Power Flushing

Are you thinking about getting power flushing for your boiler? Learn more about it here.


Power Flushing

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 sludge and debris in the heating system to allow a more efficient use of your new boiler.

Remember that only a gas safe registered engineer can do a power flush. If you think your heating system needs power flushing, or you need advise about it from a professional, call RJ Gas today and we’d be happy to help.