Radiators are an important part of any household, especially during the winter. So having one that doesn’t work is a problem that has to be fixed quickly, professionally, and affordably. Here at L Murphy Plumbing, we believe in high quality work at a reasonable price.
Sometimes you may find your existing radiators are insufficient and that’s fine, at L Murphy Plumbing our Plumbers are more than capable of installing new radiators to your system, just be aware that the more that there is between a radiator and the boiler, the longer it will take the heat up.
For some repair tasks you may have to bleed the radiator. This is normally a job you have to do to maintain your radiators and not something you have to do before making a repair.
You should bleed your radiator if you notice that they are not heating up evenly, or as much as they used to. This is caused by air or gas trapped in the radiator, which is expelled when bleeding.
To bleed a radiator, you need to first identify the boiler in need of bleeding. Do this by turning all the radiators in your house on, and then checking them for cold spots, or a lower temperature than normal.
Next, turn the central heating off, and letting the radiators cool off enough to handle safely. Then find the escape valve, and use either a radiator key, or a flat-head screwdriver to open it.
If there is trapped air or gas inside the radiator, then it will hiss when the valve is opened. Allow all trapped air or gas to leave the radiator, and using a towel, stop the water that follows from leaking too heavily. Then shut the valve again securely.