Imagine that you have just arrived home after a long day in the office, and the spring thaw has finally arrived but the air still has a bit of a nip to it. As you open the door to your home expecting a nice whoosh of heat the first thing you notice is that it is ice cold. Not the warm welcome you were expecting! With a feeling of dread, you realize that your radiator has decided to stop working. To make matters worse your new in-laws are expected to arrive the next day, and they will definitely not want to stay in a freezing house. It’s time to search for “radiator repair near me” and find a professional and gas-safety certified plumber in North London. Winchmore Hill Plumbing is the go-to plumber in the area, and is well-versed in radiator repair, but there are a few things you can do to assist in the process.
Reasons Your Radiator Is Not Working
A radiator can go kerplunk at any time, and most often the reason it is not heating up is because air has become trapped inside it. This causes the bottom to heat up, while the top remains cold. You can put your hand near the radiator to assess this. This is an easy problem to fix as all you need to do is release the air from your radiator.
It could also be possible that your radiator has an excess of mineral build-up in it. This requires power flushing of the system which you will not want to undertake yourself. If this is the case then it is time to call in a professional to take a look at your radiator and your boiler heating system to see if there is a larger problem yet undetected. At Winchmore Hill Plumbing, our plumbers and heating specialists pride themselves on providing exceptional service, day or night, and at no additional fees be it a weekday or weekend night. You need to keep your house nice and toasty, and that is what our specialists are here to do.
What to Tell Your Plumber
When you give Winchmore Hill Plumbing a call you will be able to help your heating specialist be prepared in a number of ways. Not every radiator is built the same, and every make and model has some different features. Older radiators sometimes need a little bit more TLC than their newer counterparts. So, when you are calling in for a plumber to come out and take a look it would be a big help if you provided the year, make, and model of your radiator system. If you know the last time it was serviced, that can be good information to share, too. This will help your heating specialist to quickly gauge what may be the issue, and make sure that they have all the tools necessary to get the job done in an efficient manner.
By the time Winchmore Hill Plumbing is finished fixing your radiator, your house will be nice and warm in no time at all. Just in time for your in-laws to arrive so, you can all have a nice visit together!