Hassle-Free Boiler Repair and Replacement in Kitchener

When a boiler system is working efficiently, it can be a great way to warm your home in Kitchener.

When you need boiler service, boiler repair, boiler replacement or boiler installation, Hammond Plumbing & Heating has you covered. We also can service any brand of boiler.

We’ll deliver Expert service for your heating system that you won’t encounter anywhere else. Our specialists are NATE certified, meaning they are among the best in the industry. You can have confidence in their expertise to repair and install boilers.

At Hammond Plumbing & Heating, we believe in delivering outstanding repairs that we back with our one-year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*

Common Boiler Problems

Here are some regular problems you might run into with hot water and steam boilers. While you may be able to fix a few of these issues yourself, you may need a technician from Hammond Plumbing & Heating for more difficult heat repair.

  • Thermostat isn’t accurate. Check that it’s switched to “on” and the proper settings. Otherwise, your thermostat may need to be replaced.
  • No heat. Failed parts, thermostat trouble or inadequate water levels could be causing the problem.
  • Leaking or dripping. Can be caused by a spent internal part, worn-out seal or rust.
  • Banging, whistling or gurgling sounds. Air in the system, low water pressure or imminent part failure can cause these noises.
  • Rumbling or kettling noise. Limited water flow because of lime and sludge buildup in the heat exchanger. This causes water to overheat and boil.
  • Pilot light is out. Caused by a failing thermocouple, draft or built-up deposit. Natural gas could also be shut off.
  • Pressure is too low. Water could be leaking, or a pressure valve may need to be replaced. Can also be caused by radiators that have been bled recently.
  • Condensate pipe is frozen. This pipe runs outside, so there is a threat of freezing. De-ice it by pouring warm water over it.
  • Radiators aren’t getting hot. Caused by sludge or air buildup in the system.
  • Boiler keeps turning itself off. Could be caused by several issues: low water pressure, thermostat issue, closed valve causing low water flow, air or pump not circulating water appropriately.

A lack of routine service can often lead to boiler breakdowns. Hammond Plumbing & Heating can suggest a plan that could help you avoid pricey service calls—and may enhance your equipment’s efficiency.

Repair or Replace Your Boiler?

There are a few things to consider whether you should repair or replace your central heating system:

Hammond Plumbing & Heating can help you decide the right option for you. We’ll take into consideration your boiler’s age, the cost to repair it and how much you could save with a more efficient boiler.

Some of the most efficient systems have achieved an ENERGY STAR® rating. Plus features that remove the need for a pilot light, pull more heat from fuel and improve safety.