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The Most Common Reasons Why Your Boiler Might Start Leaking

by Julia Wood

A water leak in your boiler should never be ignored because a small leak can gradually turn into an expensive problem as the water damages your walls, floor and subfloors. Also, a leaking water heater is often an indication of a much more serious problem that could cause structural damage to your home. When you detect a leak, you will first need to determine its source. While there are a few problems that you may be able to solve yourself, any actual repairs should only be carried out by a well-trained boiler repair technician.

Make Sure The Leak Isn't Caused By Condensation

There might not necessarily be a leak coming from your boiler. Water that accumulates could instead be the result of condensation that forms on pipes that lead to and from the boiler. This is especially common during damp weather. Also, make sure that the problem isn't caused by loose pipe joints. Fortunately, it isn't difficult to tighten pipe joints.

The Temperature Might Be Too High

The expansion vessel could be collapsing, which is causing water to escape from the auto air vent. The leak might be caused by boiler temperatures that are much too high. This is the result of a limit control that is not set properly or a malfunctioning sensor. First, determine what setting the limit control is set at. If it is set properly, you should contact a repair technician.

The Pressure Could Be Too High

The pressure might be too high. The pressure should be between 18 and 21. If the pressure rises too high, the pressure relief valve leaks water to prevent the boiler from exploding. Reducing the pressure will resolve this problem.

The Boiler Might Be Corroded

If the tank or the pipes corrode, this can allow for water to escape. If you are lucky, the corrosion will only be found in a single component that can be replaced. However, if the corrosion is widespread, this usually means you will need to replace the entire boiler. If you notice cracks in your boiler and it is old, you will likely need to replace it.

The Seals Might Be Leaking

Like with any device that has water travel through it, seals can develop leaks that allow for water to escape. Fortunately, a leaking seal is usually the easiest problem to repair since seals and washers aren't expensive. Still, you should have the seal replaced by a technician who should also inspect your boiler for other potential defects. 

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