Power Flushing Colchester
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TM Hughes & Son Undertake Powerflushing in Colchester and the surrounding areas.
What Is Powerflushing And Why You Need It?
Powerflushing cleanses central heating systems of ‘Sludge’.
Sludge is the natural consequence of running a central heating system over several years, including limescale, rust, oil and other debris.
Sludge is like mud. It builds up in the pipes and radiators, preventing full heating and making the Boiler work harder. As a result, more fuel is consumed, and less heat is produced, which is bad for your comfort or pocket.
Not only does sludge waste fuel and money, but it also puts your Boiler central heating pumps, pipes, valves and connections under more significant strain, increasing the likelihood of a fault and even a costly repair.
Powerflushing Removes Sludge providing…
- Improved energy efficiency
- Full heat output
- Boiler protection
- Lower energy bills
How Powerflushing Works
Powerflushing is not a DIY job and must be undertaken by a qualified Gas Safe Registered engineer.
All TM Hughes & Son engineers are Gas Safe Registered and highly experienced in Powerflushing. We have flushed thousands of central heating systems over the years.
If you need a Powerflush (see below for more information), contact us, and we’ll give you a price over the phone. The cost will depend on the size and condition of your central heating system.
If you’re happy with the price, you can book a time and date for one of our engineers to visit.
Our engineer will arrive equipped with a Kamco Powerflushing machine and accompanying chemicals.
Kamco is the industry-standard machine and chemicals for Powerflushing used by all good heating engineers.
The machine is connected to your central heating at the head or the pump, depending on the type of Boiler you have.
Under high pressure, the machine pumps the chemicals mixed with clean water through your central heating system. As the treated water moves through the System, it dislodges the Sludge from the pipes, radiators, valves, pumps and Boiler.
The Sludge is broken down and filtered out by the machine. Then, the process is run until your central heating system is completely clear. The time this takes depends on the condition of your System.
Once your System is cleared, the engineer will add an inhibitor to help prevent the build-up of Sludge again in the future.
The engineer will then bleed your radiators and switch your Boiler on to demonstrate how quickly your radiators heat and how hotter they feel. You’ll be impressed.
After the flush, the engineer tidies up and removes all the excess dirty water collected in bottles during the procedure.
You’ll Enjoy These Benefits Following Powerflushing
- Improved energy efficiency with lower fuel bills
- A fast heating clear system
- Radiators that heat fully and all over
- Your Boiler and central heating system will run quieter
- Better protection against a Boiler breakdown
Do You Need Powerflushing?
Here’s how to determine whether your System requires Powerflushing
Your System Hasn’t Been Powerflushed In The Last 5 Years.
Power flushing should be undertaken every five years to ensure your central heating system remains clear.
You’re Having A New Boiler Fitted
All Boiler manufacturers stipulate that the central heating system needs Powerflushing before a New Boiler Installation. Otherwise, the warranty won’t be valid.
Radiators Cold At Bottom
If any radiators are cold at the bottom or worse, the bottom and middle are built up with Sludge. Your System needs Powerflushing.
Radiators Never Feel Hot
If you feel some or all of your radiators never feel hot enough, then a Powerflush may be necessary (if it isn’t a valve issue)
Radiators Don’t Heat At All
Some radiators get so badly sludged they won’t heat at all. You may have a faulty valve, or severe Sludge may be present.
Radiators Takes A Long Time To Heat Up
Radiators fitted to clean, central heating systems heat quickly. If you feel any of your radiators take too long to heat, a Powerflush is in order.
Boiler Switches Off Repeatedly
Several issues cause a Boiler to switch off. The first step is to check the Boiler itself to ensure no faulty parts, blockages or leaking. Next we’ll check for Sludge which can reduce water pressure causing the Boiler to keep switching off.
Take note of the water colour when you bleed your radiators. Radiator water should be clear or grey, a sign of a clean and healthy central heating system. Conversely, radiators that produce black or brown water on bleeding indicate Sludge in the System.
If you have gone through the above issues and are still unsure whether your central heating system needs Powerflushing give us a call. One of our experienced engineers will advise over the phone.
Book A Powerflush
If you require more information or would like to book a Powerflush, please get in touch with us using the form or phone numbers below.
Hi, I’m Terry the founder and owner of TM Hughes & Son Gas Services
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