By getting a power flush, you can remove debris like sludge and rust from your central heating. The water in your pipes, boiler and radiators deposit these materials over time. If these contaminants are left in your central heating system, they can affect its efficiency. The sludge in your central heating system can cause blockages and corrosion which can be so damaging a breakdown may occur and an entire boiler replacement may be necessary.

What are the benefits of power flushing?

There are lots of positive reasons for power flushing, these include:

  • Increased lifespan of your central heating system
  • Increased efficiency
  • Reduced risk of breakdown
  • Elimination of settling (banging noises)
  • Peace of mind

After your system has been power flushed, it will instantly be beneficial. Your system will be running much more efficiently, effectively and cleanly. You’ll probably also notice reduced boiler noise and more heat in your radiators.

Signs you need a power flush

These are the signs to look out for to suggest that all is not well in your central heating system.

  • Cold areas on radiators e.g. at the bottom
  • Excessive noise from the boiler or the heating system pump
  • Discoloured water when you bleed the radiators
  • Heating is slow to warm up
  • Cloudy tap water (limescale in system)
  • Radiator cold but pipes are hot
  • Boiler regularly shuts down and needs restarting
  • No water escapes when you bleed a radiator
  • Noisy radiators and or / boiler
  • Small leaks in radiators

If any of these problems sound familiar, it’s time to call 1st Call Gas on 0114 272 2586 to get one of our professional engineers to get your heating back on track.

When do you need a power flush?

With regular servicing and maintenance, you should only need a preventative power flush every 5-6 years to stop blockages from forming.

However, depending on the boiler system you have this may vary. For example, boilers which use copper heat exchanges rather than stainless steel with corrode quicker.

If you need to replace your boiler, then an engineer will need to perform a power flush before the installation, this will reduce the risk of contaminating the new boiler with damaging debris.

Is it worth it?

If the entire system shows signs of bad circulation or you notice more than two signs mentioned above then a power flush will probably be worth the money you pay. However, if only a few radiators are suffering from cold spots then it will probably be much quicker and easier to take the radiators off the wall and flush them separately.

If you’re interested in power flushing and want the opinion of our experts on whether your system could benefit from the process, then CONTACT US TODAY