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Boiler Insurance?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by GraRob, 10 May 2021.

  1. GraRob

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    As I struggle to get GS engineers in my area, I'm mulling over taking out insurance.

    Pros and cons and recommendations?

    Thoughts?
     
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    I would have thought you’d be even less likely to get a GS engineer out on the rates they are paid by insurance companies and if they are the sort of tradesmen that will work for less than others, those that do come out might not be that good. Just my opinion though.
     
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    make and model of your boiler ?
     
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    Potterton Promax

    Ta
     
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    Go with Baxis own maintenance plan then, sadly these BG, Corgi, homeserve and the rest are ust a ripoff, some manus are not good value for money but Baxi are OK
     
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    Thank you . I'll look at Baxi's own plan.

    My house insurance has emergency boiler cover, but it's a real minefield.

    To be honest I'd rather pay a good GS locally, but been let down too many times.
     
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    totally agree best way to go, if you say where in the country you live maybe someone on here can recommend someone, failing that Manu if Baxi
     
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  9. GraRob

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    30m NW of Glasgow.

    Thanks
     
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    Ha Ha you can be more specific and just name the town, there are loads of us that cover Glasgow and further up, dont worry no one is likely to stalk you at 30 miles NW of Glasgow
     
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    Dumbarton ish
     
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    Sorry too far out for me, love the area, not sure if @Madrab covers that far or could recommend someone he knows, I used to go as far as Campbelltown , but sadly dont work for that manu anymore, always enoyed my drive out there if they could get enough work to make it worth my while
     
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    Any issues currently or just being prepared?
     
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    Just being prepared.
     
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    Yeah, unfortunately too far out for me too and I don't have anyone I know to recommend that far out I'm afraid.
     
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    Thanks Everyone.

    Unfortunately the bars-stewards in Baxi wont cover my post code, so I'm kinda buggered!

    I've taken out home emergency cover on my home insurance and I'll eventually find someone to service it in order to keep it legal for the insurance.

    So if you every consider buying a Baxi/Potterton product, just check the after warranty cover - its very, very restricted.
     
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