Why power flush a heating system?
A power flush for a heating system is like a service for your heating system. When you service your boiler, you are only looking at the internal components of the boiler. A power flush will clean the entire heating system, including the boilers heat exchangers.
Cleaning them, will remove any grime, sludge or lime build-up which reduces the efficiency of the entire heating system. Grime on radiators will cause cold spots and will reduce the amount of heat that a radiator can let out. Grime in a pump will cause additional wear and strain on the pump and will eventually stop it working. This will stop your entire heating system from operating. Grime build-up on your boilers heat exchangers will cause them to output less heat than when they were new.
The power flush chemicals will be forced around the entire heating system pipework and radiators and cylinder and this will get them shining internally. When we have finished with the cleaning chemical, we will input a system inhibitor to your heating system. This will prevent future build-up of grime, sludge or lime.
A Power flush is not required on all heating systems, though it can be beneficial for solving lots of heating system problems.
Where would a power flush be beneficial?
- Removing radiator water black or iron oxide sludge.
- If your heating system is slow to heat up.
- If you have cold spots in the middle of the radiators.
- Unusual noises from your boiler.
- Repeated pump failures.
- Radiators must be bled of air frequently.
- Pin hole in radiator body which is leaking.