If you find a leak, you’ll probably need to contact a gas safe registered engineer (lucky for you we have many available here at PlumbProud)
Here are the main reasons for a boiler leak:
- Pressure relief valve – if your boiler pressure is too high, the pressure valve will pass water as a safety precaution.Temperature pressure relief valve – some boilers/systems have this type of valve. It works in a similar way to a pressure relief valve. If the temperature is too high or there’s a fault with the temperature valve it will pass water.
- Corrosion – your boiler tank and pipes can corrode over time. Single parts can be replaced, but if the damage is widespread you may need to install a new boiler or have your pipework upgraded.
- Badly installed pipework – if you’ve had a new boiler fitted, a leaking pipe could be a sign it isn’t installed properly. Get in touch with your a PlumbProud boiler fitter to investigate.
- Leaking pump – a leaking boiler pump may need to be replaced or resealed.