Boiler and central heating systems are extensive in nature, and full it twists and sharp turns, which means it’s not particularly surprising that they get full of dirt and gunk over the years. While this isn’t visible to you, make no mistake, it’s absolutely happening in the background. This can be detrimental to the effectiveness and efficiency of your central heating system, though it’s possible you won’t notice this because this a very gradual loss of performance. However, there’s no reason that you need to worry – at Ealing Plumbing Pros, we have a solution up our sleeve. Our power flushing service is designed to remove the impurities that have accumulated in your system, and there are a number of benefits available to those who place their trust in this service. Read on below to find out more.
What is Power Flushing?
So, what exactly is power flushing, and how does the process work? As the name indicates, a power flush is a process where a chemical is circulated through your central heating system (radiators, pipes, and boiler system) at a high pressure. This is very effective at removing dirt, gunk, rust, and sludge from the various components present. As the blockages are removed, one after the other, your system becomes more and more capable of channelling water through freely. A power flush typically takes about 8 hours, but the more extensive and complicated your system, the longer the process needs.
Look at the Signs
All of the gunk and muck that you’re trying to eliminate from your system with a power flush is safely ensconced in your system – and therefore out of sight. So, how do you know when you might need to have a power flush performed? Well, there are tell-tale signs to watch out for. If your radiators are cold in specific spots, particularly at the bottom, that could be a warning sign. Additionally, a noisy boiler or noisy radiators might also bear investigation. Hot pipes and cold radiators, frequent breakdowns, and a slow, cumbersome heating system are further signs of trouble.
Time to Invest
Of course, there are times when you ought to get a power flush performed besides when you notice that there might be signs that your system isn’t performing optimally. For one, if you’re investing your money into a new boiler, it’s recommended that you have the rest of the system cleared out before the installation takes place. This is a near-necessity, as you otherwise risk your new boiler getting contaminated immediately, which would make a mockery of the investment in your new boiler that you’ve just made.
There are a number of reasons to get a power flush for your central heating system, and the breadth of what’s on offer might surprise you. Firstly, the system is going to function more optimally, which means heating your property more quickly and efficiently. That also will likely mean lower utility bills too. Beyond that, you can expect fewer breakdowns and repair issues, and a longer lifespan for your boiler.