Leaking Boiler

Leaking Boiler

What to do if your boiler is leaking

Hopefully, if you do have boiler issues, you had the foresight to buy a boiler cover insurance policy. These policies can help pay for repairs if your boiler breaks down and can also cover annual servicing to ensure your boiler remains in good working condition helping to avoid the need for emergency repairs.

So if your boiler is leaking, what do you do? The first thing you should do is not panic; stop using it and turn the stop tap off. The stop tap is commonly found under the kitchen sink. What are some common causes ofboiler leaks?

  1. Pressure problems – Check to see if your boiler’s gauge needle is in the green or the red. Hopefully, if it’s in the red, you have a boiler cover as you will need a professional to lower the pressure. This is not something you should attempt yourself.
  2. Loose Fittings or bad seals – Since boilers change the temperature from hot to cold regularly, the joints and fittings expand and contract, which can cause them to loosen and seals to crack. If the leak is coming from a joint, a small turn may fix it. If not, it may be time to use your boiler cover and call a professional.
  3. Corrosion – This is a natural process that happens due to water frequently changing temperature. Depending on where the corrosion is causing a problem, it may be an easy fix or require a new boiler. Replacing a boiler is not a do-it-yourself project and can be expensive, so hopefully, you have boiler cover, which can help cover the costs. If you’re ever looking for a boiler replacement, make sure you get one through the most reliable service providers like Boiler Central. Here is our about us page for you to take a look inside the people behind the team and learn why we are the right company for you.
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