Unless you’ve owned a home with a boiler before or have some HVAC experience, not knowing much about your boiler is quite common among homeowners. However, there are a few things you should know before calling for Emergency Residential Boiler Repair services from a Toronto professional.
Things To Check Before You Call Someone For Emergency Residential Boiler Repair
First things first, when you have no heat coming from your radiators, it’s important to determine whether or not this is a radiator issue or a boiler malfunction. We never recommend handling boiler repairs issues on your own, unless you have HVAC knowledge. It might seem like a good idea at first, but tinkering with a complex system designed to heat your home could leave you doing more harm than good. Worst of all, if you make the problem worse, it could cost even more to get your heat going again when a professional eventually does take a look.
If you’re not getting heat in a particular area of the house because of a radiator, there are a couple things you can do before calling for help. If you notice that a radiator is only warm at the bottom and not the top, there might be a build-up of air within it. You see, boilers heat water, and hot water can produce steam. Since the radiator is a contained system, that steam might build-up and you will need to release it manually. There is a radiator valve that you can turn to release the pressure. This process is known as bleeding your radiator.
Another common problem you can tackle yourself before calling for emergency residential boiler repair is flushing out your radiator. If your radiator is warm on the top but not the bottom, you may have some sludge blocking the proper flow of water. This too builds up over time occasionally and flushing out your system can be a quick fix. You’ll want to make sure you shut off the flow of water to your radiator before attempting to remove it. Once removed, you can simply flush it out with a hose in your yard and that should help remove the sludge built up in your radiator.
While there are plenty of DIY videos on YouTube or online to demonstrate this, if you aren’t the handyman type, you can absolutely call in someone to help you with this. It can be done on your own, but you know what your skill level is and how comfortable you are with projects like this.
Novel Care Has Technicians Ready To Help With Emergency Residential Boiler Repair 24/7
Prefer to leave the repairs to the professionals? No problem, just give us a call at 647-547-6078 to get in touch with our team of dedicated technicians. Rest assured, we’ve been answering the call for Emergency residential boiler repairs for more than 30 years now, so there’s nothing we haven’t seen before. Whether it’s just regular maintenance or emergency residential boiler repair, let Novel Care be there to help you through. We’re available 24/7 in the event of an emergency, so don’t be shy about giving us a call. We’d be more than happy to help.