Radiant heating systems are a terrific option for home comfort that has spread from Europe into the United States and gained great popularity. Most radiant heating systems use hydronic (water) power to send heat through pipes under your floorboards and provide you with toasty warmth right under your feet. There are some electronic radiant floor systems that you can have installed as well.
But using hydronic power always comes with the risk of leaks developing. Modern radiant floor heating is built to resist leaks because they are fixed systems that do not permit oxygen to enter and degrade the piping. But leaks can still occur. When you need professional repairs, or installation, for your heating in Arlington, VA, contact our specialists at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc. Even if we didn’t install your radiant heating, we can repair it.
The most common cause for leaking to occur in radiant floor heating is from construction stress. When these leaks develop, they will usually start underneath floorboards or floor stones and will cause damage to building material. This is similar to what plumbers refer to as “slab leaks”: pipe breaks that occur under concrete, leading to extensive damage unless fixed.
When you suspect that you have a leak in your radiant heating system, you need professionals to perform leak detection to discover exactly where the water is coming from and how best to access the pipes and repair them. The precision technology used to locate leaks means that technicians can pinpoint the location so exactly that they usually need to do only a minimum amount of removal of floor material to access the leak.
Sometimes, radiant floor heater leaks do not require excavation in order to repair. An injection of a type of sealer additive into the water system can take care of minor leaks, and this will also prolong the life of the system.
If you have leaks in your radiant heating system, you will need repairs… fast! That’s why we offer 24-hour emergency service at OASIS Heating, A/C & Refrigeration, Inc. We know these problems almost never occur when it’s convenient, and we are ready to help when you need it.
We can be there for all your troubles with heating in Arlington, VA and northern Virginia.
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