A leaking boiler is a fairly common problem, but it should always be fixed quickly and before the problem gets worse.
Leaking central heating boilers are a fairly common problem, but if identified early, can usually be fixed easily before any lasting damage occurs.
When leaks can occur
- Failed seals or joints
- Cracked or split water carrying parts within the boiler
What to look for
- Drips or damp patches below the boiler
- Signs of surface corrosion on the boiler casing and pipe work
- Lower water pressure (on those boilers with a pressure gauge)
What to do
- Contain the leak, if possible, using a suitable container to minimise damage.
- If possible, isolate the water supply to the boiler.
- If the water leak is uncontainable, it may be necessary to turn off the mains cold water stop tap and the electric supply to your boiler.
- Call a reputable Gas Safe registered gas engineer to inspect and repair the boiler.