Boiler repair is something that you never want to put off, as when it comes to boilers, small problems tend to escalate, leading to more costly repairs—not to mention that a breakdown can mean no heat for your home.
Even more important to remember is that a malfunctioning furnace can pose a danger in your home, putting you and your loved ones at unnecessary risk. Just as with any other major system in your home, even with regular maintenance and care your boiler is eventually going to develop problems due to the unavoidable wear and tear that comes with age.Thus, it’s important to know what to look for in terms of warning signs so that you can bring in a professional as soon as possible to fix the problem. Here are some of the most common indications that you may need boiler repair services.
Unusual Sounds Coming From the Boiling Unit
Although most boilers produce some sound when operating, any change in those sounds can indicate trouble and you may need boiler repair. It’s important to take note if these sounds get louder or seem different, as this could mean that one of your boiler components is not functioning properly.
If you hear hissing noises, this is often associated with iron or sludge deposits that are causing uneven water distribution, which can result in the system overheating and even shutting down altogether.
Odd Odors in Your Home
If there is any kind of unusual smell in your home that you can track down to your boiler, it’s important you call in a boiler repair technician as soon as possible, as this could indicate a dangerous condition such as a gas leak.
Periodic testing for carbon monoxide is important as well, as a leak (usually from a broken ventilation system) can cause sickness and in some cases death.
Leaking Water in the Immediate Vicinity of the Boiler
If you notice any water that has collected around the base of the boiler, you are going to need to have the unit inspected and repaired as soon as possible. The constant loss of water makes it very hard for the boiler to heat the water inside to the correct temperature, thus requiring more fuel to operate and putting unnecessary stress on the entire system. This is one of those cases when prompt repair can really save you money down the road.
If you're concerned that your boiler may need repair or even replacement, give Donnelly's a call!
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