Central Heating Sludge Removal
Central Heating Sludge Removal:
From the day your central heating system was installed, it has been corroding and deteriorating at a slow and persistent pace, unless some kind of inhibiter has been put in place to keep corrosion at bay. A large majority of central heating systems and its compliant components, such as boilers and pumps, will accumulate sludge build up. Sludge can cause problems such as cold spots on the radiators and many other problems with components in the central heating system, such as the pump or heat exchanger inside the boiler itself; therefore sludge removal is required.
These issues can lead to hefty repair costs and call out charges that some heating engineers and plumbers may charge. Central heating sludge removal is an important part of keeping your central heating system performing as it should.
In order to perform central heating sludge removal, you must first consider whether or not you really require it. Central Heating Flush advise bleeding the radiators to easily perform the checks for sludge build up inside your central heating system. Bleeding the radiators is a term used to describe removal of a small amount of water or air from the radiators in order to check for problems.
To bleed a radiator, a radiator bleeding key is required; this should be placed onto the bleed valve and covered with a small cloth to catch excess water. Turn the key half a turn anti-clockwise (left) in order to start bleeding the radiator. You may hear a small hiss; this is just air escaping from the system. A small amount of water may appear; if the water is cloudy or dirty, this indicates that central heating sludge removal is needed. In order to stop bleeding the radiator, simply turn the radiator bleed key clockwise (right) and wait for the hissing sound from the radiator to stop. Ensure that there is no water coming from the radiator bleed valve to complete the task.
If the water you extracted from bleeding the radiator appears to have sludge in it, central heating sludge removal will have to be performed. In order to complete central heating sludge removal, the simplest solution is to power flush.
Power flushing carried out by one of our experienced engineers from Central Heating Flush, is a quick way of performing central heating sludge removal and can improve the efficiency and performance of your central heating system. Central heating sludge removal works by pumping a high velocity of water through the system at a low pressure, resulting in a lot of sludge removal. When the central heating sludge removal is taking place, cleaning agents are mixed with water and used in conjunction with power flushing equipment. This ensures that a full clean is performed and the removal of most of the sludge built up in systems, even those which have not had central heating sludge removal treatment before.
Another way to carry out sludge removal is MagnaCleaning. MagnaCleaning involves placing a small filter onto the return pipe of your central heating system, ensuring that the only material flowing through your central heating system is clean water. MagnaCleaning uses a powerful magnet for sludge removal, which collects the majority of sludge that may be floating around your system, or collecting in key areas of the central heating system.
Central Heating Flush is a London based company specialising in central heating sludge removal. We have fully trained and experienced engineers working across London who can carry out boiler servicing, power flushing and the installation of TRV’s and MagnaClean filters. If you require any of our services then give us a call us now on 0208 9516 825 or 03333 200 468, alternatively fill in the contact us form on the website and we will get back to you.