Most Common Boiler Repairs You May Need This Winter
Unfortunately, boilers can break down over time and require repairs or maintenance to stay running properly. This blog post discusses common boiler repairs that may be needed for your unit.
One of the most common problems with boilers is leaking. Leaks can occur for various reasons, such as a worn-out gasket or a loose connection between two pipes. If you find leaks from your boiler, contact a professional before further harm is done.
Lowering Water Pressure
Another potential problem with boilers is when the water pressure becomes too high or too low. If the pressure is too low, then your boiler won’t be able to generate enough hot water for your home’s needs; if it’s too high, then there’s an increased risk of ruptures or other damages occurring in your system.
Broken Circulator Pump
The circulator pump is responsible for moving hot water from the boiler through your home’s heating system. If this pump breaks down, then no hot water will be circulated throughout your home. This can lead to cold spots in certain areas or even complete disruption of service throughout your house, depending on how severe the damage is. A technician will need to adjust the pressure regulator on your boiler, so it works within its optimal range.
Replacing Corroded Parts
Corroded parts are part of common boiler repairs. Corrosion occurs over time in different parts of your boiler due to exposure to air and moisture in certain environments . Like bathrooms or laundry rooms, where steam tends to accumulate more frequently than in other areas in the house. Any rusted parts should be replaced by a competent technician as soon as possible to prevent additional corrosion.
Replacing Burnt Out Heating Element
Often times when boilers start malfunctioning, it’s because one of their components has burned out due to excessive usage or electrical failure caused by power surges or other external factors impacting its operation. In these cases, it may be necessary for you to replace whatever component has burnt out—such as a heating element—with a new one so that you can continue using your boiler without interruption until regular maintenance can take place again at a later date if needed.
Flushing Out The Tank
As time passes by, dirt, sediment, and other buildups tend to accumulate inside boilers which could potentially clog up their pipes, causing them not to work properly anymore due to a lack of proper circulation throughout their systems. To fix this issue, technicians must perform what’s known as a “flushing out” process, where all these buildups are removed from the inside the tank, leaving it clean once again and ready for continued use.
Proper maintenance and repairs are essential for keeping boilers running optimally, which means avoiding unexpected breakdowns while ensuring optimal performance levels all year round. By understanding what kinds of repairs might be needed on yours, you’ll have a better idea of how best to prepare yourself next time something goes wrong with them. With our boiler cover, your plan includes parts and labour, so there are no hidden costs if something goes wrong. Get in touch to find out more, or get a quote today.