What to Do If Your Boiler Is Leaking

Posted on: December 23, 2013

The last thing anyone wants is a leak in their home—so what do you do when that leak is coming from your home’s heating system? If your boiler is leaking, you need to get it fixed as soon as possible or else you could be looking at high utility bills and potential water and mold damage. At Dowd’s Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve been helping homeowners in the Philadelphia, Bensalem, and Yardley, PA areas with all their boiler needs since 1997, and we can help you with yours too.

If you need a boiler repair or replacement in Philadelphia, PA, contact the experts at Dowd’s Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning by filling out the form to the right or calling 215-752-3638!

Diagnosing the Leak

The first thing you need to do when your boiler is leaking is to determine the cause of the leak. How old is your boiler? Are there any rusted parts? Can you identify a specific location where water is leaking and collecting? Knowing the answers to all of these questions is incredibly important when it comes to diagnosing your leak and figuring out what steps you can take from there.

There are a number of reasons why your boiler could be leaking, including:

  • Too much water in the boiler
  • A crack in the equipment
  • Leaky water pipe
  • Faulty circulator pump
  • And more

However, if you want an accurate diagnosis, it’s in your best interests to have a trained professional stop by and check out your equipment. He or she will know exactly what to look for when it comes to boiler leaks, and can help you by giving expert advice on what to do next.

What to Do Next

Once the technician has had a chance to assess your system, you will get a detailed report about what you should do next. Depending on the age of your boiler and the severity of the issue, our tech will recommend either a specific repair or a replacement. In the event of a boiler replacement, our technician can help you select and install a new system.

Schedule Your Boiler Inspection Today

If you believe you have a leak in your boiler, contact the experts at Dowd’s Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning today. We can help you with boiler repairs and replacements quickly and professionally.

Contact us online or by phone at 215-752-3638 to schedule your appointment!