If you have a problem with your radiant heating system at the end of winter, there may be some plumbing work that needs to be done. Some of the heating system issues may also affect other plumbing installations in your home, and repairs will be needed this spring. The following residential plumbing guide will help you deal with some of the issues that may need to be repaired this spring.
Failing Water Pumps
The heating and plumbing in your home may use multiple water pumps. These pumps are used to circulate fluids through radiators for heating and pressure the hot water lines in your home. Therefore, there may be some issues with the pumps that need to be repaired, including:
- Mineral buildup freezing pumps
- Damage to the pump turbines
- Problems with motor and electrical wiring
The pumps can fail and cause issues with the water pressure in household plumbing. Therefore, you are going to want to have these issues repaired when doing other work to the radiant heating system.
Leaking Pipes and Connections
There is also plumbing connected to the heating in your home that can leak and cause a lot of problems. These leaks can cause serious damage and problems that go unnoticed during the winter months. The issues with the heating system leaking may include:
- Valve connections leaking at radiators
- Pipes becoming damaged and leaking
- Leaks developing at the boiler and water pumps
When there are leaks connected to the heating in your home, they need to be repaired quickly. If the system is a closed-loop system, it may have antifreeze in it. Therefore, you need to make sure to clean up this contamination and call for help with repairs.
Problems with Boilers
The boiler is used to provide hot water to the plumbing in your home, as well as for heating. Therefore, problems with the boiler can also cause issues with your home not having hot water. Some of the components of the boiler that may need to be repaired this spring include:
- Bad control panels
- Failing burner units
- Damaged boiler tubing
Issues with the boiler should be repaired now. This will ensure you have hot water and your heating is working when you need it. Repairing your boiler now will ensure you have hot water even when you are not using the heating.
The issues with the plumbing are going to need to be repaired before turning the heating off. Contact a residential plumbing service for help with these repairs.