Over time, radiators and central heating systems can experience a build-up of calcium and of iron oxide, a black rust like substance; these deposits line your central heating pipe work, eventually causing blockages which lead to central heating faults, system malfunctions and boiler breakdowns.
If your home is slow to heat up, your water temperature inconsistent, your boiler makes loud noises or keeps cutting out, or any of your radiators have cold spots then your system could benefit from a power flush.
To run efficiently and economically a central heating requires regular maintenance and power flushing is an important part of this. Allowing sludge to accumulate in your pipe work will lower the performance of your system, costing you money in fuel and repair bills. Ultimately, a neglected system can lead to the costly need for boiler replacement.
If you are having a new boiler installed, then power flushing is an essential step in prolonging its life. Indeed, many boiler manufacturers now make their warranties dependent on pre-installation flushing
Powerflushing involves a pump being connected to your central heating system along with a flow reverser device. Water and a sludge crust breaker are pushed through the pump at high speed and low pressure to loosen the rust and sludge which has built up. A descaler is then pumped through to break down any limescale. Fresh clean water then follows, to remove the contaminated water. To complete the service, a corrosion inhibitor is pushed through the pump to prevent any future buildup of rust and sludge. This process reaches every radiator in your home.
If you think your system would benefit from power flushing, please give us a call for expert, non-obligation advice.
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