Finding a leak in your home is never nice to deal with, especially if you have limited or no plumbing experience. If you find a leak in your hot water and heating system the key thing is to not panic, it may be a simple fix, or you may be able to stop and control the leak until an engineer can assist you.
Common Issues With Hot Water and Heating Systems
A frequent problem that causes central heating system leaks is frozen condensation pipes. This is common in areas with severe cold temperatures or exposed pipes, for example, when pipes are located outside the house – normally running to an outside drain. If the pipe freezes, water won’t be able to flow through it and may back up into your boiler causing a leak. It will also cause your boiler to stop working; but you don’t always need to be an engineer to fix it.
It is important to take action as soon as you discover a leak to prevent any further damage to your boiler or home, as well as helping it to run more efficiently, saving you money in the long run. If it isn’t a simple fix, then you may need to seek help from a plumber. Our experienced plumbers are on hand 24/7/365 to help you with any issues you may have. Click here to find your local plumber.