My Boiler is Leaking – What Do I Do?

Leaking Boiler

When you come across a leaky boiler, panic mode might begin to set in. What is important during this process is that you don’t dread, and you certainly don’t attempt any self-repairs. Unless you yourself are trained and experienced in the trade, you should get in contact with a boiler repair company instead.

Experienced professionals will carry out a once-over on your boiler to diagnose the root of the problem. From there, they are able to come up with a plan of action and quote you for the repair to be completed. So, what could the potential problems be?

Faulty Boiler Pressure Valve

Although we say you should never carry out any self-repairs, it doesn’t stop you from trying to diagnose the problem yourself. In order for put the problem down to a faulty boiler pressure valve, you can simply check how high the boiler pressure is.

Ideally, the boiler pressure gauge should be in the green. However, if it’s below this mark, this symbolises that your boiler is operating with not enough pressure. In these circumstances, it may be a case of having a boiler repair expert refill your boiler with more water. If the pressure gauge is way above the green section, your boiler is under too much pressure and your radiators may need bleeding to alleviate the pressure problem.

Although, the latter may turn out to be a temporary fix, if you have other issues causing pressure problems in your plumbing.

Boiler Corrosion

Another common reason for boiler leakage is corroded pipework or internal corrosion. This tends to happen over time and if your boiler is 10 years old or older, it is more susceptible to worn pipes and rusty internal components.

If this is the case, replacing each part individually might not be financially viable and in fact replacing the boiler altogether may be a better option. In any case, you’re better off leaving that decision in the capable hands of a boiler repair engineer. They are Gas Safe Registered and as such, have the ability to make the tricky decisions for you.

Boiler Repair Leeds

As mentioned above, the most important thing you can do is not to panic. There is usually a simple solution in the eyes of those who are experts in the field of boiler repairs. Getting in contact with a boiler repair company will give you the best opportunity to solve the problem efficiently and safely.

For all of your boiler enquiries, feel free to get in touch with us here at Woolfoot Heating. We specialise in boiler repair Leeds based queries and are happy to talk anytime!