Are you searching for a top provider of heating services in London to fix or replace cold radiators? If you are you should contact CW Services Plumbing and Heating, the South London experts in central heating.
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If you are experiencing problems with an existing central heating system, just because your radiators are not heating up properly doesn’t mean that they need replacing. The problem could be with the hot water boiler, or with a blockage in the piping. Very often, all that is needed is to bleed the radiators themselves.
Bleeding your radiators
Bleeding radiators is something that almost anyone can do. It’s a very simple procedure that doesn’t require any specialist knowledge. Radiators need bleeding when sections of them don’t warm up when the heating system is switched on. The tell-tale sign is when the bottom of the radiator is hot, but the top is cold.
This is an indication that the air is trapped at the top of the radiator, preventing the hot water from reaching it. It needs to be bled. For easy to follow instructions on how to bleed your radiators yourself, please click here.
Tips to help you decide to fix or replace cold radiators
If all of your radiators are cold when the heating has been switched on, the problem is likely to be with your hot water boiler, or in the pipework of your central heating system. This is when you might need call in a good provider of heating services in London.
Sludge in one of your radiators
If the top of a radiator is hot, but the bottom is cold (the reverse symptoms of an air block that needs bleeding) it probably means that you have a thick layer of sludge at the bottom of the radiator.
This is a more sizeable problem because in order to remove the sludge, it is necessary to disconnect the radiator, remove it from the wall and flush it through. It’s not the sort of thing we recommend you do yourself, unless you have plumbing knowledge or you are a competent DIYer. In this situation we normally recommend that you call in a top provider of heating services in London like us here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating.
When a radiator is entirely cold
To help you to determine whether to fix or replace cold radiators in your house when an entire radiator is stone cold, you need to check the thermostat radiator valve. To do this you’ll have to take the top of the thermostat off and check to see if the pin that is revealed is free moving. It should be capable of moving up and down. If it isn’t, give it a gentle tap to free it. This could solve the problem.
Calling in a provider of heating services in London to decide to fix or replace cold radiators
Beyond these simple checks you may be able to carry out yourself, it is safer to call in a provider of heating services in London like CW Services Heating and Plumbing to help you to decide to fix or replace cold radiators.
We can check your entire central heating system through to identify where the problem lies. It could be with your hot water boiler, water pump, or a blockage somewhere in the plumbing. You can contact us on one of the two following numbers – 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184.