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If you live in Boise or any of the surrounding areas, chances are you rely on a boiler in order to keep your showers warm when you need them the most. The boiler is not something that many people pay attention to unless there is a problem with it. Wickstrom plumbing spends a lot of time repairing boilers, and have been keeping your neighbors with warm water for over 20 years. People also ask us a lot of questions about their boiler.
Below are some questions that our clients ask us on a regular basis.Learn More
What Causes Boiler Problems?
There are a variety of things that can cause boiler problems. If there is no hot water or heat coming from the boiler, then it is likely a problem with the thermostat. Other causes of this could be low water pressure, motorized valve failure or a broken diaphragm. If you are having problems with your thermostat, then it may be time for you to scrap it and get a new, more energy efficient one.
If your boiler is making strange noises, then low water pressure may be the culprit. Keep in mind that a water leak could cause the low water pressure, and it could also be a sign that your pressure relief valve is in need of replacement.
A boiler that switches on and off is another common problem. This could be caused by low water pressure, a lack of water or a problem with the thermostat.
How Often Should You Maintain Your Boiler?
One of the keys to keeping your boiler working properly is to maintain it regularly. Typically, our clients have us inspect their boilers at least once a year. Regular inspections will help prolong the life of your boiler, while failure to get regular maintenance can warrant the need for expensive repairs later on down the road. Our professionals are trained in how to properly service a boiler, and it can be dangerous for you to try to make repairs yourself.
During an inspection, we will check the safety controls and make sure that everything is working properly. A variety of components and operational systems will be checked also. If there is a problem, then we will rectify it. Keep in mind that a small problem can very easily become a major one if it is not fixed within a reasonable amount of time.Schedule a Service
How Long do Boilers Last?
The amount of time that a boiler lasts can vary greatly. Some boilers last less than 10 years while others can last over 25 years. Newer boilers are designed to be more efficient and to last longer than the older generations of boilers.
The best way to make sure your boiler lasts as long as it possibly can is to get maintenance for it on a regular basis. Our techs all have experience in maintaining boilers and can inspect yours if you feel it isn’t working at prime capacity.