Do you need a boiler repair in Wheat Ridge or surrounding Front Range cities? The life span of a boiler is typically 15 years, and if you have a boiler in Denver, CO you may be in need of boiler repair or a new boiler. Read our post and determine if your boiler is nearing its end of life or similar in need of boiler repair.
Signs You Need Boiler Repair
- No Hot Water: No hot water is the first sign that you need a boiler repair. A lack of hot water could be because the thermostat is turned way down, but it could also be a bigger problem. A few other things that may be behind your lack of water, with the most likely culprit being a broken part or a valve that needs to be replaced. If you think that your boiler needs repair give Lakewood Plumber a call.
- Low water pressure: If your hot water is working, but it’s coming out of the pipes very weakly, there might be a problem with your boiler’s pressure. It might be a problem with the whole house or building, so check the main line’s water pressure to rule that out. A common reason for low water pressure is a leak or blockage. Call a plumber if a leak could be the problem. He will use tools and his special training and experience to find and fix the problem.
- Banging noises: Sometimes air in the system can be the reason you’re hearing noises. Air can make gurgling, whistling, and banging sounds, but there may be a more serious cause of your boiler’s noises. Banging noises can also mean that your pipes aren’t fitted correctly and the knock together as heated air and water goes through them. In that case, a plumber would need to come into refit or adjust your pipes.
- Pilot light keeps going out: Has your pilot light gone out? Your first thought might be to just re-light it, but you should check your gas supply first. If your gas isn’t working, you need to contact Xcel immediately as well as your local HVAC contractor. The most common reasons for a pilot light going out are as follows:
- The wind blew it out
- There is build-up in the pilot light
- The thermocouple is broken
- Leaks or drips: Since your boiler’s primary function is to heat water and heated water corrodes metal faster than cool water, leaks caused by corrosion are very common. Many parts of your boiler are susceptible to corrosion both inside the boiler itself and in the valves and pipes that lead to and from it. Finding and stopping leaks is a plumber’s specialty, so if you notice one, give your plumber a call.
Boiler Problems? Call Lakewood Plumbing & Heating
At Lakewood Plumbing & Heating, we know all about boilers. If you need repairs or maintenance, we’ve got you covered. Choosing a boiler can be tricky, so if you’re looking for a new boiler, we can recommend the best one for your home or business.
Give us a call for any of your plumbing or heating needs 303-233-7007 or submit an online request here!