Central Heating Flushing Systems

Central heating flushing is an essential process that helps to maintain the efficiency
and longevity of heating systems. Over time, central heating systems can accumulate
debris and sludge, which can reduce their effectiveness and lead to breakdowns.
Flushing the system with chemicals and water is an effective way to remove this
buildup and keep the system running smoothly.

The first step in central heating flushing is identifying the need for the process. Signs
that a system may need flushing include cold spots in radiators, excessive noise from
the boiler or pipes, and a reduction in the overall efficiency of the system. If any of
these issues are present, it may be time to consider flushing the system.
If it’s been some time since having a flush of your central heating, or you can
identify the signs above, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Chemical Flush

One of the most important steps in central heating flushing is the chemical flush. This
is a process that involves adding chemicals to the system to break down and dissolve
any debris or sludge that has accumulated over time. The chemicals used in a
chemical flush are typically designed to be non-corrosive and safe for use with all
types of heating systems.

Summer is the perfect time to have a central heating flush. To obtain your
free, no-obligation quote, call us today on 07779 303 880

According to Hydrus Heating, a chemical flush is typically carried out by a trained
plumber or heating engineer and they are right! Luckily MP Pluming’s master
plumber Stuart and the Bristol team provide great knowledge and experience of
flushing central heating systems. Attempting to carry out a flush without the proper
equipment and expertise can result in damage to the system and potentially
dangerous conditions.

Boiler Pump Flush with MagnaCleanse

The process involves adding the chemicals to the system and circulating them
through the system using the boilers’ pump. The chemicals are then left to soak for a
period of time, allowing them to break down and dissolve any debris or sludge. After
this, the system is flushed through with water to remove the dissolved debris and
any remaining chemicals.

One popular method for carrying out a chemical flush is the MagnaCleanse system,
developed by Adey. MagnaCleanse is a powerful and efficient system that uses a
combination of water and chemicals to flush out the heating system. The system is
designed to work quickly and effectively, allowing the MP’s team to complete the
flushing process in a shorter amount of time causing less disruption to our
customers.

Used in conjunction with a filter, which helps to remove any debris and sludge that is
dislodged during the flushing process, we can help to prolong the life of the heating
system and reduce the risk of breakdowns. The filter stays as part of the system and
will need infrequent servicing post a full chemical flush

To improve your central heating system obtain your free, no-obligation
quote, today. Call us now on 07779 303 880

Power Flush

According to Sentinel, a leading manufacturer of central heating system additives,
the first step is to drain the system of any water. The unit is then filled with water
and chemicals and the water is circulated through the system at high pressure, using
a separate more powerful pump. The process is repeated several times, with the
water and chemicals being drained and replaced each time until the system is
completely clean. Once water runs clean the system can be refilled and all air
removed to ensure everything works to a customers specification.

In summary, central heating flushing is an important process that helps to maintain
the efficiency and longevity of heating systems. Chemical flushing and power flushing are both effective methods for removing debris and sludge from heating systems, and the MagnaCleanse system developed by Adey is a popular choice for many professionals in the industry. The Sentinel system with power flushing is excellent for larger properties with more time to dedicate to getting the best results with out the need for an ongoing filter.

To ensure the safety and effectiveness of the flushing process, call Stuart and
the team today for a no obligation quote.

Call us now on 07779 303 880

For more information, below is our process.

Turn Off the Heating System

Before starting the flushing process, it’s important to turn off the heating system and allow it to cool down completely. This is to ensure that no one is at risk of being burned by hot water or steam during the flushing process.

Drain the System

Next, the system should be drained of any water or existing chemicals. This can be done by turning off the water supply to the system and opening the drain valves located at the lowest point of the system. The water and chemicals are drained into a suitable container and disposed of safely.

Add Chemicals

Once the system has been drained, we add chemicals to the system to break down any debris or sludge that has accumulated over time. The chemicals used in a chemical flush are typically designed to be non-corrosive and safe for use with all types of heating systems.

Circulate the Chemicals

After the chemicals have been added to the system, they should be circulated through the system using a special pump. This helps to ensure that the chemicals are evenly distributed throughout the system and that they can effectively break down any debris or sludge. The circulation should be left to soak for a period of time, allowing the chemicals to work their way through the system.

Flush the System

After the circulation has been left to soak, we flush the system again with water to
remove the dissolved debris and any remaining chemicals. This is typically done by filling the system with water and opening the drain valves to allow the water and debris to be flushed out. This process is repeated until the water runs clear, indicating that the system is clean.

Add a Filter

To prevent future buildup of debris and sludge in the system, we like to add a filter to the system. This also helps in the prevention of causing further damage or reducing the efficiency of the system.

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