Cleaning central heating systems on a regular basis is essential for its maintenance and health. We offer a popular cleaning method called Power Flushing which provides rapid and thorough cleaning results. This flush will cover your central heating system including pipework, radiators, cylinder and boiler.
Here are some of the benefits of cleaning your heating system
You might be wondering how you’ll know if your system needs a power flush? Well here are some of the symptoms we think you should look out for
In addition to the benefits above, the Compliance Guide to Part L of the UK Building Regulations for England and Wales requires central heating systems to be cleaned and flushed before a corrosion and scale inhibitor chemical is added during commissioning. It’s also sensible to do this when an old central heating boiler is being replaced by a new boiler. Many boiler manufacturers now make the warranty dependent on flushing and cleaning in accordance with BS7593, Benchmark and Part L.
So now you’re thinking about the consequences of what might happen if you don’t flush your boiler… well here’s just a few of the issues
Total boiler failure
Sludge and deposits restricting heat transfer can cause excessive heat build-up. If your boiler has failed as a result of sludge due to not having a power flush, then your warranty on your boiler could be void.
In untreated boilers, debris in the form of sludge, deposits, rust and scale can build up which limits the flow of water and eventually heat from reaching all parts of the system. Lost heat means you’ll have to turn up your heating system to compensate for the loss in efficiency which is likely to cost you a lot more money.
Pump or valve seizure and failure
Black oxide sludge increases shaft and bearing wear which is the most common cause of sticking pumps or complete pump failure. A completely blocked valve could mean a cold radiator or at the very least an inefficient one.
Little or no hot water
Again this is caused by blocked pipes and heat exchanger due to an excess build-up of sludge or deposits.
If your radiators are cold at the bottom but hot at the top this indicates sludge build up in your system. This is caused by a build-up of iron oxide sludge at the bottom of your radiator (as the sludge is heavier than water) which results in a restriction of the flow of water.
Frequent venting and air at the top of radiators
Hydrogen, often mistaken for air, is a by-product of electrolytic corrosion.
We love giving boilers a new lease of life so let us give yours its worthy clean.
After a request for a consultation, we aim to come and view your boiler at your property within 7 working days. Following your approval for work to commence, we aim to get started on your property within 28 days and have it completed within 1-2 working days.
We’d love to charge a flat rate for Power Flushing but as homes and heating systems vary in size we have to come to your property to measure the size of the job before we can provide you with a quote. So give us a call today and we’ll visit you and supply you with a quote, all free of charge.
Let us take the hassle out of it all and give us a call today on 07738 375 544 or email us