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No Heat? 5 Problems That Need Commercial Boiler Repair Services

by Bill Turner

How prepared is your business for a boiler disruption? Commercial boilers are hefty investments, which means you want to ensure they run well and last as long as possible. Even so, problems will occur over time, even if you regularly do regular maintenance and boiler repairs. Failure to properly care for a boiler only leads to productivity loss because of disruptions. Here are several commercial boiler problems that should receive quick attention from a boiler repair service:

1. Pressure Leakage and Loss 

If you experience pressure leakage or loss in your commercial boiler, it's likely due to a faulty pressure relief valve. This problem can usually be fixed by replacing the valve. However, if the problem persists, it could be due to a more serious issue, such as a cracked hull. In this case, you'll need a careful inspection of the extent of the cracking and experienced repair. 

2. Weird Noises and Kittling

A boiler will make low humming or bubbling noises as it works, but unusually loud or knocking noises point to a problem. This could be due to a buildup of limescale, which can be fixed by descaling the boiler. Another problem is kittling, caused by a buildup of sediment in the boiler. To fix this, you'll need to flush the boiler with a descaling solution.

3. Leaks 

Leakage is a big threat because it loses material and portends total boiler failure. If you notice a water leak, it's important to shut off the water supply and call a professional as soon as possible. Leaks differ in severity depending on the amount of liquid being lost. 

Boiler repair involves patching up leaks and sealing them for long-term relief. There are two ways to fix leaks: sealing them or repairing them entirely with copper patches or silicone rubber gaskets.

4. Insulation Damage 

Heat loss can cause your energy bills to skyrocket as your boiler must work harder to maintain the proper temperature. In some cases, insulation damage can also lead to water contamination. You will notice that some patches are hotter than others because the uninsulated sections have higher heat loss. Repairing insulation damage is a complex process to be handled by the best boiler technicians. 

5. Clogs and Sediment Buildup

The first problem you might encounter is clogs and sediment buildup. This happens when the boiler isn't used frequently, and the water sitting in the bottom of the tank turns into sludge. The best way to prevent this is to use your boiler regularly or at least once a week. This problem is solved by flushing the boiler.

Your commercial boiler's performance greatly impacts your business productivity and profitability, so you should always keep tabs on emerging problems. Contact a boiler repair service as soon as you notice any of these faults. 


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