Why Do Boilers Leak?

Why Do Boilers Leak?

Your boiler is an important part of your heating system especially with the harsh winters that we have in the greater Chicago area. High quality boilers are designed to last for years; however, not boiler will last forever. Furthermore, all boilers require regular maintenance and service to continue operating efficiently.

Because boilers use heated water to heat the home, many homeowners worry about leaks. Boiler leaks can become a problem as boilers age; however, the skilled and experienced boiler technicians at 24 Heating & Cooling are trained to find and repair boiler leaks before they become a larger problem for the homeowner.

Causes of Boiler Leaks

Boilers can leak for a variety of reasons. Some of the more common reasons that we see as we service boilers include:

Age: As boilers age, they may develop leaks as material and components become used over time. However, regularly scheduled maintenance can greatly reduce the chances of leaks developing as the boiler ages.

Corrosion and rust: Wherever water is present, you have the risk of rust and corrosion developing. This weakens the metal along the tank and pipes causes leaks to develop. If a homeowner ignores their boiler system, the rust and corrosion may spread to the point where repairs will not work and the boiler would need to be replaced. However, with regular maintenance, technicians can look for early warning signs of rust and corrosion so these areas can be repaired before they become a huge issue

Improper installation: If a contractor does not install a boiler correctly, the boiler and/or the pipes could leak. This happens when you have an inexperienced contractor working on your boiler system. Our technicians have years of experience and knowledge to ensure that when we install a boiler, it is done correctly the first time

Pressure: A small amount of water dripping from the outlet pipe is normal and what we want to see when we are inspecting a boiler. This outlet pipe is what keeps the pressure within the boiler at a safe level. If the pipe was to become clogged or you blocked the pipe, the pressure inside the boiler could become dangerously high. High pressure in boilers causes leaks to develop

Expert Boiler Installation, Repair and Maintenance in the Chicagoland Area

24 Heating & Cooling offers emergency service to Bridgeview, Oak Lawn, Burbank, Cicero and Palos Hills. If you are experiencing problems with the heating and cooling systems in your home, we understand that you may need someone right now rather than waiting until normal business hours to call a technician. Our fast service guarantees that you will not have to wait long to be comfortable in your home again

Contact 24 Heating & Cooling by calling (708) 229-2293. You can also request 24-hour emergency assistance by using our emergency online contact form to have an experienced technician call you back quickly.

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