1st Clear Flow Ltd offer a full central heating power flushing service for both domestic homes and commercial properties throughout the Sussex area.
What is Power Flushing
Power flushing is a service carried out by professional plumbing engineers to remove rust, radiator sludge, scale deposits and air in the radiators, pipes and also the boiler as well.
Signs that your Central Heating System needs a Power Flush
The following are signs that you should be on the lookout for with your central heating system.
• Seizure/failure of the valve or pump
Your pump or valve will fail or seizure when lodged with black oxide sludge. The shaft and bearings experience wear and tear while the valve gets stuck resulting in the inefficiency of the radiator.
• Radiators completely/partially cold or have cold spots on the radiator
If you notice that your radiator has cold spots at the bottom but remains hot at the top, the central heating system is experiencing a sludge problem. Cold spots result from iron oxide build-up that is heavier than water and collects at the bottom, hindering hot water flow.
• Loss of heat and inefficiency or slow to warm up
When your central heating system is poorly maintained, it will have deposits of rust, debris, and buildup of sludge in the pipes. The existence of blockages restricts water flow around the heating system, preventing proper circulation of heat.
• Production of weird noises and functioning intermittently
Weird noises can be irritating and mostly result from the gunk that jams up the heat exchanger. It is also the case when your pump works intermittently.
• Discoloured water as you bleed radiators
When you bleed your radiators, it improves convection and circulation of heat. However, if you notice that the water released is dirty, it’s a sign that a power flush is much needed.
• Hidden signs
You will not always experience any of the noticeable signs. However, this doesn’t mean that debris and sludge aren’t building up. Make a point of power flushing your central heating system once every five years. This way, you will prevent inefficiency and increase its lifespan.
Any of these symptoms could indicate that your system has circulation and flow problems resulting from internal corrosion and the subsequent formation of rust, sludge, and scale deposits. A 1st Clear Flow power flush can restore circulation and efficiency to the heating system by removing these undesirable products. It purges them from the system, and replaces aggressive water with clean water, chemically treated to prevent future problems.
Benefits of Power Flushing your Central Heating System
Once you power flush your heating system, you will notice its benefits immediately, some of which are:
• Extends the lifespan of your central heating system
Accumulation of debris and sludge in your central heating system reduces its performance or results in absolute failure. A power flush corrects these imbalances by clearing the blockage and cleaning it. This way, your heating system achieves its optimal performance and lasts longer.
A power flush can add ten years to the lifespan of your boiler, ensuring that you get service that saves you extra costs. Consider investing in a quality power flush that increases the longevity of your heating system, and allows you to save up for a future upgrade.
• Improves efficiency
There’s no doubt that power flushing increases the efficiency of your central heating system considerably. Once it is clean and clear of sludge and debris, your heating system will work with minimal effort. Consequently, it negates the risk of cold radiators and tepid water. In some instances, regular power flushing will not only increase its lifespan but make it up to 40% more efficient that is almost as good as a new one.
• Reduces cost of energy
A power flush enables your heating system to speed up convection and circulation of heat by the radiator and hot water supply by the boiler. Conversely, you don’t require to turn your thermostat to its maximum because the system reaches its optimal temperature fast. In the long term, you end up consuming less energy weekly, monthly, and annually.
This translates to you spending less on your energy bills, ultimately increasing your annual savings. Also, you will contribute to a greener and sustainable environment by reducing your home carbon footprint.
• Increases reliability
There’s a peace that comes with knowing that your boiler stands a lower chance of breaking down. Power flushing is especially necessary to have during the onset of a cold season like winter to ensure that you have a warm home and water to sustain you throughout. You can focus on more pressing needs as you save on bills.
An efficient heating system allows you to go about your daily activities without worry. You can rest assured that you won’t need to call in a professional to fix it now and then due to failure or malfunction.
Choose 1st Clear Flow for your Power Flush
Our fully qualified plumbing engineers use a Kamco Clearflow power flushing pump with Power flush FX2 and Hyper-Flush flushing chemicals. Systemsafe-DM corrosion and scale inhibitor is added to the system after flushing to give long term protection to the heating system against corrosion and scale.
1st Clear Flow offer Power Flushing in Brighton and Hove, Shoreham, Lancing, Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham, Crawley and throughout East and West Sussex.
Book your central heating Power Flush
If you are experiencing issues with your central heating and require a power flush, 1st Clear Flow Ltd are here to help. Our local knowledgeable plumbing engineers have a wealth of experience, and can optimise your central heating in no time at all. Call 01903 212392 to book your power flush today!
We are now offering a full heating power flush for £425+VAT (Up to 10 radiators)