What is scarier than that noise coming from your basement or utility closet? The fear of not having heat when those chilly days and nights are here! It is common to only be aware of an issue with your oil boiler only once the weather has switched over because you are only starting to use your unit in the colder months. Having your oil boiler serviced by KS Mechanical Services in the months prior to the cold setting in is ideal, but if you have an issue then it needs to be addressed regardless. Some noises are common and should not be causing alarm. A mild gurgling for instance is totally normal. Other noises that seem loud or constant should be paid attention to immediately upon noticing them.
Who Do I Call?
Who do you want to call when there are noises coming from your oil boiler? The only answer is KS Mechanical Services in Ridge NY in Suffolk County. We are a proud provider of oil boiler services to all of Long Island and the greater NY area for over a decade. We take pride in our work and dedication to our customers.
What Type of Noise is Your Boiler Making?
Different noises are related to different issues. Vibrating type noises could be attributed to loose brackets that need to be tightened. You may hear a loud banging noise that could be a result of debris build up on the boiler’s heat exchange or a faulty thermostat. A gurgling type noise could be the result of low water pressure, a frozen condensate pipe or trapped air. It is normal for a small amount of gurgling to occur, but if it seems louder than normal or excessive then it is advised to have it inspected. A whistling noise is noticeable when there is a build up of calcium or limescale. This is more common in areas where there is hard water. Lastly there may be a banging or tapping. This could be due to overheating or the pipework simply not being secured.
Where Does the Noise Seem to be Coming From?
Determine where the noise may be coming from. The banging may be coming from inside the unit itself or from the radiator or pipes. When you call KS Mechanical Services in Ridge NY with as much information as possible, it may be a bit easier to assess the situation or the urgency involved.
Why is this Happening?
The best way to stay ahead of any potential issues is to be on a scheduled yearly serving plan. Having a full inspection every year will ensure that if there is any sign of corrosion or defect that it will be noticed early enough to take care of the issue and fix whatever has the potential of making your oil boiler malfunction before it becomes a problem.
How to Do a Quick Assessment Yourself
Once you have clearly noticed that your oil boiler is making noises that are noticeable or alarming take a look around. The radiator may need bleeding to relieve some pressure. Bleeding the radiator is certainly something you can do yourself but is never recommended you do if you are not familiar with or comfortable with doing so. You must always use caution and act as safely as possible as to not hurt yourself or potentially cause more damage. You may have low water pressure causing a gurgling sound which can be checked by taking a look at the pressure gauge on the boiler. You can also check to see if the condensate pipe outside of your home which is usually a white overflow pipe is frozen. Your boiler may also display an error code which will narrow down what the issue is. An error code may not always show even though there is an identifiable error so don’t base your assessment solely off of that.
Repair or Replace
KS Mechanical Services takes pride in always doing what is in the best interest of our customers and never recommending anything that isn’t necessary. We have had a long and successful decade plus of service to homeowners and business owners all over Nassau and Suffolk and the greater NY area because of our honesty and commitment to exceptional service.
We provide emergency boiler servicing as well as scheduled annual service. If you do not have an emergency then we are happy to set up a servicing appointment to ensure your boiler is working safely and efficiently so that you are ready to face the cold Fall and Winter months with confidence. We pride ourselves in only doing work that is absolutely necessary and never taking advantage of our fellow, hardworking Long Islanders. Servicing is available for both Nassau and Suffolk along with the Greater NY area for all residential and commercial needs.
Staying Warm and Safe During the Repairs
While you are waiting for your boiler to be back up and running, please stay warm and stay safe. It is especially important to keep the eldery and young children at a comfortable temperature, but please do so in a safe manner. Warm blankets, layering clothing, and utilizing electric space heaters are a good way to stay warm in the meanwhile. It is also useful to keep any heat in while keeping the cold air out by closing the curtains and closing the doors. Try to stay in one room or one area of the house and concentrate on keeping the heat in that space. Warming yourself up from the inside can be equally as helpful. Having a nice bowl of soup or having a warm cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate will warm your hands as well as your bones.
If you are looking for quality boiler repair by a company with over ten years of experience, then look no further than boiler repair in Ridge Suffolk County NY and the surrounding areas by KS Mechanical Services. We pride ourselves in supplying you with our expert technicians and our exceptional service department. Give us a call at 631-889-3617 today!
Ridge is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Brookhaven in Suffolk County, New York, United States. The population was 13,336 at the 2010 census.
In 1693, William ‘Tangier’ Smith, who owned a homestead in Setauket, was allowed to purchase a large tract of land on the South Shore of Long Island in recognition of his being mayor of Tangier in Africa. The land, called St. George’s Manor, stretched from the Carmans River (then called the Connecticut River) in the west to the edge of of Southampton in the east with a northern border around present-day New York State Route 25, as much as 81,000 acres (330 km2) of land. He made his manor seat on the South Shore in present-day Mastic, and the northern part, now the south side of Ridge, was called ‘The Swamp’ or ‘Longswamp’. A house wasn’t built at Longswamp until after the American Revolution. In 1817, William Sydney Smith inhabited the house and changed the name to Longwood.
In 1955, what then remained of William Smith’s original manor was primarily located in Ridge and was surrounded by the world growing up around it, in the form of the Brookhaven National Laboratory and the surrounding areas becoming increasingly populated. Longwood’s 750 acres (300 ha) fell into the hands of Elbert Clayton Smith, who immediately moved his family from California to live there. He seems to have been very generous to his new community; his donations included 51 acres (21 ha) to the school board for the construction of Longwood High School and 6 acres (2.4 ha) to Middle Island Presbyterian Church. In 1967, Elbert Smith died, and the Longwood Estate was carved into housing developments and nearly destroyed until enough noise was made about preservation to have the house and 35 acres (14 ha) of land given to the Town of Brookhaven in 1974. The Smith Estate was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1981.
In 1738, northern Ridge was settled by widower Samuel Randall of North Stonington, Connecticut; his only son Stephen Randall and his descendants farmed a 4,000-acre (1,600 ha) plot of ground that Samuel had always referred to as ‘the Ridge’ based on the geographical terrain. First called ‘Randallville’, Ridge was the name selected by its residents for postal delivery and remains the name for this hamlet to this day. The Randall burial plot near the William Floyd Parkway includes the grave of Lt. Stephen Randall (1736–1818), patriot of the American Revolution and a Suffolk County Militia veteran of the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, as part of a company of Suffolk County Minutemen commanded by Captain Daniel Mulford. Graves of Randall’s wife Elizabeth Swezey (1747–1834) and several descendants are also within the plot.
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