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Quick Guide To Powerflushing

You might have heard of powerflushing but be unsure as to what it entails. Here we have a quick guide to powerflushing:

A Quick Guide To Powerflushing – Whats Involved?

Over the years, debris builds up in your pipes and radiators and gradually reduces your central heating systems efficiency. Particularly big build up can lead to expensive breakdowns. A power flush Newton is a technique to remove this sludge from your central heating system and get it running smoothly again.

Powerflush-BeforeDo I Need a Powerflush?

Some of the signs that may indicate that a powerflush is needed are:
  • Radiators that only heat up at the top
  • Black water leaking from radiators
  • A gradual reduction in the overall effectiveness of your system
  • Your loft header tank beginning to overflow
It is also a good idea to have a powerflush if you install a new boiler onto an older central heating system, as the rest of the pipes and radiators will have been in service for many years, and if the sludge gets back into the new parts of the system then they too will be affected.

More About What Powerflush Involves?

A powerflush is performed with a machines called a “pumping station”, which should only be operated by trained Newton-le-Willows plumbers. The “pumping station” gradually removes dirty sludge and replaces it with clean water. It can take an hour and a half or more for the technician to completely clear the system – depending on how many tricky sections need to be cleaned. Once clear, a chemical is added to reduce future build ups. This is called an “inhibitor” and also prevents corrosion.

Powerflush-AfterwardsWho Can Complete a Powerflush?

A Powerflush should only be completed by a trained Gas Safe Registered plumbers Newton, and can be done either separately as a standalone task, or as a part of your regular annual central heating service and gas boiler service inspection.
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