If you have a boiler in your home, you might have to address issues with rust and the corrosion that can sometimes crop up. Rust can cause serious problems with your boiler, especially older boilers that have been around awhile. If left unchecked, the rust can create a breach in the boiler, resulting in leaks, loss of heating capacity and even more severe damages.
Rust starts with the water itself, which can contain hard minerals such as calcium and magnesium that lead to scaling. In addition, the metal of the boiler itself may be suspect to rusting, especially if it's an older model composed of a more rust-prone metal. Even boilers with access to filtered water run the risk of rusting when oxygen is introduced into the system. Any kind of rust will weaken the metal and eventually result in a breach. Furthermore, rust itself inhibits the transfer of heat to individual sections of the system. This can cause the main boiler to overheat, causing additional damage and even constituting a safety issue in the worst cases.
Regular maintenance by a heating professional should be able to find and repair any minor rust that develops on your system. However, if you notice that rust on your boiler, it is always better to call for repairs sooner rather than later.
A technician can drain your boiler and check for signs of rust and corrosion, then implement a repair program that fits the nature of the problem. For more information on rust and boiler heating repair, or for other issues concerning heating repair in Aurora, the experts at Lifeline Plumbing, Heating & Cooling are standing by to help. Give us a call today to make an appointment!