A faulty boiler can cause many types of problems, from increased utility bills to potential safety hazards. When issues arise, you can count on us at All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling for comprehensive Salt Lake City boiler service and heating repair. However, many people only call a plumber to look at their boiler when an issue gets too spectacular to ignore any longer. At this point, boiler repairs are likely to be very costly or even impossible, necessitating the purchase of a new boiler.
Keeping tabs on your boiler for signs of malfunction can help you catch problems before they escalate, though! Knowing the signs that your boiler might need a heating maintenance check-up by a professional is a good way to keep costs down and minimize the disruption to your household. Read on to learn about some common signs that you might be in need of service or boiler repair in Salt Lake City, or simply reach out to All Hours today!
The most obvious and noticeable sign there could be something wrong with your boiler is when you notice no hot water, or heat from your radiators. This could be a basic thermostat issue, so check that first, or it could be something more serious. Also check for low pressure on your boiler’s gauge – if it’s lower than 1, it could just be a pressure adjustment that’s needed. If not, the most likely culprit is a broken part or a valve that needs replacing.
Water pooling around or dripping from your boiler is another indication that a check-up is needed. Water that aggregates around the boiler causes increased fuel consumption and will add to your bill. Hot water also corrodes metal faster than cool water, so leaks caused by corrosion are pretty common. If you notice any pooling water near the boiler, speak to our professionals right away.
Clunking or banging noises from your boiler are also likely to be signs of trouble. These noises are often caused by obstructions such as iron deposits, which cause the water to be distributed unequally and are likely to lead to eventual failure to function. Another likely consequence is overheating, which can create a safety hazard in addition to malfunction.
Strange noises from the boiler can also be a signal of air in the system – which will often create gurgling, whistling or banging noises. These sounds could also mean that pipes aren’t fitted correctly and are knocking together as air and water goes through them. Banging pipes could also be a sign of pump failure, which would mean a replacement was needed.
Regardless of the type of noise your boiler is making, reach out to professional to come out and inspect it!
If you notice that your boiler has a metallic smell coming from it, you should call a professional right away. A strong odor of metal can be a sign of potentially hazardous conditions such as a gas or oil leak. While you won’t be able to smell it, these kinds of leaks might also mean that carbon monoxide is leaking out. It is crucial for any such leaks to be repaired immediately.
If you notice any of the boiler issues above, reach out to us at All Hours Plumbing, Drain Cleaning, Heating & Cooling right away for fast and reliable boiler repair in Salt Lake City. Additionally, if you need a new boiler or heating installation in SLC, we can help with that too. Our plumbing and heating pros at are standing by to assist you!
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