If your heating system is starting to show signs of wear and tear it may be time for you to get a power flush to remove any build up of sludge and grime which may have accumulated within your pipes and radiators.
What’s a Power Flush?
A power flush is a process carried out by central heating engineers designed to remove sludge build-up in the boiler, pipes and radiators that make up your central heating system. A power flushing unit sends water through your central-heating system at high velocity to dislodge any build-up of sludge, rust and other debris.
This helps to improve the efficiency and lifespan of the boiler and central heating system and prevent breakdowns. As with so many plumbing issues, regular maintenance (including power flushing) is the best way to keep your system in shape.
When does my central heating system need a power flush?
One or more of these symptoms could indicate that your central heating system would benefit from a power flush:
- Cold radiators with only a hot strip at the top
- Black sludgy water in the heating system (shown by radiator removal or a failed heating pump or valve replacement)
- Poor circulation to a system that used to work better
- A magnet attaching to copper pipe-work (signs of iron sludge within)
- An overflowing attic header tank