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Boilers can be hard to maintain if you don’t really understand how they work, but low pressure will affect you without having to touch it yourself. Low boiler pressure can be caused by a number of issues, and it’s best to make sure you seek repairs instead of trying to tackle it yourself.

Check for leaks

Low boiler pressure won’t always be caused by a leak in the pipes, but it’s the first thing you should look for if your pressure is struggling to rise. Pipes can start leaking if they’ve been put under too much pressure, and that’s exactly what could be happening with your boiler.

Noticing leaky pipes quickly is important, as it’s not just going to affect your boiler. A drip in the pipes can cause structural damage to your home, or even cause damp spots in your ceilings or walls depending on where the leak is happening.

Bleeding your radiators

When trying to keep your house warm, one of the common issues that people run into is air trapped in the radiator. Over time, air can get caught and trapped inside the radiator, and while it may not be a problem initially – it can be harder to feel with water once there’s too much air within.

Note that if you do decide to bleed your radiator, it can lower the pressure on your boiler. If you’ve recently had to bleed your radiators, this is likely the cause of the low pressure – but you should still do a check of your pipes just to be sure.

If you’re still unsure of the cause, you should consider contacting a Gas Safe registered engineer to assess the situation and solve the problem.