Do You Need a Power Flush?

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Do You Need a Power Flush?

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From time to time, you encounter problems with your boiler and heating system. Especially as it gets older. When these problems occur, such as blockages or a poor functioning heating system, one of the most common results and solutions, is to have a power flush. This essentially clears out the whole system, and as a result, gets rid of any of the issues you had before. If your heating system is in need of a power flush and you ignore this, it can have a knock on effect to your boiler and stop it from working effectively, or even all together.

We thought we would tell you a little more about what a power flush is, why you might need one, and what the long term benefits are.

What is a power flush?

A power flush is a cleansing process for within your home. It’s focused within your boiler and central heating system, and is designed to get rid of any dirt and debris in the system in order to keep things clean and safe and well functioning. It’s natural over time for the system to deposit dirt and sludge, which can lead to blockages and damage. Eventually, this creates the possibility of it preventing your boiler from working properly, or it can stop working at all, which is why you much call for professional help if you notice any problems.

How do I know if I need one?

Regular maintenance and check ups on your boiler are always something we recommend, and this can be a clear telling sign that you need everything flushing out and cleaning. However, you can also recognise problems from things such as unusual or loud noises, if part of your radiator (usually the bottom) feels cold in comparison to the rest, any leaks from your radiators, or if it takes longer for the heating to warm up. Any of these things can be a sign that there is a problem ad the system and that you may need a power flush.

If you notice that the boiler or your heating system isn’t working properly, you should seek help from a plumber straight away. Some boilers are however more prone to damage and wear than others. This would make them more likely to need a power flush, or perhaps require them more frequently. Knowing whether your central heating system needs a power flush is basically about spotting any abnormalities and contacting a professional to act upon it.

The benefits of having a power flush

For a start, it gets rid of all the dirt and debris that may be floating around and blocking up your central heating system, which is definitely going to make things run more smoothly. In general, having a power flush makes for a more efficient boiler and heating system. As a result of this, you can actually save some money on your energy bills, and are less likely to have to pay out for any kind of damage or issues in the near future. The results of a power flush can be very long lasting and this means that your boiler has a larger lifespan.

Here at JR Williams Plumbing Services, we offer a power flush service and review. If your boiler is feeling a bit neglected, or if you’ve noticed any of the things we’ve mentioned in this blog, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us via our contact page and we will be more than happy to help.

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