How to Tell When You Need a Boiler Flush

All homeowners will have a to do list. It will contain the essential property maintenance tasks necessary to keep their home running smoothly. It’s a spring clean of the heating, the windows and the waterworks. The basic maintenance which will keep the costly repair bills away.

One of these essentials is to look after the heating system. The boiler is a vital part of your winter comfort and yet it barely gets a look in when it comes time to spring clean.

One of the best ways to clean out your heating system is flush through your boiler. Sending a high-pressure surge of water through the whole system and your radiators, picks up any potential blockages and sludge. The high flow rate will then flush the debris out of your system.

There are five key signs that you will need to flush your heating system which you might have noticed. If not then these are the five biggest signs you will need to watch out for.

1) If you have wall mounted radiators and there are cold spots or sections of it which remain cold, then it could be that you have a blockage stopping the radiators from working properly.

2) If your tap water is cloudy, it could be a sign of excessive limescale in your water and therefore within your boiler system.

3) If there is noise emanating from your radiators when you start them up, a clunking or tapping, it would indicate that you have debris build-up in the system.

4) If your radiators are all set for the same temperature, yet they never seem to heat up to the same level, it could be an indication that there is a blockage within one of them.

5) If when you bleed your radiators, little to no water is released or even a discoloured water is released. The discolouration could indicate a level of rust and the lack of water would indicate a blockage.

Even if you have chosen the best crew to perform your boiler installation London has to offer, your system can still become contaminated and blocked. Looking out for these five signs will help you to identify when you need to flush your boiler and heating system.

The whole process is fairly routine and can be completed within a day.

A high-pressure, high-flow water jet is sent around the whole system and aims to remove the vast majority of all sludge, build-up and blockages. The water will course through all the channels of the radiators and the pipework, picking up the debris as it goes. Then depositing this after exiting the system, removing it from your boiler and the radiators.

A boiler flush is one of those essential home maintenance items which can be easily forgotten about until it is too late. Booking a service for the summer months when your heating is not needed will ease the worries of a breakdown during the winter, when you will really need your heating to be working at its best.

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