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How To Fix A Leaking Boiler?

Boiler Leak Repair

So do you need help and are constantly annoyed by all the leaking water from your boiler? Well if your boiler is leaking you will need to contact a qualified technician or either a plumber to sort this out as soon as possible.

Here Are The Key Steps To Fix A Boiler:

If your boiler is leaking, the following steps should be taken:

  1. Turn off the power or your gas supply to the boiler. By switching off the appropriate circuit breaker or valve.
  2. Locate the source of the leak, if possible. If your leak is coming from the pipe or fitting you will need to try to tighten any loose connections to see if this stops the leak.
  3. Place a bucket or either a towel under the leak so you can prevent any water damage.
  4. Therefore you will need to contact a qualified technician to be able to inspect and repair the boiler. Do not attempt to repair the boiler yourself, as it can be very dangerous and may cause further damage.
  5. A qualified technician will then be able to check the unit, diagnose the problem and will be able to give you an estimate of the price of the repair.
  6. Once the repair is completed, the technician will then test the unit for any proper functions and will give you instructions on how to maintain the unit to prevent any problems in the future.

If you have any further questions, feel free to give our team a call and we can come out and see what the issue is.

It is really important to contact a Gas Safe engineer as they are qualified to fix the problem. If you see a leak even if it is small, you need to call an expert! Tyne & Wear are heating experts in South Shields. We will always try to identify and repair these faults for you quickly.

So now you have realized what to do if your boiler is leaking any water! Let’s talk about what could potentially be causing the leak.


Why Is My Boiler Leaking Water?

There can be potential causes for a boiler to leak water including:

  1. Loose Connections – if your leak is coming from the pipe or either the fitting, it may be caused by a loose connection that will need to be tightened.
  2. Faulty Valves – if a valve within the boiler is not functioning properly it may cause a leak.
  3. Improper Installation – sometimes if you have a boiler it may not be installed properly which can lead to leaks. 
  4. Worn Gaskets – the gaskets that seal various parts of the boiler can become worn over time which will lead to leaks.
  5. Cracks or Damage – boilers over time can develop cracks or other types of damage over time, which can also lead to leaks.

It is important to note that a leaking boiler can be a symptom of a more serious problem. It is recommended to contact a qualified technician to inspect the situation.


How do I know if my boiler is leaking?

You may notice water around the base of the boiler or either on the floor near the unit. You may also see drips or puddles forming near the pipes and fittings connected to the boiler. In some cases, you may hear the sound of running water.

Is it safe to use a boiler that is leaking?

No, it is not safe to use a leaking boiler. Leaks can indicate a serious problem with the unit, it should be inspected and repaired by a qualified technician.

How much does it cost to repair a leaking boiler?

The cost of repairing a leaking boiler will always depend on the specific problem and the type of boiler you have. A qualified engineer will be able to give you an estimate after inspecting the unit.