What is a power flush?

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A Power Flush is a process which removes sludge build up in your boiler, pipes and radiators.

  • Is your boiler noisy?
  • Are your radiators taking longer to heat up?
  • Do you have cold spots on your radiator?
  • Is your radiator leaking?
  • Do your radiators need bleeding more often?
  • Is there dirty water coming out of the radiators?
  • Are your radiators cold but your pipes hot?
  • Frequent breakdowns?

All of these are signs that you may have a build up of sludge in your central heating system.

The process should be carried out by a Gas Safe registered heating engineer. There are many benefits to having a Power Flush.

  • Improved efficiency of your boiler
  • Can increase the life span of your system
  • Prevents unnecessary breakdowns
  • Enhanced energy efficiency
  • Improves system reliability
  • Reduced noises from boiler and radiators
  • Radiators warm up quicker
  • Can lower fuel bills

If you have your boiler serviced annually, as recommended, then a preventative flush should only be needed every 5 or 6 years. However, this can vary dependent on the system you have.

If you are having a new boiler, a cleanse should be carried out beforehand. This will help to prevent your new system from being contaminated by the sludge from your old system.

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