Power Flushing South London
GPS South London approved heating engineers
Is your house chilly despite your central heating running? Do your radiators have cold spots or do they not work at all? Does one of the rooms in your home feel cold all the time? If you can answer yes to one or more of these question, then you may be in need of a power flush.
What is Power-flushing?
Think of power-flushing as a deep clean of your central heating system pipes and radiators. Having a power flush is a proven way of improving your central heating performance and will make it more energy efficient. The power-flushing procedure is detailed within BS 7593:2006 code of practice and is now recognised as the most effective system cleansing process by the industry.
Power flushing can save you having to have your radiators individually removed and cleaned. The system allows for the high pressure cleaning of your whole central heating system with minimum interference and mess. A flush will loosen and remove the build-up of sludge and corrosion deposits that can block pipes and radiators and prevent them from working effectively.
A high pressure mixture of water and cleaning chemicals is pumped around your central heating system leaving your pipework and radiators clean and open for better circulation of hot water. Power flushing can also help to prolong the life of your new boiler. Less strain will be placed on your boiler while pumping hot water around your newly flushed system.
What is sludge and build-up?
Sludge is the general name given to the residue that is left as a result of the chemical reaction between the water circulating in your central heating system and the steel metal of your radiators. The deposits are fragments of different sizes that will sink to the bottom of your radiators and build up over time. This build-up prevents the proper circulation of water around your system causing cold spots on radiators and the blocking of narrow joints in your pipework.
Do I need a Power Flush
You can usually tell if your central heating system has a lot of sludge build-up if you spot any of these common symptoms:
- Radiators need frequent bleeding
- Repeated pump failures or corrosion deposits found in pump casing
- Some radiators are completely or partially cold when the heating is running
- Strange or unusual noises coming from the boiler
The most common symptoms that our customers notice are their boiler and radiators take a long time to heat up or they notice cold spots on radiators – usually at the bottom where the deposits are going to be worse. Others will have noticed that some radiators are not coming on, and in the worst cases a complete boiler and system failure because the pump has completely blocked up or the boiler cannot take the strain.
The main benefit of having a power flush is that it can return your radiators to a near new condition and vastly improve the performance of your boiler. Your home will be much warmer and cosier after a power flush – this is something else our satisfied customers notice straight away. Having a flush will also be saving you money on your heating bills and will help to reduce costly repairs to your boiler or heating system further down the line.
Important Note: All new boilers must be power flushed prior to installation. Failure to do so will invalidate your warranty.