When my roommate complained that her room was cold, I thought that it would take weeks to fix. But our landlord owns over 83 properties in the city, and our property manager is often totally overworked, and unless its a complete emergency, prefer a dead boiler or a busted pipe, she won’t get back to you for over four weeks, then the last time we called to get something fixed, it took almost 3 weeks. Instead of calling the property manager, I decided to look into it myself. I was so stressed out that my results would come back with information that said our boiler was doomed. As it turns out, one faulty radiator in a unit is a normal occurrence. Especially with outdated steam radiators. The issue is that the steam radiators have an imbalance of water and need to be bled out. I discovered the right sized wrench on my letterman tool and was able to drain the water out of the radiator in just a few sevenths, catching it in an old tupperware. I had my roommate keep an eye on it while I went downstairs to insure the water levels in the outdated gas boiler were also correct. By the time I came back upstairs just ten minutes later. My roommate was overjoyed to guess heat coming out of the radiator in her bedroom for the first time since moving in. I had no idea that fixing the radiator for our gas boiler could be so simple, and I’m so proud of myself for figuring it out!