Power Flushing Brentwood and surrounding areas
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Power Flushing cleanses your central heating system. The machine is attached to your system and flushes a mixture of water and chemicals through your pipes, radiator and Boiler at high pressure. As the water flows, rust, debris, limescale and sludge are dislodged and removed.
Benefits Of Power Flushing
- Powerflushing your central heating system will yield the following benefits
- A clean system with no sludge or debris
- Fast heating
- Optimal heat output
- Better energy efficiency
- Reduced fuel bills
- Clean non-corrosive water in the system
- Less system noise in Boiler, pipes and radiators
- Good for boiler warranties
- Reduced chance of Boiler failure
Over time central heating systems accumulate rust and limescale, which break down and form ‘Sludge’, preventing water from flowing correctly. Water takes longer to heat, radiators don’t heat to their full capacity boilers and pumps have to work harder, more fuel’s used (and wasted) more wear and tears accumulated on your Boiler, radiators and pipes.
Water flows properly and heats quickly in a flushed system. Every radiator in your home heats speedily and entirely (not just at the top and middle, a symptom of a ‘sludged’ system). Your system’s quieter those little noises in the pipes, radiators and Boiler have disappeared.
Now your system’s running as best as it possibly can, you’ll notice your fuel bills drop. Very welcome in a time of continuous price rises.
When having a new boiler installed, you’ll likely need a power flush beforehand to validate the warranty. A clean system is a must when installing a new boiler. A dirty system will minimise the overall benefits a new boiler should give you.
TM Hughes & Son usually carry out power flushing before an installation. Old and dirty corrosive water infected with limescale and debris is far from optimal. We want clean, treated Boiler friendly water.
Limescale and debris are often the cause of boiler breakdowns. A piece of loose limescale trapped in an element is enough to stop a boiler in its tracks and sometimes cause severe damage. Powerflushing dramatically lowers the likelihood of boiler breakdown. Enjoy a warm home through the winters with little chance of an expensive, inconvenient and disruptive failure.
Power Flushing Undertaken By Gas Safe Registered Engineers
All Tm Hughes & Son are Gas Safe Registered engineers with many years of experience in Power Flushing homes in Brentwood.
The best way to look after your Boiler and central heating is
- An annual Boiler Service
- A Power Flush every five years.
Annual service and periodic Power flush every five years or so will keep your central heating system clear of sludge. Nobody wants a clogged system providing inefficient heat output, paying more than you should for your heating bills.
In severe cases, sludge causes boiler breakdown, damage and can even write off Boilers. Protect yourself from this unpleasant scenario with Power Flushing, which pretty much eliminates corrosion, build-ups and blockages.
Power Flushing For New Boiler Installations
When installing a new boiler, the system should be Power Flushed beforehand. A clean system ensures your new Boiler runs properly at maximum efficiency. With a dirty sludge system, you will not be able to enjoy the full benefits a new boiler provides.
When To Undertake Power Flushing
To keep your central heating system clean, it’s recommended you Power Flush every five years. If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, then it’s likely you need a Power Flush.
Boiler keeps shutting off – Sludge and limescale can become lodged in boiler components causing the Boiler to shut down. Various causes lead to the continuous boiler shutdown analysis of your system, confirming whether sludge build-ups are present and the power flushings required.
Leaky Radiators – Corroded radiators sometimes leak. A tiny pinhole leak anywhere in the radiator body indicates sludge and debris that has worn away the steel. A radiator replacement and flush is in order. The leak will only get worse if left. Removing the build-up will prevent future radiator corrosion.
Radiators cold at the bottom – Sludge mainly collects in radiators and eventually builds from the bottom up. The heat will not get through the sludge, so if any of your radiators are cold at the bottom, the sludge needs removing to restore optimal heat output. It’s common for sludge to collect in specific radiators while staying clear from others. Turn your heating on and check every radiator in your home.
Radiators cold at bottom and middle – The build-up is pretty severe, and you’re using a lot of fuel to heat one-third of a radiator defiantly time for a Power Flush.
Radiators cold all over – The first step is to check the radiator valves, pump etc. If any of your radiators won’t heat because of a sludge build-up, then a Power Flush is urgent, and it’s likely your experiencing other problems such as your Boiler switching off continuously. Severely blocked radiators may not even let air and water escape on bleeding and can cause damage to other parts of the central heating system such as the Boiler and pump.
System slow to heat – Clogged systems take longer to heat than clean systems. If your radiators take too long to heat, first of all, bleed every radiator in your home. If this doesn’t solve the issue, then sludge could be the issue. A heating engineer will determine if you need a Power Flush.
Black or brown radiator water – When you bleed your radiators, what colour is the water? If the waters brown, then you have sludge in the system. Rusty brown water is a sign of corrosion, while a significant sludge presence usually causes black water. Water clear or grey? Then your systems likely ok.
Noises in the system – Noise in central heating systems indicate an issue somewhere. Sometimes noises are caused by the accumulation of sludge and limescale. In this instance, a flush will cleanse the system, and it will run quietly.
Power Flushing FAQ’s
How does Power Flushing compare to Jet flushing and Hard flushing?
It’s the same Jet & Hard flushing are alternative names for Powerflushing.
What’s required for Power Flushing?
A Power Flush machine, chemicals and water.
What do the water & chemicals do?
The water and chemicals circulate the central heating system many times, removing sludge, limescale and debris along the way.
How do the water and chemicals circulate?
The machine pumps the water and chemical mix at pressure continuously through the system.
Can the high pressure damage my system?
No, while the machine runs at a high flow rate of around 170 litres a minute, it’s gentle enough to ensure pipes and fittings won’t come undone or burst.
What happens to the waste produced by Power Flushing?
Our engineer will safely dispose of the wastewater containing the removed sludge/debris.
How Long Does A Power Flush Take?
A few hours, the exact time will depend on the size/age of your system and how badly affected by sludge/debris it is.
What Power Flushing Machine Do You Use?
We use a Kamco power Flushing machine and chemicals. The industry standard and a favourite of professional heating engineers.
How Much Does a Power Flush Cost?
The cost depends on the size and type of central heating system you have. Please get in touch if you would like a quote.
What’s The Power Flush Procedure From Start To Finish?
- A power flush machine is connected to your central heating system at the best location (usually the head or the pump, depending on your system)
- The machines set up with the required water and chemicals and pumped through your central heating system.
- As the water/chemical mix runs through your pipes, radiators and Boiler, all rust, limescale, debris and sludge is gradually removed.
- The machine’s run until your system’s fully cleared.
- Any large blockages the machine can’t clear are dislodged manually.
- Waste water’s removed and stored in bottles.
- Clean water and corrosion inhibitor are added to your central heating system.
- The central heating system is switched on and checked (the improved heat from your radiators will impress you).
- The wastewater’s taken away.
Get Your Power Flushing Quote
If you would like to discuss your Power Flushing requirements, get a free quote or want to book a heating engineer, please contact us using the phone numbers or contact form below.