When the chill of winter settles in, your boiler becomes one of your most valued appliances, providing warmth and comfort throughout your home. Unfortunately, even the most reliable boilers can experience hiccups, potentially leaving you in the cold.
At Vito Services, we understand the importance of a properly functioning boiler, and we’re here to ensure broken boilers get back on track as quickly as possible.
If you’re having trouble with your boiler or it’s not working the way you think it should, call us today. We will be there soon to make sure you and your family can stay warm this winter.
This is one of the most common boiler issues. If your boiler isn’t producing heat or hot water, it could be due to a malfunctioning thermostat, low water levels, a faulty pilot light or a malfunctioning diaphragm valve. To troubleshoot, check the thermostat settings, ensure the water pressure is adequate and attempt to reignite the pilot light. If the problem persists, contact Vito Services for help.
If your boilers is making an unusual noise like banging, whistling or gurgling, there’s likely something malfunctioning within the system. These sounds are often caused by air in the system, low water pressure or a buildup of sediment. Bleeding the radiators and maintaining proper water pressure can often resolve these issues. But if the noise persists, there might be a more significant problem that requires professional attention.
Leaking boilers can lead to water damage and decreased efficiency. Leaks are commonly caused by issues such as a faulty pressure valve, corrosion or loose connections. Identifying the source of the leak and repairing or replacing the affected components usually requires the intervention of a skilled boiler technician.
A pilot light that won’t stay lit can prevent your boiler from functioning. This could be due to a thermocouple issue, a clogged pilot orifice or a draft affecting the flame. Carefully reigniting the pilot light according to the manufacturer’s instructions might resolve the problem. If it continues to go out, a professional should inspect the system.
If your boiler repeatedly turns off by itself, it could be due to low water pressure, a faulty thermostat, or a blocked condensate pipe. Check the water pressure gauge and the thermostat settings. If the issue persists, professional assistance is recommended.
If your energy bills have spiked without an apparent reason, your boiler might be operating inefficiently. This could be caused by a variety of potential boiler problems, from mineral buildup to malfunctioning components. Regular maintenance and professional inspections can help optimize your boiler’s efficiency.
During Rockville’s colder months, the condensate pipe leading from your boiler to the outside can freeze, causing a blockage. Thawing the pipe using warm water or towels can alleviate this issue. Installing insulation around the pipe can help prevent future freezing.
While troubleshooting might help with common boiler issues, keep in mind that boilers are complex systems. DIY repair attempts can sometimes lead to more problems.
If you encounter persistent or serious boiler problems, it’s best to consult a professional boiler technician who can diagnose and address the issue safely and effectively.
At Vito Services, you have access to professional, reliable and hassle-free boiler services in the Rockville area.
We’ll pick up the phone quickly when you call, get your appointment scheduled as soon as possible and arrive at your house on time. Once there, we’ll listen to your concerns, figure out the issue and get straight to work. Before long, our licensed and highly trained technicians will have your boiler working again.
To schedule service, call Vito Services at 800-438-8486 or book an appointment online.