Why Power Flushing?
Many central heating systems are built to last for years but thousands within the UK have become inefficient and expensive to run due to the build-up of black iron oxide that manifests itself as black 'sludge'. These 'sludge' deposits within the central heating system continue to accumulate and can have disastrous consequences if remedial action is not taken. Pipes will become blocked, which in turn prevents radiators from distributing heat effectively. As a result the system has to work harder increasing fuel bills and irreparable damage occurs to radiators, valves, pumps and boilers.
The Benefits of Power Flushing at a Glance
- Reduces heating bills
- Improves central heating efficiency
- Radiators heat quicker
- Increases lifespan of radiators and boilers
- Reduces boiler noise
- Prevents build-up of oxidative sludge
- Improves water circulation
- Can be done in 3-4 hours
What is Power Flushing?
Power Flushing is a process of 'flushing out' and cleaning the central heating system from the 'sludge' deposits that have accumulated over the years. The process is straight forward and on residential properties will be completed in less than a day. A typical four bedroom house would usually take between 3-5 hours from set up to completion.
A Power Flush machine will be connected to your properties pump or radiators and powerful chemicals and rust inhibitors will be pumped through the central heating system to loosen and remove the black 'sludge' build-up. Once the 'sludge' deposits have been flushed away you will be left with clean internal pipes and radiators allowing unrestricted circulation of heat and hot water.
How to know if your central heating system requires a Power Flush?
Obviously all parts of a central heating system can have their own problems that will not necessarily be cured by a Power Flush, but the build-up of iron oxide 'sludge' can be detrimental and costly if allowed to accumulate. If your central heating system exhibits any of the above problems such as a noisy boiler, radiators that take a long time to heat up or are cold in parts and hot in others then a power flush would be recommended. To test for the presence of iron oxide 'sludge' -
- Run the central heating system for 30 minutes
- Take a water sample of approximately 200ml from the radiators.
- Take a look at the colour of the water
Power Flushing in Reading and Surrounding Areas
Contact us for further information or to arrange a Power Flush in Reading or surrounding areas