Electric boiler
09 Apr

What is wrong with my boiler?

As the cold winter weather begins to subside, be sure to have your boiler inspected for any repairs, which may need to be made to ensure it is running safely and efficiently.

Although boilers are not as common as they used to be, some homes in the U.S. rely on boilers to heat both their homes and waters.

If your home is heated by a boiler, it is important that you have it annually inspected so you are not scrambling when the weather changes next fall or when you need hot water.

How does a boiler work?

Unlike furnaces, which heat air to be distributed throughout your home, a boiler heats water. This water becomes steam and is then distributed throughout the home through baseboard radiators or coil radiators. 

Furthermore, some boilers will actually heat hot water to be used for showers, sinks, washers, dishwashers, etc.

Although less efficient, these systems still exist and Plumbers 911 can refer you to the right plumber to inspect and repair your boiler system.

Common problems associated with boilers:

If you are experiencing any of the following problems, it is imperative that you contact Plumbers 911 for expert emergency plumbing service.

  • No hot water
  • Frozen pipes
  • Inaccurate thermostat reading
  • Pilot flame will not ignite.
  • Breaker keeps tripping.

These are some of the most common problems associated with boilers. These problems should be addressed by a professional as soon as possible.

Whether you are having problems with your boiler and would like it to be repaired, or would like to switch to a forced air furnace, Plumbers 911 has you covered. Contact Plumbers 911 to be referred to an expert plumber in your area for emergency plumbing service.

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at: cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html
  • icon showing hand under faucet with large water droplets falling on hand Please wash your hands frequently. Washing with soap and water for twenty seconds is the preferred method, however when water is not available, please use an alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • icon of person covering mouth while coughing and a border separating from displeased person close by Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from another person.
  • For those of you with children that are looking for something fun to do, there are virtual field trips you can take with your kids that are fun and educational. Here is a link: https://artsandculture.google.com/partner

Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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