How to Power Flush

Learn the basics of how to power flush and the benefits of doing one to your boiler.


How To Power Flush

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 and neutralising crystals and inhibitor are introduced to protect it long term. Your engineer will get another sample of water which will be tested to ensure the cleanliness of the system.

Your clean radiators and heating system will allow for a more efficient and unrestricted heat and hot water circulation.

Call RJ Gas today and schedule one of our engineer who know how to power flush.