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Common Boiler Repairs You May Face This Season

With temperatures finally declining, it’s time to accept that the start of fall is upon us, and cooler weather is going to be the norm from now until the end of winter. That being said, you definitely want to schedule maintenance for your boiler system if you haven’t done so already.

Of course, even with the most diligent maintenance, a boiler cannot run 100% free from repairs throughout its entire lifespan. Your maintenance appointment may even be the time that our technicians notice repair needs and make you aware of them. Keep reading for some of the common boiler repairs homeowners throughout Utah face.

Circulator Pump Problems

The circulator pump is a mechanical component that handles moving hot water from the tank, sending it through the pipes to terminal points around your home. If this component breaks then it will need prompt repairs—sometimes even replacement—to restore the boiler’s operation.

Broken Expansion Tanks

Take a look at your boiler’s water tank. You’ll see a small cylindrical tank attached to a pressure gauge on top of it. This is the expansion tank, which maintains water pressure inside the boiler and helps prevent that pressure from spiking. However, the membrane in the expansion tank may break, which puts the tank in danger of high water pressure and subsequent problems.

Sediment Buildup

Sediment can begin to build up inside your boiler’s tank due to underground breaks in the piping. This build-up along the bottom of the tank can cause the boiler to overheat or even develop corrosion. This can be resolved by flushing the tank, a service that our technicians provide.


This is likely the most common problem you’d ever encounter with your boiler. Leaks from old pipes or poorly soldered connections are actually pretty common as far as service calls we receive. If this happens, it can cause significant water damage if not repaired right away. Our professionals can and will track where leaks are coming from and seal them as necessary.

Contact Design Comfort for your Millcreek, UT boiler repairs and learn why our customers keep saying, “I love my Design Comfort!”

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