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Why Is My Boiler Leaking Water

A boiler is an appliance that we take for granted but just like all other appliances, they can develop problems over time and that can be a concern. One of the main problems that can occur is a boiler that is leaking water and for homeowners, that can be a bit of a worry.

There are several reasons why a boiler might begin leaking water but one of the most important things you can do is to take action immediately as this will prevent further damage. It might be corrosion or poor installation and even pressure that can cause a water leak. Whatever the reason, it will need solving rapidly to ensure your boiler gets back to full working order.

It’s important that you opt for a reputable installer even if you are tempted by a cheaper quote. This is because you could pay for making the wrong decision further down the line as you’ll need to rectify problems that are associated with a bad installation. If you opt for an installer that understands the process, has high standards and knows the products they install, you’ll benefit in many ways.

So, the aim of this article is to identify the common causes of a leaking boiler, how the leak can be stopped and how to prevent the problem.

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Common Causes Of A Leaking Water

When you come across a boiler that is leaking, you’re going to need to find out where it is leaking from. Then, once you have done this, you’ll be able to identify the reason why the leak has occurred.

Corrosion

This is one of the most common reasons for a leaking boiler. Corrosion is going to affect the pipework that forms part of your system, If corrosion is affecting a single component such as a heat exchanger then essentially, it would only be this that would need replacing. However, if the corrosion goes further through the system then you might need to think about replacing your boiler.

Checking for corrosion is a relatively simple task and it just a case of inspecting the pipework and the other parts that make up your heating system. However, if the leak looks as though it is coming from inside the boiler then you should not do anything else as you will need a professional to take a look at it. They will have the ability to open up the system and assess the damage before making an informed decision about how to solve it.

High Boiler Pressure

A central heating system can leak because of the pressure relief valve discharging water consistently from the system. The common cause of this is that the pressure in your boiler is too high. To check whether this is the case, you can take a look at the pressure gauge on the boiler. This is commonly found on the front of the boiler and has a small needle that indicates the current pressure level of your system. Most boilers should be operating at a level of around 1.4 bar.

There are several things that you can do to help overcome the problem of a leaking boiler caused by high pressure. The first thing you can do is to bleed your radiators to relieve the pressure. However, you should ensure that the boiler filling loop has been firmly closed before you undertake this task. This can be checked by ensuring that black taps are perpendicular to the pipe. If they are facing the same directions then the filling loop will be open.

Leaking Heating Pump

This is not a hugely common issue but it can prove to be a difficult problem to detect if you are not familiar with the way in which boilers operate. If you have an old boiler system then the seal around the heating pump can become damaged due to elements moving around the system. It could also be caused by high pressure as this will place strain on the seals located around the heating pump. Therefore, if the problem is not fixed then the leak will continue to occur.

This is a job that needs to be rectified by a professional as it will require a Gas Safe Engineer to undertake the job, so doing it yourself is not an option. There’s a risk you could cause further damage to the boiler and components but there is an increased risk of invalidating your warranty causing further problems.

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Loose Joints On Pipework

This is another problem to identify as it often doesn’t take too much time or effort to find. Just like all other appliances around the home, your boiler is susceptible to wear and tear and over time, this can cause damage. As hot water and cold water passes through the system, the pipework is constantly expanding and contracting. However, corrosion could also cause leaking pipework as well as poor installation, however, the joints in your pipework can show the earlier signs that your boiler is leaking water, so it is worth ensuring that you keep an eye out for leaks.

If you have leaking joints, then this is not something that you are going to be able to rectify yourself and so, you will need a professional on-site to fix the issue. So, make sure you use a reputable installer to ensure that they carry out the repair efficiently and correctly.

Poor Installation

While most of the problems discussed are based on faulty components or faulty pipework and even high pressure but often, these problems are caused because of a lack of quality in the way in which the installation has been carried out.

When the time comes for you to replace your boiler, it’s vital that you use a service that is well-regarded and recognised than those that offer a cheap service because you will get what you pay for. So, it is worth paying more when it comes to installation as this is more likely to ensure you benefit from a better level of service and quality.

Can I Use My Leaking Boiler?

While this might seem obvious to some, you have to stop using your boiler if you spot a leak as this can cause more problems and make the leak worse. If you spot a leak, make sure you isolate your boiler by turning it off and ensure the water supply is cut off too. Once you have done all of this, you will then be in a position to speak with your professional to seek out advice and guidance.

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I was really concerned about getting a new boiler by a company I found on the internet. We need not have worried in fact quite the opposite. Excellent communication, great price, lovely office staff, fantastic installation team. No mess, no bother I just wish that we had done it years ago. They moved the boiler out of the kitchen into the airing cupboard, silent boiler fabulous shower pressure no tanks in the loft. They stayed until about 9 pm to finish the job that day. We can't thank you enough.

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My experience with Prime Time Boilers has been truly excellent all the way. My old boiler was deemed dangerous to use at this year check-up; I called Prime Time Boiler, a very experienced engineer came to visit us and gave us advice on which boiler to buy according to our type of house and family needs; very soon after we had a brand new boiler and cylinder tank replaced by two professional and polite workers. We have also set up a yearly boiler protection plan. All was at convenient prices compared to what other companies were offering. Thank you.

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Excellent job done by Ray, Jack and Mitch to install my new Worcester Bosch Combi Boiler. The job was a conversion from a conventional system and involved moving the boiler from downstairs to the upstairs airing cupboard and taking the flue up through the roof. Routing the condense pipe to avoid the possibility of freezing in winter was also a complicated job but well done. New gas lines were installed and all the old iron gas pipes were disconnected and made safe. All the work was performed in a highly professional manner and I am very satisfied with the new boiler.

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Great service all round, had a friendly site visit to assess the issue of having to install a new boiler and flu which was tricky to due to flat above. They were knowledgeable and competitive and the payment plan was perfect for our needs. The actual installation was very quick the engineer was very professional and tidy so happy days. We hope to get another job sorted with them soon for a different property.

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Magnetic Filter 
We install a Magnetic Filter with every new boiler. Protecting your boiler from any sludge or debris and keeping the insides of your boiler like new for years to come.

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If you new boiler is connected to the main water supply we will install a Limescale Filter to protect your new boiler from any limescale in the water.

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Every single installation is carried out by Prime Time Engineers who are experienced, gas safe qualified, professional, tidy and friendly.

Chemical Flush
We will perform a Chemical Flush on your central heating system to rid it of any sludge and debris, prolonging the life of your new boiler and helping it to run more efficiently.

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We offer a FREE Tado Smart Thermostat with every combi boiler we install, bringing your central heating system up to date and turning it into a “smart” central heating system, giving you unparalleled levels of control and home comfort while saving you money on your gas bill.

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WHAT WE OFFER

Here at Prime Time Boilers we are boiler installation specialists. We supply and install Premium A Rated Boilers 24/7 365 days a year, whether you need a Combination Boiler, a Conventional/ Regular Boiler or you want to remove your cylinder and upgrade your current heating system to a combination system we are here to help. We even supply and install radiators too!

Every single installation is carried out by Prime Time Engineers who are Gas Safe registered, fully qualified, experienced, tidy, friendly and professional. We work hard to maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction which can be seen from the wonderful reviews customers leave us. We are able to offer you a seamless and hassle free experience from start to finish with flexible 0% APR payment options and warranties of up to 12 years.

If your boiler is broken and its an emergency we can even offer you Installation slots within 48 hours of your enquiry.

All you have to do is enter some property information and details into our calculator and you will be taken to your instant quotation. For your convenience, one of our experts will also email you a copy of your quotation within a couple of minutes so please remember to check your inbox!

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With our choice of flexible payment options you can have an A Rated Energy Efficient Boiler installed from as little as £9.99 a month†, we also offer an Interest Free Option and a Buy Now Pay Later option meaning you can have your boiler replaced today and pay for it in a years time!

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Our Boilers come with a 12 year Parts and Labour Warranty direct from the Manufacturer! Meaning you can rest assured that your new Boiler is in safe hands, if you have any problems we are here to help and will be for the lifetime of your boiler.

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Turn your home into a SMART home, our tado° SMART Thermostat learns your family’s heating patterns and adjusts the heating to suit you. Giving you even more savings off your energy bills!

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Book a FREE assessment today and one of our friendly and experienced surveyors will come and visit you at your home at a time that is convenient to you.

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A new Energy Efficient A Rated Boiler could save you a massive amount off your gas bill compared to an old boiler, combine that with our energy saving smart thermostats and you could be looking at a big decrease in your monthly bills.

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We offer a FREE Tado Smart Thermostat with every combi boiler we install, bringing your central heating system up to date and turning it into a "smart" central heating system, giving you unparalleled levels of control and home comfort while saving you money on your gas bill.

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We will perform a Chemical Flush on your central heating system to rid it of any sludge and debris, prolonging the life of your new boiler and helping it to run more efficiently.

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12 Year Parts and Labour Warranty with a 24 Hour Response Time and an optional Annual Boiler Service Plan.

To carry out our work we only use experienced and vetted Gas Safe registered engineers to ensure all our work is carried out to the highest possible standard, meaning that the engineer that carries out your installation will be an experienced tradesmen and will be able to carry out an excellent job from start to finish. He will also help with any questions you may have on the day.

Our Gas Safe registered engineers have carried out thousands of boiler installations between them and have a wealth of knowledge suitable for any heating system. Our whole team has the benefit of being able to tap into this wealth of knowledge which can help us provide a better overall service to our customers.

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