The last thing anyone desires is a boiler that leaks. Unfortunately, as is the case with the majority of boiler malfunctions, leaking boilers are most prevalent during the winter months, as the cold weather has a detrimental effect on boilers.
Are Boiler Leaks Dangerous?
Generally speaking, a leaking boiler is not dangerous, but there are concerns to consider, such as electrocution; nonetheless, the majority of boilers incorporate safety systems for such a scenario.
Although a leaking boiler does not pose any immediate dangers, this does not mean that the problem should be neglected; not only may it lead to more boiler problems, but any type of leak can cause severe damage to your property and that of your neighbors!
It is never suggested that you attempt to repair a leaky boiler on your own, as this can lead to additional difficulties. Instead, you should call a gas-safe qualified expert to do the necessary repairs to your boiler.
While waiting for the engineer, you can help with the issue by turning off the hot and cold water supplies; this will lessen any damage caused by the leak.
What Causes Boiler Leaks?
Use and Abuse Loose Joints
Leaking Boiler Seals
How to Prevent Leaking Boilers
The easiest way to prevent boiler leaks, other than not using the boiler, which is impractical as a boiler is an essential item in most houses, is to get your boiler serviced regularly. At least once a year, have a gas-safe-registered expert perform a comprehensive service on your boiler; this will identify any problems your boiler may be experiencing and allow you to address them before they become severe.
Fixing a Leaking Boiler
Dial the plumber – Call a gas safe registered professional to repair your leaky boiler. They will determine the problem and perform any required repairs. There are several activities you might engage in while waiting for the plumber to arrive.
Prevent Water Leaking – This will prevent the water leaking from the boiler from causing more harm to your property.
Turn off heating – As with any other appliance, it is preferable to turn off the heating system when the boiler is being fixed.
Drain the system – This can be done by turning on the faucets and flushing the toilets; it just expedites the removal of any remaining water.
Mop Up – If your boiler has created a puddle, it is important to clean it up; this will limit any water damage and make the plumber’s job easier.
Contact NG Installs immediately at 0203 7735 755 if you are experiencing a leaking boiler or any other boiler difficulties.