Power Flushing West London
Power Flush West London with GPS approved heating engineers
Do you have a chilly home? Is your central heating running yet your radiators feel cold to the touch? Have you noticed one room in your home that is colder than another despite the heating being on? Answering yes to any of these questions could mean that your central heating system needs a power flush.
What is Power-flushing?
The best way to think of a power-flush is as a deep clean of your central heating system pipes and radiators. 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. Having a power flush will work wonders for your home as it is a proven way of improving your central heating performance and will make it more energy efficient as well as make your home more comfortable and warm.
Power flushing is also a great time saver. It can save you having to have your radiators individually removed and cleaned, which is often a lengthy as well as messy operation with a great risk of spills and stains to your carpets and flooring. The power-flush 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. This can be done without the need to remove your radiators and usually can be completed in a few short hours.
A high pressure mixture of water and cleaning chemicals is pumped around your central heating system using a specialist machine that is attached to your pipework. A power flush will leave your pipework and radiators clean and open for better circulation of hot water. It 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 rust and magnetite 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 of different sizes and will sink to the bottom of your radiators causing a lot of build up over time. This thick sludge 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 that you need a flush 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. Others will have noticed that some radiators are not coming on at all, or they have a boiler and system failure because the pump has completely blocked up with sludge or the boiler cannot take the strain any longer.
Having a power flush 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. 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.