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It's Not Boiling Over: Signs You Need Residential Boiler Repair

If you have a need for residential boiler repair, it's not always easy to tell if you need services. First of all, not many homes have a boiler in the first place, so it can be hard to be experienced in when a boiler actually needs repair. You may have not even encountered a boiler before the home you're currently in.

Luckily, there are boiler repair specialists out there who can help you get the most out of your residential boiler repair needs. You can utilize their services to not only repair your boiler's existing issues but keep the unit working well for years to come.

Here are signs you need residential boiler repair.

Your boiler stinks

Those odd smells coming from your boiler aren't your imagination, they may actually be a sign of boiler failure. In addition to the obvious — your rooms not heating up as rapidly as they should, if at all — your boiler may emit a strange odor that has you concerned.

A rotten egg or sulfur smell means you may be leaking gas, so get out of the room immediately and call for residential boiler repair. A burning plastic or electrical odor isn't good either and can mean a fire is on the way, or at least some serious electrical problems. Your boiler repair specialist will diagnose and repair what is wrong with your boiler, or recommend a replacement.

Your boiler leaks water

Your boiler should be sealed. If it's leaking anywhere at all, get residential boiler repair as soon as you can. It's a sign your boiler may be breaking and is at the very least compromised in its construction. If you keep using a leaking boiler, it can lose pressure and start to rust, and the unit may show other signs of failure.

Try to identify where the leaks are coming from by marking the wet areas with a marker or crayon, and call your residential boiler repair specialist. They may run tests and diagnostics on your boiler to see where they can find the water leaks, and then make the repairs. There may be several causes of your boiler leaks, so be prepared for more than one repair.

You'll get a quote for repair services before your boiler repair specialist begins working on your unit. You'll also get to explore what is wrong with your unit before you agree to repairs since sometimes boiler repair is more costly than just buying a new unit.