The most common symptoms of a central heating system in need of a power flush are;
- Radiators are slow to warm up
- Some radiators are completely or partially cold
- Radiator water is dirty
- Radiators showing signs of leaking
- Boiler becoming increasingly loud
- Repeated pump failures
If you are having problems with any of the above then this could indicate that you require a power flush.
Having a power flush benefits your boiler and central heating system in many ways. It reduces rust, sludge and scale within the system and also restores circulation and increases efficiency.
A power flush is highly recommended if you are fitting a new boiler to an existing heating system. This is because new A rated boilers increase their efficiency by minimising the size of plates and ports within the boiler. These small components become easy to block by the rust and sludge that is circulating within your system and effectively, reduce the life and performance of your new boiler.
How does it work?
- Our Kamco power flushing pump and magnetic filter are added to your heating system
- Strong cleaning chemicals are added through the pump
- We pump the chemicals through each radiator or under floor zone individually (this ensures that the system is being pumped at a much higher velocity than usual and will loosen and mobilise harmful corrosion deposits within the system)
- Once the whole system has been individually cleaned, we begin to remove the cleaning chemicals by adding and removing water through the heating system
- We then remove our pump and magnetic filter, then add more chemicals that remain in the system to prevent any disturbances in the future
Our magnetic filter gives us the ability to show the customer exactly what corrosion has been removed from the system and it is recommended that a Magna Clean filter is fitted once a power flush has been done. This filter is a smaller version of our magnet we connect when power flushing but is permanently connected just before the boiler to insure that no debris can end up caught in the small components of your boiler.