The need for power flushing comes from a build-up of oxide sludge and calcium in the central heating system. Sludge or calcium build up in a heating system means there could be an underlying problem that is allowing air to get into the central heating system, causing radiators and heat exchangers to corrode. This leaves rust and debris in the bottom of radiators which corrodes down into oxide sludge. This then leads to blocked waterways in radiators, pipe work and heat exchangers. Blockages slow down the transfer of heat which causes pipe, valve and heating control server damage. It will, in some cases, lead to boiler replacement.
A power flush is designed to remove this sludge build up which should improve the efficiency and lifespan of your central heating system, and will mean less breakdowns. A power flush should be carried out by a qualified central heating engineer - it is dangerous to try and attempt it yourself. We would recommend getting a power flush when you notice the following symptoms in your boiler.
Symptoms that indicate you may need power flushing in your Eastbourne Home:
- Boiler switching on and off frequently
- Boiler constantly breaking down
- Boiler making banging and/or knocking noises
- Central heating radiators taking a long time to heat up
- Radiators getting cold spots
- Boiler making “kettling" noise
For more information on power flushing for your heating system contact Forward Plumbing Services today. Book in online or give us a call on 01323 302 196.