The best way to clean your central heating system and make sure it is working optimally is a power flush. A power flush is a chemical solution used to clean your central heating system and to remove elements inside the pipes such as debris and rust.
These elements will make it not to function well, and they can cause problems to your home heating if they are left inside your system. Over time, the water in your pipes, radiator, and boiler will start producing unwanted dirt.
They also prevent your radiator from giving out much heat, and they can also make your boiler to break down completely. A large number of boiler breakdowns are caused by dirty water and sludge within the boiler system.
They reduce the efficiency of your boiler and affects how it works. A power flush will eliminate all sludge in your system; it will improve the efficiency of your system, and prevent blockages.
This also prolongs the life-span of your heating system.
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It is safer and best to get our advice as a Gas safe registered company to know whether you need a central power flush. Below are some of the signs to check out for:
Our expert team of engineers at Emergency Plumber London will connect a pump to your central heating system, if it is a system boiler, it will be connected at the circulation pump, but if it is a combi, it will be connected at the pump head.
Through this pump, special chemicals will be pushed through the radiators, boiler, and pipes. These chemicals have various functions – one removes rust and sludge while another removes lime scale and corrosion inhibitor to prevent the formation of future rust.
Our engineers will collect and dispose of contaminated water, particles or debris removed from your system. Our team can also help stubborn blockages on the exterior of the radiator using special tools.
They will start taking the temperature of your radiators before work after work to show you how your system improved after the power flush.
You need a power flush to your central heating system every 5 to 6 years to keep your boiler in good working conditions, and you can also have a power flush on your whole central heating system when you install a new boiler.
The length of time it takes depends on the size of your house and your heating system; if you have a combination of boiler and sealed system, it will take less time to perform because there is no need to cap off the expansion piping and the cold feed.
It usually takes around 12 hours to power flush a system thoroughly, and it is also possible to power flush a three bedroom system for 5 hours.
Only professionals who are Gas safe registered should perform a power flush. We have highly qualified and reputable engineers who have been trained and licensed to handle specialist equipment and chemicals that are needed to carry out a successful power flush.
We also perform repairs and replacements of parts.
The cost of a power flush varies, call us today on 02034752302 to get an accurate and no obligation quote for what it will cost you to power flush your system.
When you call us, our expert team of Gas Safe engineers will perform various visual checks and tests on your heating system and boiler to help us identify the real problem and the potential areas of sludge build-up and corrosion.
We will also know and advise you if a power flush is needed and let you know of any potential risks that may arise in the corroded areas. The incidence of sludge and rust forming depends on the materials your heat exchanger is made of.
That’s why we always advise our clients to go for copper heat exchangers instead of stainless steel because the former is more durable than the latter. Stainless steel corrodes faster than copper.
We also highly recommend a power flush before installing a new boiler; this will prevent pre-existing sludge and rust in your radiators or pipework from causing damages to your new boiler.
There are a lot of advantages of a power flush, and some of them are:
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There are lots of videos online showing how to do a power flush yourself, and there are also power flush kits for hire, you might think to do it yourself will reduce cost, but you might be causing more problems for your system than the one you are trying to solve.
It is not advisable to carry out a power flush by yourself because it is a risky and complicated procedure, and it should be left for professionals only.
This process involves the use of special equipment and chemicals which must be handled with care. The chemicals and equipment used in this procedure must be handled by trained individuals.
Also, by doing a power flush yourself, you might invalidate your manufacturer’s warranty. When you allow professionals like us carry out a power flush for you, we will give you a certificate showing that a power flush has been carried out.
This certificate is very important, especially if you have to tender it as evidence to your manufacturer or your insurance provider that all the work carried out on your system was done by a professional.
You might also do the work incorrectly and cause more damages. Book us, we are a qualified and Gas safe registered company, and we will give you the best of service.
A magnetic filter will not give you the same result as a power flush; it will only protect a system that is still working well from future sludge blockages.
In some severe cases, you may have to replace vital parts in your heating system than doing a power flush. A power flush cannot fix broken parts; our team of professional engineers will be able to advise you on what to do if this is the case.
We are a team of professionals, and Gas Safe registered engineers who have years of experience and will give you nothing but the best service.