Common Radiator Issues and How To Fix Them

Common Radiator Issues and How To Fix Them

Radiators are the means of distributing heat throughout your home from your boiler. First invented in 1834, radiators play a vital role within your central heating system and should be looked after properly to ensure that your home is heated efficiently. When winter strikes, it’s particularly important to have a radiator that works effectively. Here are some common issues to keep an eye out for and how you can fix them easily.

What To Do If Your Radiator is Leaking

Radiator leaks are a relatively common problem but can cause significant issues for your home if not treated. The common causes of a leaking radiator are leaking valves or corrosion within the system. If you notice a leak you should immediately turn off the valves, and get a bucket and some towels to collect the leaking water. Following this, call a qualified engineer to help you permanently fix the problem.

Strange Noises

Sometimes you might hear strange and loud noises coming from your radiator; if it’s a simple clicking sound then it’s not anything to worry about. However, if you hear loud banging or clanking coming from your radiator it may be because there is too much air in the system. You can fix this by ‘bleeding’ your radiator.

Radiator Cold At The Top

If your radiator doesn’t seem to be heating up at the top but is hot at the bottom, you may have some trapped air inside the system. Bleeding the radiator should fix this issue. However, if it doesn’t, you should consult a professional.

West London Gas: Heating and Plumbing Specialists in West London

Here at West London Gas, we have an experienced team of professional and highly-trained heating engineers who are on hand to help you with any of your heating or plumbing needs across West London. Do you need a new boiler installed or an old one serviced?  If so, look no further than West London Gas.

To find out more, please feel free to contact us today. You can find us at West London Gas Ltd, Boundary House, Boston Rd, London, W7 2QE, call us on 02084 343 644 or email us at admin@westlondongas.com.

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