The last thing anyone wants is a leaking boiler. Although they may not seem like much at first, leaks in your house’s heating and cooling systems can lead to more serious problems if not dealt with quickly- like most boiler faults! Leaks happen during cold winter months when water contracts less due its own temperature dropping below freezing point for prolonged periods of time.
Are Leaking Boilers Dangerous?
For the most part a leaking boiler isn’t dangerous, however there are risks to consider such as electrocution however most boilers have safety features for this sort of situation.
There are a variety of reasons why your boiler might be leaking, and it’s important to take action as soon as possible in order to avoid any further damage. A leak can lead not only do problems with the cooling system but also adjoining neighbours if water leaks into their property!
You should never try and fix a leaking boiler yourself, as this can lead to further problems being created! Instead you should call out for an experienced gas safe registered engineer who has experience in doing the necessary repairs.
One way to help avoid a disaster is by shutting off the hot and cold water supply while waiting for an engineer. This will reduce any damage caused from leaking pipes, which can cause major inconvenience in your home if not fixed immediately!
What Causes Boiler Leaks?
- Pressure Issues
- Wear and Tear
- Loose Joints
- Damaged Boiler Seals
How To prevent Boiler Leaks?
With the way that boilers are vital appliances in most homes, it’s important to have them serviced regularly. One of the best things you can do for yourself and your pipes is call a gas safe registered engineer at least once per year just so he or she knows what needs attention on site and can help prevent future breakdowns!
How To Fix A Leaking Boiler?
The first thing you should do is call a plumber. A plumber will diagnose the cause of your leak and make necessary repairs. You can also do some simple things to save on cost while waiting for them:
- Turn off water supply – This will stop the water leaking from the boiler causing any more damage to your property.
- Turn heating off – It is best to not have the boiler in use when it is getting repaired like with any other appliance.
- Drain the system – This can be done by turning on the taps and flushing toilets, it just helps get any remaining water out of the system faster.
- Mop Up – If your boiler has made a puddle it is worth cleaning it up, this will limit any water damage and also make it easier for the plumber to work.
If your having problems with a leaking boiler or any other boiler issues, contact JWC Plumbing and heating today – 0151 345 4039