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My boiler is leaking. Landlord sent a plumber and found

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Hi, my boiler is leaking. Landlord sent a plumber and found a hole on the upper part of the boiler tank. what is the reason to get a hole? they will repair / replace the boiler but I want to the reason.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Plumberpro replied 1 year ago.
Hi , can be caused by changing the immersion heater.If its really tight it can cause a lot of stress on the tank as tendons. Also corrosion occur after a while if it is a stainless steel one
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. does that hole cause higher gas bill?
Expert:  Plumberpro replied 1 year ago.
Only if you are heating water that is leaking out a lot
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
sure thanks. it is not very a lot. the leaks only the way is replace the boiler? the boiler seems very old.
Expert:  Plumberpro replied 1 year ago.
Most probably would need replacing. The newer ones are more energy efficient so hopefully cheaper bills
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks a lot. I might suggest my landlord.