Powerflushing

Central Heating Powerflushing in Milton Keynes & Northampton

What is powerflushing?

Powerflushing is a method of cleaning out the pipework in your central heating system, in order to remove the sludge, slime, and other debris that habitually builds up inside any closed water system.

Water is forced through your central heating system at low pressure, but high speed, sometimes with a mobilising or cleansing agent added to it for greater efficacy. This rapid flow of water breaks up any blockages found in the system, whilst protecting the pipes themselves, ejecting any deposits at the other end.

Your pipes and radiators are left clean as a whistle, which means that they will not only fill quicker, but also radiate heat faster, and be more energy efficient following the treatment.

Does my central heating system need powerflushing?

Are you experiencing the following?

  • Cold spots in radiators
  • Loud banging noises from the boiler
  • Noisy pipes due to restrictions
  • Radiator cold at top
  • Radiator cold at bottom
  • Blocked pipes & valves due to sludge or limescale
  • Boiler cutting out due to damaged or blocked pump
  • Dirty brown or black water present when bleeding radiators
  • Little or no hot water due to blocked pipes and heat exchanges

There has yet to be a central heating system built that does not result in the build-up of sludge in the pipes. This is a natural consequence of the constant heating, cooling, and reheating of the water.

It is recommended that you powerflush your system before installing a new boiler. After all, why have a brand new boiler if you’re unable to guarantee that it will be working at its top-rate?

For general maintenance, there are tell-tale signs that your system is in need of powerflushing. These include: if your radiators have definite cold spots, or are noticeably colder at the top or the bottom of the radiator. This suggests that the hot water is not able to circulate properly due to build-ups. If there are banging noises coming from your boiler, or your pipes, this could indicate a blockage in the pipes themselves, which is restricting the flow of water. Likewise, your boiler cutting out at random intervals could be a sign of a blockage or damage to the pump.

What will powerflushing my pipes do for me?

Ultimately, you will end up with a more efficient central heating system. The hot water will circulate better in the pipes and the radiators, meaning that it takes less time (and less energy) to heat up the system, resulting in a cosier home and a noticeable reduction in your energy bills.

Also, with any blockages removed from the system, you should notice that the whole set-up runs a lot more quietly than before.

With a powerflush you will achieve:

  • A more efficient systems
  • Better circulation
  • Faster heat-up
  • Up to 25% saving on fuel bills
  • Lime scale protection
  • Quieter system

What next?

If you need powerflushing in Milton Keynes and Northampton, view our price list page for our competitive prices and get in touch today on 0800 689 3706, and a member of our team will be only too happy to assist you.