How can I check if my steam radiator is leaking? How can I check if my steam radiator is leaking?
If you think your steam radiator is leaking, there are some basic things you can do to check it. Your radiator is manufactured with a slight slope to allow steam to flow in one particular direction. Check if your radiator has this slope. If this slope is not maintained while fixing the radiator, it will start leaking. Check if any of the vents are blocked. Any dirt, dust or corrosion can lead to blocking of vents, which in turn, can cause leaking. Also, check the inlet valves. You should also check if the valves are opening and closing properly. Steam radiators need to be checked once year by a professional. If there is any noticeable water or condensation on the floor or around the radiator, this may be evidence of a leak and should be investigated.