5 Signs that Your Boiler Needs to be Repaired or Replaced

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Have you noticed the water temperature from your taps fluctuating recently? In many cases these are the first signs a homeowner sees when their water boiler needs attention but in some cases, cold water from the hot tap means it might already be too late to fix the problem. If you want to know what to look out for, read on for our signs your boiler is in trouble.

Reduced Water Pressure
There are a few possible reasons for reduced water pressure in your home. One is due to external waterworks, emergencies and maintenance from your local water company and the other one is a severe mineral deposit build up within the boiler. This mineral build up can accumulate in the heating components and end up blocking the pipes in your home over time.

Cloudy, Rusty Looking or Odd Smelling Water
If you notice your water has an unusual colour or smell, first check that it is happening in both the hot and cold taps. If it is, the problem is most likely from the external pipes that run into your home and can be attributed to a problem further down the water network. If the problem is only coming from your hot tap, this could be due to a problem within your boiler.

Unusual Noises
We all know and love the sound of the boiler or the heating kicking in but if you notice any unusual sounds or loud sounds you haven’t heard before, it’s time to get your boiler looked at by a professional to rule out any serious problems and check for mineral deposits and build up in the bottom of the tank from dirt or calcium.

Hot Water Runs Out More Quickly Than Usual
If it seems like your hot water storage tank has shrunk and you can’t get a full bathtub from it anymore, it could well be time to call in the experts to take a look at why this is happening to avoid the problem getting worse and being left with no hot water at all. One of the reasons for this could be a faulty heating element.

It’s Been Over a Year Since Your Boiler was Serviced
According to boiler manufacturers, you should always arrange an annual service of your boiler and never leave it longer than the recommended 12 months. If you can’t remember the last time you had your boiler serviced then it’s time to make the call to ensure your boiler is safe and in good working condition.

If you need a plumbing and boiler specialist to take care of your emergency boiler problem or carry out your annual service, we can help! Get in touch with the experts at Handy Experts today for your quick quote.

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