Power Flushing

Power Flushing Machine

Power Flushing Machine

Power Flushing

I will point out at the start of this article that I am a plumber and once having read this article and watched our video, that should you have any further Power Flushing questions do get in touch and we will try and answer them as best we can.

All central heating systems become clogged with sludge, small iron particles and the residues from soldering copper pipes during the installation process.  This sediment can over time block heating pipes, and thus reduce the efficient distribution of heat throughout your home. This may over time lead to higher fuel energy bills, whilst also reducing the life span of your heating system.

What is Power Flushing ?

Power Flushing is the process by which the removal of sludge, rust and other debri from a central heating system is removed using a purpose made Power Flushing machine, in conjunction with water and chemical based products to help break down the debri build ups within the heating system. The water and chemical mixture is then pumped around the system at high velocity, whilst also multi directional, to aggregate all the particle debri within the heating system prior to dumping this sludge water to an appropriate drainage point.

Power Flushing

Should your heating system show signs of any of the below, Power Flushing may help;

1 The system is slow to warm up?

2 Are some radiators completely or partially cold, with cold spots?

2 Do radiators need frequent bleeding?

3 Is the central heating water dirty and discoloured?

4 Radiators with pin holes perforations and or leakage?

5 Are there kittling noises from the boiler?

6 Do you have repeated pump failures?

7 Do you have repeated diverter valve failures?

Power Flushing Equipment

Power Flushing Equipment

Any new heating system will start to corrode the moment it is first turned on. This is a result of the 2 primary metals found within a heating system, one being copper and the second being iron from the radiators. During the radiator manufacture lots of small iron filings are produced and remain lodged within the radiator upon installation in your home. When the two metals meet they start a process called electrolysis, this process with the constant flow of water passing through the system creates a black iron oxide/ magnetite, which will build up quickly restricting the flow of water passing through the central heating distribution pipework, putting more pressure on the heating pump, which ultimately will result in pump failure and may eventually result in a complete system breakdown all together. Black iron oxide/ magnetite, makes your boiler work harder, which in turn uses more fuel and increases global warming. The overall effect will cost you more money to run and maintain your heating system.

During the Power Flushing process a sludge removing chemical will be added to assist in removing any and all debri from the heating system.  On completion of the Power Flushing, and all radiators having been fully flushed by a competent trades person a central heating inhibitor is added. The heating inhibitor should be checked annually and will protect your heating system for life.

If you live in a hard water area I would advise the installation of a water softener on the cold water fill to your heating system after power flushing.

Power Flushing Chemicals

Power Flushing Chemicals