Powerflushing

What is a powerflush?

a powerflush is in simple terms cleaning all of the iron oxide (the black stuff) out of your system and replacing it with clean clear water.iron oxide can seriously harm your central heating system components and boiler. and more importantly your pocket, it causes restrictions and blockages in your central heating system, meaning everything has to work much harder to heat up your house.it will also cause your central heating pump to work double time and this causes wear much faster so your pump will work slower together with blockages soon you’ll have no heating at all and need a new pump!

A few ways to tell if you will benefit from a powerflush/cleanse

  • System is banging and making noise

  • Frequently having to bleed radiators

  • Radiators cold at the bottom

  • No heating at all but boiler fires up on demand

These are just a few things that can be an indication that you need a power-flush but if your not sure just call us and we will be happy to help.

so youve had a powerflush/cleanse. now what?

well heres where you make your money back.your heating will heat up a lot faster by a lot i mean up-to 5x quicker depending on how severe the issue was before.your boiler will be almost silent because there’s no restrictions so it can work how it was designed to. and your gas bill will be reduced! because your boiler wont be over working and wll be working how it should be it will be more efficient therefore saving you money in gas bills.

powerflush vs system cleanse 

we work on the basis of this if a system is so badly blocked up it doesn’t circulate at all then you need a power flush this is a big pump pretty much that pushes the water through at high speed and pushes blockages out. this method takes around a day sometimes more and uses lots of water.

stystem cleanse is needed if the water does circulate but the bottom of the radiators are cold. a cleanse consists of adding  two extremely strong magnets to your system.irion oxide is magnetic so as it passes the magnets it is grabbed black water goes in clear water comes out there a brilliant bit of kit.thus method can take as little as 2 hours and hardly any water is wasted.

Some advice

this only really is a summer time tip you know when your heating is off for months? well you need to turn it on now and then to get the valves mooving and the water circulating.everyone talks about all the boiler breakdown when it gets cold and most of the time its a stuck valve in the boiler or else were. also when the water is not circulating the irion oxide slowly drops down to the lowest point so one winter you will have red hot radiator the next you dont because all of the irion oxide is now sitting at the bottom of your system going rock hard!. we recommend turning your heating on one a week for an hour  to prevent this.