Ask Samuele: August 2020

This month, Philip from Acton asks…

Dear Samuele,

I’ve noticed that my radiator leaks occasionally. It doesn’t seem to affect the heat it gives out, so I was wondering, if it will just stop leaking all by itself?

Best wishes,

Philip with a leaky rad

Samuele says:

Ciao, Philip!

And grazie mille for your question.

You’re right. Very often a small leak in a radiator does little to affect the temperature it puts out.

You could find that it won’t get any worse for some time. On the other hand, small leaks and rusty drips are never a good thing and, left unchecked, can go on to cause all manner of problems, not to mention complete loss of heat.

Also, if a radiator is beginning to play up, it could be that other rads of a similar age are close to causing problems too.

My advice, is to get it checked out by a professional.

Whilst there, they can also give every other radiator and heating vessel a full inspection. You’ll have peace of mind that you’re good for another winter.

All the best,


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