What is a heating system power flush and why is it important?

There are many reasons a power flush may be beneficial to your heating system to ensure it is well maintained and working efficiently. Carrying out a heating system power flush can prolong the life of your heating system, significantly improve its efficiency and help prevent unnecessary breakdowns.

What is a heating system power flush?

Power flushing is a process that uses chemicals to flush out any sludge or debris that may have settled and collected in your radiators and heating system. Over time sludge and debris can collect within your radiators and heating system and can affect the performance of your heating system and if left untreated may cause your heating system to breakdown.

Ensuring you maintain your heating system with a regular power flush will ensure that the build up of sludge and debris is cleared and will allow the water in your central heating system to circulate through the whole system and heat your home efficiently.

Power flushing when installing a new boiler

If you are having a new boiler installed into an old heating system it is recommended you power flush the heating system to remove any contaminants, sludge and debris that has collected in the old central heating system. Without a power flush the performance of your new boiler could be affected. It is advisable to speak to the engineer installing your new boiler about power flushing before the installation is carried out.  

Could your heating system benefit from a power flush?

It is good practice to ensure you power flush your heating system regularly to ensure it is free from debris and sludge and working to its full capacity. It is important your heating system power flush is carried out by a Gas Safe recommended heating and plumbing engineer, such as Tailor-Made Property Services to ensure the validity of your insurance and warranty.  

DIY power flushing would not give you the required power flush certificate required by insurance companies to cover the repairs and maintenance on central heating systems. Without the correct certification your insurance and warranty may be invalid and not cover any future work needed.  

There are a number of symptoms to look out for which could suggest you have sludge in your heating system and could benefit from a power flush.

Cold spots on radiators or cold rooms

If you have cold spots on your radiators or find that some rooms are colder than others, your heating system could benefit from a power flush. If your radiators are warm at the top but cold at the bottom it could be a sign that you have a build up of sludge and debris in the bottom of your radiators which is preventing them from working properly.  

You may also find that some rooms heat up quicker than others or some feel colder than others, both of these symptoms could be overcome with a heating system power flush to remove the sludge and debris and improve the efficiency of your heating system.

Heating takes a long time to heat up

If you find yourself putting the heating on and waiting a long time for your home to heat up, it could be time for a heating system power flush. Having a heating system that isn’t working to its full capacity can be frustrating, especially in the winter months and if left untreated your heating system could breakdown leaving you without heating and a significant repair bill.

Radiators need bleeding more often

If your radiators need bleeding more often or the water from your radiators is dark and discoloured, you could have sludge and debris in your radiators and could benefit from a heating system power flush.

Little or no hot water

Being left without hot water is a situation everyone wants to avoid, if you find that you have limited or no hot water it may be time to consider a power flush of your heating system to help remove sludge and improve the circulation of water.

Noisy heating system

If you notice that the pipes and radiators in your heating system are making more noise than usual, you could have a build up of magnetite in your system. The noise is caused by the system struggling to deal with blockages and can be solved with a heating system power flush.

Consequences of not power flushing your heating system

Homeowners and landlords often view power flushing as an unnecessary expense, but without power flushing your system may: 

●      Run inefficiently, which can lead to higher energy bills and repair costs.

●      Breakdown and stop working, leaving you without heating.

●      Form pin holes in radiators and heat exchangers.

●      Leak oxide sludge that could cause damage to flooring.

Power flushing heating systems with Adey MagnaCleanse

At Tailor-Made Property Services we use Adey MagnaCleanse to carry out power flushing of heating systems. The MagnaCleanse system combines chemicals and filtration to help remove sludge and magnetite from central heating systems to help them work more efficiently and problem free. The filtration system allows smaller pieces of debris to be removed and helps keep your heating system working at full capacity.  

The RapidFlush filter and MagnaCleanse system precision agitator removes more sludge in 20 seconds than can be extracted in 30 minutes without it. It even shifts hardened debris, reducing the need to remove radiators to completely clean the system. MagnaCleanse can be used on combination/sealed systems and open vented systems.

Benefits of using MagnaCleanse to power flush heating system

There are a number of benefits of using MagnaCleanse to power flush your heating system, including: 

●      Heating system power flushing can be completed in as little as 2 hours.

●      Cleansed system ensure optimum results any additional protection.

●      Provides effective, ongoing protection for the system.

●      Improves central heating performance and efficiency.

●      Extends the life of the system.

About Tailor-Made Property Services

At Tailor-Made Property Services we offer a range of high quality property services to homeowners, landlords and residential property managers in Romsey, Southampton and surrounding areas. We provide a friendly, professional and reliable service 7 days a week, 365 days a year in Romsey, Southampton and the surrounding areas. 

As a homeowner, you want to live in a property that’s warm, dry and above all safe. Our heating and plumbing services in Romsey and Southampton, includes gas boiler, fire and cooker installations, repairs and servicing and power flushing services.  

As a fully qualified and Gas Safe Registered engineer in Romsey, Southampton and surrounding areas, we provide the following heating and plumbing services:  

●      Central Heating Repair

●      Central Heating Installation

●      Gas Safety Certificates

●      Homeowner Gas Certificates

●      Gas Appliance Installs

●      Boiler Servicing

●      Power Flushing

●      Plumbing in Appliances

●      Fitting Taps

●      Fitting Shower Valves

●      Cistern Repairs 

Whether you want to book a visit or request a quote for a power flush of your heating system, get in touch with Rebecca or Paul on 01794 329 831 or email us at info@tailormadepropertyservices.co.uk

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