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Signs your central heating system needs a powerflush

A Powerflush is a heating system cleaning process that eliminates any dirt, sludge, rust, or debris that has built up in your system over time. If these compounds remain in your heating system, they may cause blockages or corrosion, reducing the performance of your boiler and perhaps leading to a failure. But when should you get a power flush & what are the signs? 

If your heating system in Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove or Hall Green is showing any of these signs & needs a powerflush then give our gas safe heating engineers a call today on 07817 927067 or head over to our power flushing page for more information!

Signs your heating system needs a powerflush in Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove

When should you get a Powerflush on your system? 

When your system is significantly clogged, powerflushing is required. This can be caused by a variety of circumstances, including faulty installation, a system that has not been fully cleaned before installation, or bacterial growth. If you are having a new boiler installed, the building codes require that a proper cleanse be performed prior to the installation. 

On less contaminated systems, this might range from a basic system flush with clean water to a strong Powerflush. This helps to keep your new system from being contaminated and hampered by sludge and debris from your old one.

Signs that your system requires a Powerflush 

There are several indicators that might help you decide whether your system needs a Powerflush. These are some examples:

 Cold spots at the bottom of your radiator

 Radiators that require constant bleeding 

 Noisy radiators and boilers 

 Radiator leaks 

 Frequent breakdowns 

 The boiler constantly needs to be restarted 

 Central heating takes a long time to heat up 

 Some of your radiators struggle to heat up more than others 

 Discoloured water when radiators are bled 

 Cold radiators but hot pipes

Who should carry out a Powerflush? 

Any work on your central heating system should always be done by a professional. Qualified engineers will always carry their Gas Safe ID with them; if you have any questions, ask to see it. 

While there are no requirements requiring you to be Gas Safe registered to do a system Powerflush, you must be competent and capable of completing the work appropriately. A mistake could cause your heating system to operate worse than before, and there are risks associated with employing specialised chemicals. As a result, always recommend enlisting the help of a professional.

At JM Plumbing & Heating our Gas Safe heating engineers are adept at performing Powerflushes across  Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, Bromsgrove & Hall Green. You could contact us today & we can diagnose whether your system requires a Powerflush and schedule an appointment if required.