Central Heating Power Flush & Chemical Flush
Helping keep your system clean and efficient with power and chemical flushing
Revitalise Your Heating System With Power & Chemical Flushing
CGBS are one of the most trusted providers of commercial power flushing and chemical flushing services for central heating systems in London and its surrounding areas. We understand the importance of having a properly functioning central heating system, especially during the colder months. However, over time, central heating systems can accumulate debris, sludge, and other contaminants which can affect their performance and increase energy bills. That’s where we come in. Our expert team of heating engineers uses the best equipment available to thoroughly clean and restore your boiler system, ensuring optimal performance and efficiency. CGBS’ power flushing and chemical flushing services are second to non, leaving your central heating system and radiators squeaky clean. So don’t let a poorly functioning central heating system ruin your comfort and productivity. Contact us today to schedule your flush and we promise no sludge will be left behind!
What is power flushing?
Power flushing is a process that efficiently cleans and removes debris, dirt, and rust from your central heating system. Power flushing does this by utilising a high powered pump to create a high velocity water flow, effectively blasting all the contaminants from your system. It also uses purpose made chemicals to help break down any debris inside your system, making them easier to flush out.
What is chemical flushing?
Chemical flushing is essentially a power flush without the high velocity water. Specialised chemicals combined with water are left to circulate inside your system which will break down any rust, debris, and sludge that accumulates inside pipes, radiators, and boilers. The system’s water is later emptied, alongside any contaminants the chemicals broke down. The central heating system will then have fresh, clean water added to it’s circuit.
Why would I need to power or chemical flush?
Power flushing and chemical flushing is advisable to clear debris for a number of reasons. Firstly it will prolong the life of your heating system, as having debris inside your system means it will have to work harder, putting strain on it’s components. The debris can also cause corrosion which can shorten the lifespan of your system further if left unchecked.
Another reason is to stop cold spots from occurring in your radiators. The debris and sludge in a wet heating system tend to build up towards the bottom of radiators, which can create an uneven heat transfer that will create cold spots in your radiators. Finally, as previously discussed, debris can reduce the efficiency of your radiators due to the extra energy being used, so flushing your system will in turn improve efficiency, decrease energy usage and save you money. What more could you want!
Power flush VS chemical flush
Due to power flushing using high velocity water to blast the debris out of your system, it is ideal for systems containing a large amount of debris or stubborn blockages and cold spots. Whereas chemical flushing is more suited to systems with minor cold spots and smaller amounts of debris inside the system. Chemical flushing is also the preferred method for older, delicate systems or those with fragile components that the high velocity water used by power flushing might damage.
Another difference between the two, is that power flushing is a more invasive procedure and takes longer than chemical flushing. Reason being, power flushing often requires the removal of all radiators to properly flush out with the powerful pump. This makes the process take a fair bit longer and requires more equipment than a chemical flush, as chemical flushes don’t need the radiators to be taken down and doesn’t require the additional equipment a power flush does.
Finally, in general a chemical flush is cheaper than a power flush. As chemical flushes take less time and less equipment, the money spent on the engineer’s time and equipment will also be less. All in all, power flushing is more effective and as you’d expect powerful, but chemical flushing is more gentle, less invasive and less costly.
Why choose CGBS?
CGBS’ experienced team uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to flush out all the unwanted deposits in your system. Additionally, we will provide a detailed and clear report after the process, explaining the work done, and offering guidance on how to care for your central heating system moving forward. So why choose CGBS for power flushing and chemical flushing? We offer unbeatable value-for-money services, expert advice, and most importantly, we will ensure your heating system runs smoothly for years to come. Don’t hesitate to contact CGBS to schedule your power flushing appointment today.
Power flush & chemical flush FAQs
Your questions about system flushing answered
There is no definitive answer to how often you should power flush or chemical flush your system. Depending on your water quality and the age of your system, we recommend power flushing or chemical flushing once every 5 – 10 years.
It isn’t illegal to carry out a power flush or chemical flush yourself as it doesn’t involve any work on the gas components of your heating system. Although, we do recommend having an engineer carry out the procedure as it does involve specialist equipment and chemicals. Power flushes can be more complicated as it involves removing the radiators from your heating system.
When carried out by a qualified engineer it is very unlikely any damage can be done to your system. Although, if you have an older or poorly maintained system with fragile components it is possible, as a power flush involves using high pressured water.
When installing a new boiler to a preexisting system, it is recommended to have your heating system flushed. This is so your new equipment operates at maximum efficiency and the contaminants don’t put any unnecessary additional strain onto your new boiler.
In some cases a power flush or chemical flush may solve the issue of noisy pipes on your central heating system but this isn’t always the case. Sometimes noisy pipes can be caused by the movement of debris in the pipe work or the noise can be caused by water trying to squeeze past blockages. But this isn’t always the case and noisy pipes can be caused by many other issues, such as air inside your system or if the pipes aren’t fixed securely.
Normally, corrosion inhibitor and limescale inhibitor should be added to your system after a flush. If your power flush or chemical flush was carried out by a heating engineer, it is likely they would of already done this as part of the routine procedure.