You depend on your boiler to function properly and keep you warm. The last thing you need is for your boiler to fail due to improper maintenance. Corrosion impacts your boiler by reducing its efficiency. Corrosion can also cause breakdowns that need emergency repairs. We can help you reduce corrosion impacting your boiler.


What is Corrosion?

When corrosion happens, refined metal turns back into its natural ore form. Corrosion is a chemical and electrical reaction over time. In boilers, the cause of corrosion is mostly oxygen and water pH. Low pH and high oxygen in water causes the water to attack the iron, thereby creating iron oxide, commonly called rust. Put simply, corrosion is rust. Unfortunately, the higher the temperature of the water, the faster rust happens. Steve’s Plumbing and Heating can repair or replace your boiler and have it running smoothly once again.


What Does Corrosion Do to My Boiler?

Think of corrosion as the disease that threatens your boiler from the inside out. Here is how corrosion impacts your boiler:


●        Holes in the boiler tank

●        Pitting and scaling in plumbing

●        Efficiency of your boiler goes down

●        Boiler lifespan reduction


Can I Stop Corrosion?

The short answer—you can’t. Corrosion is a natural process that happens over time. Since stopping corrosion is impossible, the real question is how do you protect your boiler from corrosion in the first place?


●        Proper fixture installation by a qualified professional

●        Regular maintenance of your boiler

●        Water treatment systems for boiler feedwater


Most boilers have a lifespan of 15 years or longer. Proper regular maintenance is the key. We can help you make sure you have the best water quality you can and that your boiler is performing optimally at all times. Better water quality and maintenance by qualified professionals can slow the corrosive process and lessen the impact of corrosion on your boiler.


Treating Feedwater

There are tons of companies out there that will sell you products to treat your feedwater for your boiler. But this may not be a good solution if are protecting an investment that should last at least 15 years It is important to get the right system for YOUR boiler. Water is different in different areas and it takes a professional to sift through technical jargon and water quality reports to recommend the best solution for you. Our qualified technicians can work with you to get the best feedwater treatment system to reduce the impact of corrosion on your boiler.


Steve’s Plumbing and Heating Specializes in Boiler Maintenance

We are your Wisconsin-based heating company for boiler repair and replacement. Steve’s Plumbing and Heating has over 85 years of industry experience in boiler maintenance. Let our experts extend the life of your boiler by protecting it against corrosion impact. To schedule boiler repair, give us a call at 715-421-1800, or you can message us on our contact page.