Many of our customers throughout Preston, Lancashire ask us about Powerflushing. Powerflushing is possibly the most effective and efficient way of cleaning out a central heating installation. Powerflushing works by allowing a strong flow of clean, fresh water to pass through the central heating system, under controlled conditions, removing unwanted dirt and debris.
The powerflushing unit is connected to the heating circuit where the system pump, boiler or radiator is normally situated. Now, the central heating system can be thoroughly flushed of debris.
If the correct water treatment methods are not adhered to, corrosion debris will undoubtably build up in the boiler system resulting in limescale deposition. It is possible that up to 30% of the systems fuel consumtion will go to waste.
You may notice the noise from your boiler system incresing, both in frequency and intensity. This is due to deposits of sludge and scale building up in an unprotected boiler.
Most people have noticed cooler low central areas of their radiators. A cool spot of this nature is a good indicator that a build up of sediment is restricting flow and lowering heat output.
If the top area of a radiator seems cool during operation, it is common that either hydrogen or air is the cause. Hydrogen gas builds up as a result of electrolytic corrosion. Hydrogen gas is flammable so caution is required here.
The magnetic and abrasive properties of black oxide sludge increases shaft and bearing wear in pumps, causing them to stick or fail entirely.
Should your heating system fail as a result of a build up of debris, it can be very costly and inconvenient. A system failure can be avoided by taking the following common sense steps...
Adding an Inhibitor - Once your central heating system has been thoroughly cleaned and professionally flushed the use of a chemical inhibitor and scale reducer will keep the system trouble free. Should the concentration levels of the inhibitor fall below recommended levels, the problem of debris build up will eventually re-occur.