Richmond's Boiler Repair Experts
Since we opened our doors in 1969, Bradley Mechanical has specialized in repairing Richmond’s boilers. Over the last 50 years, our business has changed a lot – and so have boiler heating systems. But one thing’s remained constant: Our expertise. We’ve passed it from one generation to the next. We repair boilers of every size, type, make, or model. When your boiler fails, you can count on our expert repair to make you warm and cozy again in no time.
We Repair All Boilers
Every day, our highly-trained and certified technicians diagnose and repair all kinds of boiler heating systems: Hot water, steam, natural gas, heating oil, electric, residential, commercial, and more. We also service boilers in order to keep them running their best. Whether you live in Richmond, Glen Allen, Midlothian, Chesterfield, or nearby, our expert boiler repair and service team is always ready to help.
Hot Water (or Hydronic) Boilers
While furnaces carry heat in warm air, these boilers use distribute the heat in hot water. These systems pump hot water throughout the home, releasing heat through radiators. After releasing its heat, the water then returns to the boiler; once reheated, the water will again be pumped through the home to repeat the cycle.
Most hot water (hydronic) boiler systems use natural gas or heating oil for fuel. Although they’re durable and efficient, both gas and oil boilers have components that require routine service; these include the circulator, flow check valve, and pumping system. Each of these components need to work efficiently for the boiler to work well; each one will require service, repair, and replacement over the course of the boiler’s long lifespan.
These boilers function very much like hot water boilers. The key difference is that steam boilers have to bring water to a boiling temperature in order to work; hot water boilers don’t. As a result, steam boilers work harder, and are less energy-efficient than hot water systems. But steam boilers do have one advantage over the hot water version: They require fewer components to distribute their heat; this means fewer components will break down and require repair.
Signs Your Boiler Requires Repair
One of the main benefits of boiler heating systems is their silent operation; if you hear a bubbling or gurgling noise coming from the pipes, it’s a sign that your boiler is malfunctioning. Other common signs include radiators that stop producing heat, evidence of leaking, and a pilot light that just won’t stay on. If you see any of these signs, the earlier you schedule a boiler repair, the more trouble you’ll avoid.
When you need boiler repair, call Bradley Mechanical and “We’ll Get You Outta the Fix You’re In!” We’re proud to keep boiler heating systems running smoothly and efficiently in Richmond, Chesterfield, Glen Allen, Midlothian, and throughout Central Virginia.