It's ironic how most boilers break down during the cold winter months – just when they're most needed. But the reason they do act up in winter is because they haven't been used for a long time. They are basically forced back to work and this puts a strain on the house or commercial building's heating system.
Just like any other city in the world, Park City also gets its fair share of broken boilers during winter. Here are some of the common problems:
No hot water, no heat at all
When there's no sign of life from your boiler, it's time to consider that you might need expert help. You can check, though, if there are issues with water levels or a malfunctioning thermostat. However, if you think it may be one of the more complicated parts such as the airlock, valve, or diaphragm, these would need to be replaced. Don't try to do the complicated tasks by yourself, call someone from a boiler repair company like All Hours Plumbing and leave the problem in expert hands.
Leaks and Drips
When you are bothered by leaks and drips near the pipes or around the tank, it also means that it's time for its regular maintenance. Leaks can be caused by different reasons such as a broken pump seal or the pressure valve. You may also start to hear banging or gurgling noises when the pipes leak, and this is also not a very good sign.
Ideally, you should have your boilers checked twice a year, more if you're using an industrial one that heats up a lot of rooms or offices. Have it checked during the summer and once again before it's used consistently during the cold months. This way, you can prevent not only accidents but also very expensive replacement parts. The better you take care of your boilers, the fewer problems you're going to have during the winter months.