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Powerflush Service

Powerflushing service in Peterborough & Cambridgeshire

Central heating system powerflushing service in Peterborough & Cambridgeshire.
Heating system and Radiator cleaning for new and existing boilers of any type.
Undertaken by energy efficiency qualified heating engineer and Gas Safe (previously corgi gas) registered Boiler engineer.
Be wary of engineers NOT Gas Safe registered performing "work" on gas appliances during a powerflush.

Why do I need a powerflush ?

Powerflushing is the fast and efficient way to remove sludge and debris from new and existing systems in order to restore or maintain the energy efficiency of your central heating system. The procedure/ time taken to powerflush varies depending on the size and condition of the system. It is recommended to powerflush before installing a new boiler to protect and extend the system’s life and maintain the boiler’s Sedbuk energy efficiency rating.Pipes and boiler components can clog up from sludge causing expensive breakdowns and call outs to heating engineers.

Do you have radiator problems such as -

  • Cold spots in radiators
  • Radiator cold at the bottom
  • Radiator cold at the top
  • Blocked pipes and valves due to sludge or lime scale
  • Loud banging noises from boiler
  • Noisy pipes due to restrictions
  • Boiler cutting out due to damaged or blocked pump
  • Powerflushing benefits - 

  • More efficient system
  • Up to 25% saving on fuel bills
  • Better circulation
  • Efficient radiators
  • Faster heat up
  • Rust protection
  • Corrosion protection
  • Quieter system
  • Sludge in Central Heating Systems.

    Untreated water in a wet central heating system will naturally corrode metal components. Most poorly maintained or untreated hot water central heating systems suffer from the accumulation of thick sludge deposits. These deposits are usually a mixture of black iron oxide corrosion products, water hardness scales, casting sand, welding debris, non-ferrous metal flakes, paint particles and other undesirable material. The sludge particles can range in size from very large to less than a micron. The smaller particles typically bond to the interior surfaces of components, often causing wear and premature failure of pumps and valves. The heavier types of debris can settle at points of low water flow causing blockages and upsetting the balance of the system, resulting in loss of boiler efficiency and system effectiveness.

    Achieve greater efficiency from your Central heating system.

    Even a small build-up of iron oxide in a standard or modern efficiency boiler results in substantial efficiency loss and fuel wastage.  So, not only does the system perform inadequately, it also costs more to run and maintain

    The powerfluhing process. 

    A pump is connected to your pipe work and a water / chemical cleanser is pumped through the system at high velocity, dislodging and moving the sludge out of the system. Your central heating is now able to give out more heat saving you money on your bills.

    Warning- new and replacement boilers

    Modern efficient boilers have much smaller components then traditional designs (passageway diameter in boiler heat exchangers used to be up to 1cm and can now be 1mm). This means they are very sensitive to anything that could cause a blockage. If a failure occurs where sludge or debris is found present in the new boiler the manufacturers warranty will usually be cancelled. It is not unusaul for boiler manufacturers to test the water in a system during a warranty claim.
    All new central heating systems should be pre-commission cleansed as per BS7593 and Benchmark.
    This ensures flux residues, excess jointing compounds, mineral oil and other contaminants that can be found in the cental heating systems following installation, and that can affect the performance of the heating or cause component failure, are removed. It is important when installing new boilers into old systems that all sludge is first removed from the system or this could accumulate in the new boiler and lead to premature failure. It is important when installing new boilers into old systems that all sludge is first removed from the system or this could accumulate in the new boiler and lead to failure.

    Powerflushing FAQ

    Will there be a mess with a Power Flush? No, there is no mess; we give a V.I.P service to all our clients
    Do you have insurance? - £2 000 000 public liability
    How long does a Power Flush take? Generally starting at about 8:30 am and depending on the size of the system and degree of the problem, the Power Flush will be finished between 2-8 pm
    Do you take of each radiator and individually Power Flush them? No. It is not usual to take radiators off as the Power Flush machine flushes all the radiators from one point on the system.
    Can Power Flushing cause leaking? No. Only if there is a pre-existing problem.
    Do you guarantee your work? Yes. After powerflushing we issue a certificate to confirm cleanliness within your system and that an appropriate rust inhibitor has been added.

    Contact Details

    Call for a professional central heating powerfulshing service in the Peterborough area.
    Gas Safe Registered to work on boilers & Energy Efficiency Qualified.
    Be wary of engineers NOT Gas Safe registered performing "work" on gas appliances -
    whilst working on central heating systems.
    • free estimate
    • no callout charge
    Simon Mason 
    mobile - 07783146897
    landline - 01733 755667
    Gas Safe Register has now replaced Corgi Gas - the regulator for gas engineers