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About Jim Locksley

One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Why A Boiler Might Make Gurgling Sounds

by Mike Brewer

Have you noticed that your boiler has been making a lot of gurgling sounds lately? There are a few things that can lead to a boiler becoming noisy, so you will need to get the problem assessed by a professional contractor to find out if repairs can be made. Take a look at this article for deeper insight on what might be wrong with your boiler that is causing the gurgling noises.

Air in the System

When air becomes trapped in a boiler system, it can lead to it making a lot of loud sounds. There are a few parts air can get trapped inside of, including the radiators and pipes that distribute heat. Air can also get trapped inside of the baseboards and convectors of a boiler system. Unless your boiler has simply become old and damaged, you should be able to get the problem with noise repaired by a professional. He or she will bleed the air out of the system.

Limescale on the Heat Exchanger

There is a heat exchanger connected to a boiler that is used for heating up water. If you have hard water in your house, it can cause limescale to accumulate on the heat exchanger, which is called kettling. The cause of the noise is due to kettling creating a blockage in the flow of water. As the water tries to push through the boiler system, it leads to a lot of gurgling or whistling sounds, and you might even hear noises that sound as though something is banging. A contractor will be able to get rid of the accumulation of limescale by cleaning the heat exchanger, but you might want to invest in a water softening system to prevent the problem from occurring again.

Water Leaks Outs

A boiler can make gurgling noises when there is a leak somewhere in the system. For instance, if the tank is cracked, water can leak out and allow air inside that creates gurgling sounds. Cracks are a serious problem and will usually occur when a boiler has become old from normal wear and tear. It is in your best interest to get a cracked boiler replaced. You might want to get in touch with a professional contractor as soon as possible to find out if your boiler should be replaced, or if a repair is all that is needed to get rid of the gurgling sounds. Contact a company like Robinson Heating & Cooling Inc for more info.