Boiler Repair or Replacement?
How Often Should You Replace Your Boiler?
While we wish they could, household appliances don’t last forever, inevitably causing inconvenience and disruption to our routines. They can also become a hazard if problems are not addressed. When it comes to your boiler, on-going maintenance is the key to avoiding any problems. Boilers and hot water heating systems must be serviced once a year to ensure that the system is running safely and working efficiently.
During a routine boiler service, your certified journeyman will inspect all the components and controls on your system to make sure everything is working properly. However, there may be times in-between our regular maintenance visits where you run into circumstances beyond your control. So, how do you determine if there is a problem with your boiler? Understanding the signs will help you determine if and when you need to repair or replace your boiler.
How to Determine if Your Boiler Needs Repairs?
To help you stay safe and avoid any inconvenience, here are a few things you need to look out for that may indicate your boiler needs repairs:
No Hot Water: This may be the most obvious indicator that there is a problem with your boiler. If you find that there is suddenly no hot water in your home or heat coming from your radiators, a boiler problem is most likely to blame. First, check the pressure gauge on your boiler. The reading should not be lower than 1. If your boiler heats your hot water through an indirect tank, or if you have a combi boiler, pressure should not be lower than 12-15 PSI. Other culprits could include a broken part or valve that will have to be replaced by a professional.
Hearing Strange Noises: Banging sounds coming from your boiler may be alarming but it might just mean there is air trapped in the system. However, strange noises could also mean that your pipes are not fitted correctly, which is an issue we come across all too often. Lastly, a deteriorating pump can also lead to noise. Both issues can be resolved by our plumbing specialists.
Experiencing Leaks or Drips: Over time, heated water can corrode the inside of your boiler and its pipes and valves leading to leaks and drips. If there is any water visible on the floor or leaking from the boiler, a service call to repair the boiler will definitely be required.
Contact us for all of Your Boiler Service and Maintenance Needs in Lower Mainland, Surrey, Whiterock, and Surrounding Areas
If your boiler becomes plugged, it could result in the exposure of combustible materials that can ultimately put you, your family, and your home at risk. This is why it’s extremely important to understand the signs of a problem and ensure that your boiler is serviced properly every year. At John Sadler Heating & Plumbing, our family owned business has provided heating and cooling products and services to the Lower Mainland for over 40 years. We truly care about each one of our clients. Our highly skilled tradesmen are here to help you with all your plumbing, gas fitting, and heating and cooling needs.