29Jan/19

Three common radiator issues and how to troubleshoot them

Radiators are notoriously difficult to deal with for beginners, however, once you know some basic maintenance techniques they are surprisingly easy to handle. Read on for three common problems you could encounter with your radiators and how to correct them.

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Radiators are often in constant use over the coldest winter months so it is important to ensure they are in good working order before the cold weather kicks in. The most common problems are: leaking valves, hot and cold patches and radiators not heating up.

Leaking valves

Water leaking out of the radiator is a common issue, whether you have column radiators, horizontal radiators or another type. This can be due to radiator nuts being too loose, which means you have to tighten them with a spanner.

If they still leak after tightening then you might need to replace them. Thermostatic valves are a great idea because they …