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Common Home Boiler Problems

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Common Home Boiler Problems 2021

As a Twin City homeowner, you know how the weather can turn on a dime. The best way for homeowners to prepare for below-freezing temperatures is to stay on top of their routine maintenance. A professional boiler maintenance program is designed to spot potential boiler problems, ensure safety, and improve heating efficiency. Unfortunately, even well-maintained boilers can cause problems from time to time. When your facing boiler problems, you should call a boiler repair service in Saint Paul. Our trusted and certified-trained technicians are happy to help. Below, we explore common home boiler problems many homeowners face.

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Boiler Diagnosis

Boiler diagnoses vary with the type of appliance, age, and usage, but there are a few repairs that consistently crop up over the life of Minnesota boiler systems. Before winter gets the best of you, keep these prospective boiler repairs on your radar—and keep McQuillan Bros on your speed dial.

3 Symptoms of Boiler Trouble

Boiler Leaks 

One of the most common issues for steam and hot water boiler owners is leaking. Leaks generally spring from a few different places: broken seals or valves, poorly soldered fittings, or corroded tanks. Remedies may include resealing the boiler pump, replacing a valve, removing tank debris, or replacing the entire unit.

Boiler’s Lime Scale

 Mineral buildup restricts water flow, causes boiler pressure valves to malfunction, decreases efficiency, and leads to “kettling.” (As lime deposits restrict water flow, your boiler may sound like a kettle rattling on the stove.) In some cases, limescale inflicts severe damage on your boiler’s interior, so routine flushing and descaling are essential. You may also need to install a water treatment system to protect the integrity of your boiler for seasons to come.

Boiler Has a Cold Radiator

Our friends at Gilmore Heating, Air, and Plumbing, an HVAC company in Placerville, agree that even when your boiler is heating water properly, trapped air, a faulty pump, or a bad thermostat may cause radiators to malfunctioning. If your radiator isn’t heating, don’t troubleshoot the problem on your own. Call a professional trained in the safe handling of steam and hot water boiler repair in Ramsey County. DIY boiler repairs could lead to scalding, gas exposure, or water damage.

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McQuillan Bros Home Care Club: Your Answer to 2021 Comfort

While the forecast may keep you guessing, your home climate shouldn’t. At McQuillan Brothers, we keep boilers and heating systems running safely and efficiently, all winter long—so you can weather whatever Minnesota throws at you.

Did you know we offer an affordable Home Care Club that pays for itself in one or two visits? As a club member, you’ll sit back and leave the scheduling to us. We’ll remind you when it’s time for your annual heating visit and prioritize your schedule so you won’t be left waiting. To join the Home Care Club in Washington, Hennepin, or Ramsey counties, call 651.243.4002 today. To request boiler repair service in Saint Paul, contact us, and a member of our family-owned company will reach out to schedule an appointment.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in January 2018 and has been completely revamped and updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 

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