If you find water at the base of your radiator DO NOT IGNORE IT. You can deal with a leak simply, safely and cheaply if you follow these guidelines:
If your leak comes from a hole in the radiator itself, then you will need a new one. Isolating the radiator by closing the supply and lockshield valve will prevent leakage until it can be replaced.
Remember, plumbing faults can be damaging and expensive. If you’re not confident about making a repair yourself, leave it to the professionals.
A noisy radiator is usually caused by air trapped inside the system. Inefficient radiators can waste both energy and money but this can be solved quickly and simply by bleeding your radiators.
Bleeding a radiator simply means getting the air out of it and it’s really straightforward. Here’s how you do it:
If you’re in any doubt, a professional plumber can perform this task for you, but in most cases, these simple guidelines should be all you need.
Sometimes a radiator isn’t noisy or leaky, it’s just cold. If that’s the case, ask yourself the following:
If you have any further questions regarding difficulty with radiators, or you need help finding a plumbing and heating professional, our team will be happy to help out.