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How to fix a leaking boiler pipe?


A leaking boiler pipe is never something you want to find in your home. Not only can it cause a mess, but it’s often a sign that something is seriously wrong with your boiler. Left unchecked, it could even be dangerous. Boiler pipe leaks are most common in the winter when icy weather freezes water in pipes causing them to burst. Once you notice a problem, there are a few things you should do immediately. So, if you want to fix a leaking boiler pipe in London, then you’re on the right page. If you reside in North London and are in search of a new boiler, you may visit our boiler installation North London service page to explore the services of our boiler engineers.

Firstly, you should turn off the water supply. This will prevent the leak from getting worse and creating even more of a mess in your home. You can do this by turning off the internal stop tap, usually located under a sink or in a bathroom. Next, you should switch off both the hot water and heating on your boiler as the system will need to be off in order to be repaired. When the boiler is off, you can drain the system. This is done by simply running your taps until no more water comes out. With the leak stopped you can now safely clean up, knowing that there won’t be a mess. 

After all that has been done, it’s time to wait for a boiler technician to come to assess the cause of the damage and ultimately fix it for you. It’s also worth checking your home insurance policy as water damage caused by broken pipes may be covered under your plan. In essence, to fix a leaking boiler pipe, you still need expert help. For other specific leakage issues, check out our blog on fixing a leaking boiler pressure relief valve. Also, when the need arises, it is important to consider going for an emergency boiler repairs London.

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We believe that your safety and the safety of your home is of utmost importance during a boiler service or any other gas appliance-related work. Our customer-first approach is what has allowed us to build up a stellar reputation over the last decade. The only way to ensure that your boiler or appliance is functioning efficiently and safely is with regular maintenance and professional servicing, which are usually carried out annually. There are a number of reasons to get a yearly service.



When talking about a leaking boiler pipe there are a number of factors that come into play. Of course, you cannot remove the boiler’s case yourself. So, if you see some dripping coming from underneath or inside of your boiler, then your best bet is to call an engineer. An engineer will then assess the damage and repair it. That said, there are some things you can do in the meantime. At Boiler Solutions, we are also all about sharing knowledge on other related services such as plumbing. So, to find out more about the kind of services available in London, have a look at the Twickenham Plumber site. 

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What do I do if my boiler is leaking gas?

The above information relates to water leaks. If you think that your boiler is leaking gas, it is important that you immediately open all doors and windows in your home and put out any flames such as candles and cigarettes. Once you have done this, call the Gas Emergency Services line for free on 0800 111 999.

A gas leak can be very dangerous and should be inspected by a Gas Safe engineer as soon as possible. If you start to feel unwell with symptoms such as headache, dizziness and tiredness, then get some fresh air and seek immediate medical advice. Here are some Gas Safety Tips to keep you informed.

If you want to know more about the cost it takes to fix a boiler leak, then read all about it on our blog.