Phoenix gas and heating is covering a large portion of north east, which thoroughly cleans rust / sludge from central heating systems fixing cold radiators and noisy boilers guaranteeing you a warmer home with improved hot water and reduced gas bills. Get your tailored quotation now
Radiators are cold because they contain dirty water and are clogged up with corrosion debris (sludge). In this state the heating system burns a lot more fuel as it struggles to heat the home.
Boilers make loud banging noises called "kettling" because corrosion debris ( sludge ) blocks and damages the heat exchanger. Blockages reduce circulation causing boilers to overheat and cut out.
If radiators are stone cold then corrosion debris ( sludge) maybe blocking radiator pipes and the sooner the system is power flushed the better before blockages become permanent and need to be cut out.
Hot water fluctuates hot and cold due to corrosion debris ( sludge) in the combi boiler domestic heat exchanger. Flow reduce to a trickle due to limescale. If the problem is left too long the domestic heat exchanger may need to be replaced.
An engineer will connect a pump to your central heating system. If it’s a combi it will be connected at the pump head but if it’s a system boiler it will be connected at the circulation pump. This pump will push special chemicals through the pipes, boiler and radiators.
This includes a chemical that will remove sludge and rust, a descaler to remove limescale and corrosion inhibitor to help prevent future rust from forming. The engineer will collect and dispose of any contaminated water, debris or particles that they remove from the system.
The engineer may also use special tools on the exterior of the radiator to dislodge stubborn blockages. They should be able to measure the temperature of your radiators before they have started work and then show you the improvement after the Power flush.
The whole process can last anything from 6 – 10 hours depending on the number of radiators in your home, the age of the system and the severity of the sludge in the system. The engineer may find more problems than originally anticipated such as needing new parts to replace those that have been damaged beyond repair. Most Power flush jobs can be completed in one day but some of the more severe cases may require longer.
A qualified engineer will be able to perform repairs, replacements and carry out a Power flush.
There are lots of factors that will affect the price of a Power flush such as size and complexity of the heating system, not to mention any incidental troubleshooting that crops up. A Power flush can cost anything between £300 to £1000+ but will also vary from engineer to engineer. Sometimes there will be additional costs like extra descaler chemicals or replacing the TRVs.
It’s important that your central heating system is as efficient as it can be at all times and, although a Powerflush can be an expensive process, it can also save a lot of money over time in reduced heating bills.
In some particularly severe cases you may find that it’s actually more cost effective to replace the system than carry out a Power flush. A Power flush will not fix broken parts. If a blockage has caused a part to break that will add time and cost to the job to get the system back to optimum performance. A professional will be able to advise you if this is the case.
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