Power Flushing in Berkhamsted
Power flushing in Berkhamsted is the only productive way of dealing with sludge build up in a boiler and central heating system. A Power Flush will also prevent any future water quality troubles occuring and almost all boiler manufacturers insist on one every time a new boiler is installed. A filter like the Magnaclean or Spirotech is also recommended for longer lasting protection.
Power flushing in Berkhamsted is the method by which central heating systems are forcibly cleaned out using water and chemicals at high velocity, but low pressure, in order that no physical damage is caused to the system. We drain the heating system and then remove the central heating pump or a radiator then we connect the power flushing machine to your system and we add heavy duty cleansing chemicals.
Why Invest in Power Flushing?
Cold or Luke Warm Radiators are among the signs and symptoms that you’ve got a problem with your central heating system which power flushing in Berkhamsted can help with.
Slow Heating Response is one of the symptoms you might need a powerflush in your central heating system, normally identified when radiators take a long time to warm up or you dont get the heat out of them needed.
If you’re hearing unfamiliar noises originating from your central heating pump, surges grating this is a very clear warning sign your pump is struggling and becoming blocked with sludge.
Many reasons exist for why you need to invest in power flushing in Berkhamsted, and here at 24-7 Plumbing & Heating Berkhamsted we know that our clients must be kept informed of these facts since the more sludge that’s taken out, the more effective your heating will be:
- Reliability – clean systems are less likely to break-down stemming from internal damage
- Life-span – your entire system lasts a lot longer with appropriate inhibitor levels
- Cost savings – you’ll spend less on malfunctions and repairs in the long-term
HOW DOES IT WORK?
On arrival the entire system is put into operation and every radiator is checked using an infra red thermometer to find out where the problem places are. The power flushing equipment is connected into the heating system, either across the circulator pump couplings or through the tails of 1 radiator.
A preliminary flush is conducted to remove all circulating sludge and debris from the system. This is followed by adding a chemical cleanser to the system and allowed to circulate round the system for up to Two hours. The powerful flow, mixed with instantaneous flow reverser device, will dislodge and suspend deposits and corrosion which endure traditional system cleaning strategies.
A Magnaclean powerflushing filter is also used to clear away circulating black iron oxide contamination from the flushing water rapidly and simply. Using the power of magnets it attracts magnetic iron oxides away from the water flow.
The cyclone construction guides contaminated water via a high power magnetic field, so that even the littlest of contaminants are retained on the central magnets, from which they are cleaned after and during the power flushing operation. Larger particles, which might otherwise cause blockages in small bore pipework, are also stopped from re-entering the heating system.
When the corrosion and sludge deposits have been loosened and mobilised, a third and final flush is completed using fresh clean water which is forced throughout the heating system, pushing the remainder of the contaminated water out through a full bore dump valve to waste. During the process, radiators are individually flushed, without removing or disconnecting them from the system, by directing the full output of the powerflush machines pump through each radiator individually. An electronic vibraclean radiator hammer is used to vibrate every individual radiator, this will help to loosen any remaining sludge or debris in the bottom of the radiators to ensure they are thoroughly clear
At the end of the flushing process, the system contains fresh clean water.
Inhibitor is then added to the system to provide long-term anti-corrossion protection.
Each radiator is examined for TDS (totally dissolved solids) levels, which must be within 10ppm of the property tap water.
On completion a Powerflush certificate shall be issued to show the system has been powerflushed to BS 7953-2006
System flushing will not remedy design or mechanical faults, which should be rectified, but in most cases it will cure the problems as a result of these.