How to Power Flush

Learn the basics of how to power flush and the benefits of doing one to your boiler.   Power flushing is a cleaning process for your boiler or central heating system. Doing a power flush can eliminate build up of sludge and scale that cause your system to work inefficiently. When done correctly, a power flush will only take 6 hours to complete. A larger heating systems or those that have more build up may take longer to work on. But what happens during the process? Instead of asking your engineer how to power flush, we’ve outlined the process for you below.   How to Power Flush A power flushing machine is used for this process. The machine has a pump that is used to connect to the system. Your engineer will take a water sample from the system to determine the severity of corrosion and scale. Fresh water and cleaning chemicals will be used to clean out the pipes. The machine makes a powerful flow that is combined with the instant flow reverse device to dislodge and move the deposits and corrosion that usually resist traditional cleaning methods. Water is flushed into and released out of the system several times. In the initial flush, water is used to remove large build ups within the system. After the initial cleanse, your engineer will add a chemical cleaner to further remove corrosion and other deposits. After this, fresh water is pushed through the system again to push out contaminated water. Radiators are also pumped and flushed individually. Once the process is done,  the system is filled once again with water...

Power Flushing

Are you thinking about getting power flushing for your boiler? Learn more about it here.   What is Power Flushing? Over time, corrosion can build up in your boiler system. This creates a sludge that greatly affects the efficiency of your boiler. In sever cases, power flushing is the only option available to effectively solve the problem. A “power flush” is a process of cleansing your boiler. The process aims to remove build up of sludge, rust and other debris in your central heating system. Doing this one- off deep clean make sure that your radiators are heating properly and you no longer have to worry about cold spots. A properly maintained boiler increases its life and helps keep your energy bills low. In the long run, you also have lower risks of a boiler breakdown.   Do you need a Power Flush? Some customers are not sure whether they actually need a power flush, and are afraid that they are paying extra for something unnecessary. There are several signs that can help you decide if you should avail of a power flush. These include: cold areas on radiators excessively noisy boiler or heating system pump discoloration in the water when you bleed the radiators the boiler takes a long time to heat up tap water gets cloudy If you are planning to connect a new boiler replacement to your old heating system, it is advisable that you do power flushing. Because most new boilers are condensing boilers, contaminants present in the current heating system can damage the internal pipes of the new boiler quickly. Power flushing will remove...

The Significance of Gas Safe Registered Engineers

Who are Gas Safe registered engineers? When we talk about gas heating systems, the term “Gas Safe registered engineers” always crops up. Is it just a classification of workers or is there something special about this breed of professionals in the gas industry? At RJ Gas Appliances Ltd, we pride ourselves of the fact that we only employ Gas Safe registered engineers to render services to our clients. Gas Safe registered engineers are the only people that are legally-certified to render service in gas-related industries. These people have spent time, money and effort to undergo proper training in the installation, repair and inspection of gas appliances that are used for cooking and heating our homes.  They must then undergo rigid examinations in order to get certification the area of gas work that they intend to do.  These certifications are under the United Kingdom Accreditation Service and known as the Nationally Accredited Scheme (ACS), or they may have the equivalen S/NVQ qualifications.  They are accredited only on their areas of competency. After receiving a recognised certification, they must then register with the Gas Safe Register.   It is legally mandated that workers in this industry must register with the Gas Safe Register in order to practice their trade. Only Gas Safe registered engineers are legally allowed to undertake gas works in our home or in commercial gas industries.  People who are not registered are then deemed illegal gas engineers and are accountable to the law. There are many reports of accidents happening, sometimes resulting to dire consequences, because the work done on gas-related installations or repairs were done by illegal gas engineers.  The...

Boiler Noise Reduction

Are you currently hearing boiler noise that sounds a little concerning? RJ Gas Appliances Ltd can check your boilers and ensure that it’s nothing serious. If there is something wrong, then we will make sure that it’s fixed before we call it a day. Why do boiler noise occur? Generally, boilers operate very quietly that you wouldn’t even notice that it is in operation. You only get the hot water and heat that you needed during the winter. However, just like any machines and equipments, they age. In that process, you will probably hear boiler noises coming from your boiler and sometimes its efficiency and safety could be affected. There are reasons why boiler noise occurs. Your flow rate is wrong and this is caused by having a pump that’s too small. The thermostat is not properly operating and so the burner could have been working double time. Your central heating system could have been poorly designed which impedes the flow of water. Your burner could possibly be a little too big for your boiler. There is air trapped in your system. Dealing with Boiler Noise A noisy boiler is just one of the most common boiler problems encountered by many households. When this happens, there may be a need for you to seek help from a professional heating engineer in London. What the heating engineer will do is to check your central heating system and identify the causes of the boiler noise. If needed, a power flushing will be performed in order to remove the limescale, sludge or any other deposits found in oyour system. After the process...

Power Flushing Benefits

Are you looking for someone who can help you restore your central heating system through power flushing? There’s only one name that you need to remember — RJ Gas Appliances Ltd.  Our company only employs trained and certified heating engineers who can get the work done. What is Power Flushing? Power Flushing is a method used in cleaning central heating systems. A chemical is used by a heating engineer in order to remove the lime scales,  sludges, slime and rust that formed inside because if these are not removed, it can cause serious damage and it can affect the efficiency of your system. When Should You Do It? You are experiencing boiler failure but you couldn’t exactly pinpoint what’s wrong with it. It is possible that the presence of sludge can affect the efficiency of your system.  There are other signs that you should look at for besides having a boiler failure. Your boiler is making noise. There is a reduction of your hot water temperature. Your boiler overheats just when you needed hot water. You noticed that there are cold spots on your radiator. You see sludge and rust on your central heating system. If either one of these are present then it is possible that you may have to get that much needed power flushing. Benefits of Power Flushing Power flushing is something that anyone who owns a central heating system needs to do especially when you notice the different symptoms. If done correctly, it can bring about different benefits such as: Improved System Efficiency. You can now say goodbye to an irritatingly noisy boiler and cold...

Power Flush Basics

What’s a power flush? How does it help? Do I need one? If these are just some of the questions that are running through your head, don’t worry. Let RJ Gas Appliances Ltd help you out. We will be able to address your concerns especially if they are related to power flush and the central heating systems. All About Power Flush A power flush is a process used to clean the central heating system in order to get rid of the sludges or rust that can affect the system’s efficiency. It does more than just cleaning because it also aims to bring back the normal flow of water in the system and at the same time eliminating the noise that you hear from the boiler or the pump. How is it done? Due to the specialization needed for the task, a power flush is carried out by a heating engineer. A pumping unit is connected into the central heating system and a cleansing chemicals are used in order to flush out any ‘dirt’ or residues in the system. The chemicals used during the process are designed to remove rusts and sludged or take out the lime scale. The length of time it takes to finish the entire process is dependent on how big your system is. How do I know if I need a Power Flush? Power flushing is not something that you need to do month after month although it is recommended if you plan to connect a new boiler to your older or existing heating system. You need to be more observant and watch out for the...
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