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Boiler leaks can be a serious issue, harming your house and possibly creating hazardous conditions.

Fortunately, there are a number of simple fixes for these problems that may be made without hiring a professional.

The following are some of the best ways to fix boiler leaks:

  1. Tightening loose connections: Boiler leaks can often be caused by loose connections in the pipes or fittings. Tightening these connections can often stop the leak.

  2. Replacing worn or damaged gaskets: Gaskets are used to seal connections in the boiler, and if they are worn or damaged they can cause leaks. Replacing the gaskets can stop the leak.

  3. Replacing a corroded or damaged pipe: If a pipe in the boiler is corroded or damaged, it may be causing a leak. Replacing the pipe can stop the leak.

  4. Replacing a failed pressure relief valve: A pressure relief valve is a safety feature that allows excess pressure to escape from the boiler. If the valve is not working properly, it can cause leaks. Replacing the valve can stop the leak.

  5. Repairing or replacing a failed pump: The pump is responsible for circulating water and steam through the boiler. If the pump is not working properly, it can cause leaks. Repairing or replacing the pump can stop the leak.

  6. Fixing a damaged or corroded heat exchanger: The heat exchanger is responsible for transferring heat from the combustion process to the water or steam in the boiler. If the heat exchanger is damaged or corroded, it can cause leaks. Replacing or repairing the heat exchanger can stop the leak.

It is important to note that some of these fixes may require the services of a licensed professional, and that it is important to diagnose the problem accurately before attempting any repairs. Please contact the office is these cases.


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