As soon as your heating system is filled for the first time, corrosion (or sludge) begins to form. the combination of different metals, water and air in the heating system results in internal corrosion, sludge in low flow areas and scaling up of the boilers internal components. If left to build, contaminants will slowly reduce the efficiency of your central heating system, eventually leading to breakdown.
Powerflushing is a deep clean that works to remove any debris, rust and sludge that has accumulated within your central heating system. A powerflush will restore the full circulation of water, reviving the output of your boiler and radiators.
A highly powerful pump pushes water around the heating at high speed, mobilising and shifting hardened deposits on the inside of pipework and radiators. Individual radiators can be targeted and the flow can be reversed through the system to capture the most amount of debris. Where necessary, chemicals can be used to speedup and improve the cleaning process.
Why do I need a powerflush?
A central heating powerflush is recommended if you’re installing a new energy efficient condensing boiler. There is no need to remove any radiators to complete the cleaning process. A powerflush will prevent any old contaminants from damaging your new boiler and will extend the life of your current central heating system.
The Proflush Professional System is regarded as one of the best powerflushing machines on the market, constantly being recommended on most recognized UK plumbing forums..
This machine circulates water at high velocity, but low pressure. This doesn't put any undue stress on the heating system. Contrary to popular belief, powerflushing is not detrimental to heating systems. However, any weaknesses "hidden" by sludge in the heating system will be revealed.