I was resting in our small apartment, devouring a steaming bowl of ramen noodles when suddenly, I heard a loud noise coming from the boiler, but it was so loud that I couldn’t even hear myself think.
I suddenly put down our chopsticks and walked over to the boiler to see if there was anything I could do, then but, as I approached it, I realized that I had no idea what I was looking at! The boiler was a black metal box with pipes and dials and buttons, and I had no idea what any of them did.
I was starting to suppose a little concerned, so I decided to call our landlord to see if he could come and take a look, then he was quick to respond, however he told myself and others that he wouldn’t be able to make it until the next morning. I was starting to suppose definitely upset now, as I didn’t want to risk anything happening to our boiler while I was asleep. I decided to do some research online to see if I could maintenance it myself! After a few hours of searching, I was able to figure out that the noise was coming from a build-up of air in the pipes. I found a release valve and, with a little hesitation, I turned it. The hissing noise stopped, and I was finally able to relax again. I was so relieved that I could get back to our bowl of ramen and love the rest of our meal in peace. The next morning, our landlord came over and took a look at the boiler. He was impressed that I had figured out the problem and fixed it, and he even offered myself and others a small discount on our rent for being so handy.