The Signs Of Radiator Problems
- Posted by:
- radiator, problem signs, radiator fix, radiator signs
- Posted date:
Signs That Your Home Radiator needs Fixing
What are the signs of radiator problems? Find out more about what to look out for to keep your central heating and radiators working efficiently.
The most common symptoms of a radiator having issues include overheating, leaking, and a lack of heating properly. As there are many different types of radiators with different internal systems, it is hard to say what specifically will be the root of the issue for you.
Overheating can usually be fixed before irreversible harm is done to the unit, so as long as the issue is dealt with swiftly, then you will not need to replace the system.
Common Problems With Radiators Not Working Properly
My radiator is cold at the bottom but hot at the top
This may be the result of sludge or rust blocking up your radiators or your pipes.
This can be a difficult issue for a non-professional to fix, so we would recommend hiring a Gas-Safe engineer to take a look at your radiator for you.
My radiator is cold at the top but hot at the bottom
If the radiators around your home are not warming up at the top of the unit, then you most likely will have air trapped inside.
You can let the air out of the radiators by bleeding them with a radiator key. These keys can be bought from any DIY store.
My radiator is not getting hot
If your heating is on and other radiators within your home are working fine, then you may have frozen or stuck valves. This will completely stop water from getting into the radiator.
Alternatively, as with many radiator issues, sludge or rust may be to blame. There might be a bigger issue relating to your boiler. We would recommend asking a Gas-Safe engineer to take a look for you.
My radiator is making strange or loud noises
A noisy radiator will usually not amount to much. If you hear clicking sounds or ticking sounds, it is most likely just the radiator's metal contracting or expanding as it cools down or warms up.
The same goes for noises underneath your floor; it is most likely just to be the pipes expanding or contracting.Show More
How to maintain the radiators in your home
Making sure that your heating systems are working efficiently is an absolute must. This is not only for your comfort at home but also for your bank balance. During the colder winter months, then you need your whole property to warm up quickly and stay consistently at that heat.
Being able to fix any small issues that you encounter will help you to keep your home nice and warm without the need to be regularly calling out an engineer to help you fix issues. You will need a qualified professional to help you install a central heating system, but maintaining them is not incredibly difficult. It may take a little time to learn some new skills, but you do not need hours and hours of training.
Most tasks take only minutes to complete, and they will leave you with a more efficient central heating system. Learning these skills will mean that you will only need to call in the expert professionals when something cannot be easily fixed. This could be something like a full system power flushing to remove a buildup of debris, sludge, or rust that creates a blockage. This is the kind of work that can only be done by a trained expert.
Do you require radiator and heating servicing? We offer services to both domestic and commercial customers Uppingham, Oakham, Stamford and Rutland. Our charges are highly competitive and realistic. If you are experiencing problems with your central heating - Please contact us.