How to Tell if Your Boiler Needs Repairs

Is your boiler acting a little strange? Here are the signs to watch out for that mean your boiler is in need of repairs.

Rattling Noises

Has your boiler started making loud rattling or rumbling sounds? This could be a couple of problems. Loud noises coming from your boiler might be the result of a malfunctioning circulating pump or low water pressure.

If the sound is coming from inside the tank, this is usually due to buildup in the bottom of the tank, which will cause unusual sounds and make the boiler run less efficiently.

Unexplained Spike in Costs

If your monthly bill suddenly goes up when your usage hasn’t increased, this is a sign that your boiler has an issue that needs to be addressed. When a boiler is not running properly, it has to work harder in order to give you the hot water you need, which translates into a higher bill. If this is happening, your boiler will continue to run inefficiently (and may get worse) until you have it repaired or replaced.

Condensation or Puddles

If you notice water on your boiler or pooling underneath it, you may have a leak. Water should never escape a boiler, so even finding a small amount of water coming from your boiler is cause for concern. A leak that seems small can cause major damage if left unchecked, so inspect your boiler regularly and call a professional if you spot any signs of leaking.

Lack of Hot Water

Probably the most obvious sign that your boiler needs repairs is when you don’t have hot water or your water doesn’t get as hot as it used to. This could be caused by a number of things, including a broken part that needs replacing. An experienced plumber will be able to perform an inspection and determine the cause of the issue.

If you notice any of these signs your boiler needs repairs, get in touch with Butler Plumbing, Heating & Gasfitting today! Our experienced professionals have seen it all when it comes to boilers and are ready to help.