, hot water, together etc) and also reset it and it sounds and looks like it’s on but still no hot water and heating if you could show me/fix it. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 14 September 2022

Boiler fixing.


Vauxhall, Greater London, SE11

26th Aug 2022

Looking to fix my boiler and need certificate for boiler safety electric safety certificate in London se115ey ASAP thanks

Electric megaflo boiler stopped working. Need repairs


Vauxhall, Greater London, SE11

3rd Aug 2022


Access (panel) for boiler required.


South Lambeth, Greater London, SW8

9th Dec 2021

Plumber cannot open boiler to service it. Need to remove the piece of wood that's blocking access (marked with an X in the first photo). Then widen the existing square access panel to the same width as the cupboard door (see second photo), so that the boiler cover can be removed/opened. It needs to be a neat job please. - Due date: Flexible

Boiler dripping + shower pressure low


Vauxhall, Greater London, SE11

1st Oct 2021

The boiler is leaking a little bit and the the shower pressure is weak, it goes from extreme hot to cold and sometimes stops running for a few minutes. Need someone to come have a look and leave a quote. Could be simple fix of tightening a part of the boiler etc. Better if took a look and left a quote (this will be free of charge of course).

Install electric combi boiler instead of gas one


South Lambeth, Greater London, SW8

20th Jul 2021

Hi, I’m looking for a qualified engineer who can remove gas combo boiler and replace it with electrical one. Location: Clapham SW2

Boiler repairer/ plumber needed


Vauxhall, Greater London, SE11

13th Dec 2019

Hi I’m looking for someone who can reset a boiler Gledhill boiler. The hot water isn’t working.