As mentioned above, debris from the heating system is one of the biggest killers of boilers. Having a magnetic filter definitely helps.
It’s always best to ensure that as much debris is removed from heating system when having a new boiler installation.
Flushing the heating system also helps bring back the efficiency to the radiators which makes a huge difference to how the system works over all.
There’s a number of different ways to do this. Here’s a quick over view of the few we do.
Chemical flush – A chemical flush is our basic entry flush, and comes included in all of our boiler installations.
We add a cleaning chemical into the system which helps breakdown the sludge and debris so it’s easy to move.
We then dump the dirty water into a suitable place (like a foul drain), we repeat the process until all the chemical has been removed from the system and the heating system water is nice and clear.
We confirm this with a piece of testing kit. Once the system is clean we can add an inhibitor to the system.
This helps slow down corrosion which causes the debris to occur in the first place.
Magnetic flush – A magnetic flush is very good flushing technique, especially when there is a lot debris which is magnetic.
Most of the time the debris is magnetic, but in some occasions the water is dirty with no magnetic particles in which case a magnetic flush wouldn’t be effective.
The flushing system consists of 2 very large magnetic filters.
A cleaning chemical is added to the heating system to help break down the debris and sludge.
The radiators are agitated with a special tool that breaks away the debris from the radiators which is then picked up by the large magnetic filters further down the line.
The cleaning chemical is then removed from the system and an inhibitor is added to help prevent the debris from returning.
The results from the magnetic flush is certainly better that the standard chemical flush.Power flush
– The power flush system is the highest level flush system we offer.
It’s designed to clear the debris and any blockages that is in the heating system by using force.
The power flush machine is basically a very large, powerful pump which pushes the water round the heating system at a high velocity.
A strong cleaning chemical is added to the system to help break down the sludge and debris.
Each radiator is flushed out one by one until all of the debris and sludge has been removed.
The cleaning chemical is then removed from the system, and an inhibitor added to help prevent the debris from coming back.
The results from a power flush have been proven to be more effective that a magnetic flush.