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If This Is Happening to Your Boiler, it’s an Emergency

Your boiler works silently in the background, so while it’s out of sight and out of mind, you don’t really think about what to do or what would happen if it suddenly broke down. It’s leading to a breakdown, but you can be proactive and prevent that from happening–find out if your boiler faces this issue and needs boiler repair in Washington DC or not.

Leaking Boiler (Beyond Just a Few Drops)

Your boiler has a pressure release valve near the bottom. That will occasionally drip water here and there, but it won’t be a lot. That’s used to release a bit of pressure as needed, but if there’s a puddle there? That’s a big problem and constitutes an emergency call for your plumber.

What’s happening is there’s more pressure in that tank than your boiler can handle, and it’s causing damage. While it may not be under a dangerous amount of pressure at the moment, it’s mounting as you read this. Turn off your boiler, call for repairs, and you should be just fine.

Unusual and Loud Sounds

Boilers make odd noises every now and again. That’s just what plumbing does from time to time, but there are times when you should be concerned with the noise you’re hearing. For one, if it’s a very loud banging sound that happens abruptly, that could be the sound of a pipe bursting (even if the burst only results in a small leak).

If the noise is either loud or consistent, and it becomes a frequent issue, it means there’s something going on with your boiler. This is another sign to call for emergency repair, and be ready to hear what your technician has to say–it’s not likely to be good news.

Pilot Light Won’t Stay Lit

Another problem you can run into with your boiler is the pilot light not staying lit for more than a few minutes. This usually means that the area around the pilot light is clogged up with soot and muck from all the months of continuous operation your boiler has gone through. So what’s the solution?

To disassemble components in the surrounding area and clean them out, then put them back in their proper place. Unfortunately, this isn’t a very DIY-friendly task since there are a lot of safety concerns to keep in mind. You need a professional to do this for you, and sooner rather than later.

Take Care of Your Boiler Troubles Today

Your boiler runs into problems every now and again, but ultimately, it works well throughout the year. This is why you not only need us to repair your boiler as soon as possible, but why you need annual maintenance appointments that act as a preventative measure against further breakdowns. Be sure to schedule both your repair and upcoming maintenance with us today and we’ll help you keep heat flowing throughout your home all year long.

Contact us today to schedule your boiler repair as soon as possible.

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