Dirty water and sludge from scale and rust, build-up in the heating system causing serious damage, clogging the boiler’s tiny waterways, damaging the pump and heat exchanger - ultimately resulting in boiler breakdown. Sludge also collects in the pipework and at the bottom of radiators causing cold spots and clanging noises as the system fires up.
Overall a dirty sluggish heating system uses more gas and costs more money to run.
Powerflushing is the most efficient and effective method of cleaning a central heating system. It is the best and most thorough way to remove sludge, dirty water and debris. Powerflushing tackles the whole system - flushing out the scale, sludge and rust that is lodged at the bottom of radiators and in pipework - restoring the central heating system to tip top condition. Powerflushing is fully compliant with UK Building Regulations and professional best practice.
The principle is to create a powerful fresh water flow under controlled conditions to remove debris from the system, watch our 'How to...' video for more information.
Once the system has been thoroughly cleaned and flushed correctly, the following two actions should be taken:
Adding an Inhibitor/Protector and fitting a scale reducer - Inhibiting the system prevents sludge and rust from reforming and a scale reducer prevents scale forming, helping to keep the system clean and efficient long-term.
Fitting a TF1 Filter - Installing a filter provides ultimate system protection. Fernox TF1 Filters have been designed to remove any magnetic and non-magnetic debris that is circulating in the system water before it reaches and damages the boiler. Fernox TF1 Filters are designed to work in combination with chemical water treatment to ensure that the boiler is fully protected from any contaminant in the system while Protector F1 prevents corrosion happening in the first place. This complementary approach not only extends the life of the boiler but also improves the efficiency of the system overall to save money on fuel bills.