VIRGINIA PLUMBING ENTERPRISE LTD
PLUMBING / POWER FLUSHING
Plumbing is at the heart of the company. No job is too small.
Virginia Plumbing Enterprise Ltd can offer the following Plumbing services: (including but not limited to…)
Install, maintain and repair pipes and fixtures associated with heating, water distribution and
sanitation systems in private and residential structures
Install and repair sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures
Fix domestic appliances, such as dishwashers and washing machines
Installation of heating systems, including radiators, towel rails and underfloor heating
Construct structures for pipes, equipment, and fixtures prior to installation
Assemble fittings and valves for installation
Perform inspections of plumbing systems and drainage to identify and repair or replace
Test plumbing systems for leaks and other issues
Power flushing is an essential procedure that removes rust build-up and sludge from your boiler and radiators. A power flushing unit sends water at a high velocity throughout the central heating system to deep-clean pipes, dislodging debris and limescale in the process.
Sludge doesn’t appear overnight. Instead, it builds up over time on the inside of your pipes and radiators. The more your radiators rust inside, the darker the water will become until it is almost black. If left unchecked, the rust will continue to build up and could block the flow of hot water. Tell-tale signs include cold spots on your radiator, rattling sounds from your boiler and dirty water.
If your central heating is showing the following signs, it’s probably a good time to consider power flushing your system:
Your central heating system is slow to power on Radiator
Water is dirty
Radiators are cold or partially cold even when on
There are pinhole leaks from radiators
The boiler is unusually noisy
Radiators are blocked
These issues typically stem from limescale and sludge within the central heating system. Power flushing is a cost-effective way to improve the functionality of your heating, keeping your energy bills from soaring in the winter.
What is power flushing? Power flushing is a technique designed to tackle such issues by doing as its name suggests – flushing out sludge from within your central heating. After a power flush, pipes and radiators will heat up much faster and water will run clear. While power flushing does have an upfront cost, it can in many cases be an essential procedure. Boilers can fail when the debris isn’t dealt with quickly, and a new boiler will need to be installed.
As well as preventing boiler failure in the short term, power flushing makes the system more energy efficient. If you do require a new boiler, you’ll will still need to flush the system before it can be installed.
Power flushing and chemical flushing. Although the outcome is similar, the process is different. During a central heating power flush, chemicals will be pumped through your pipes and heating system to remove dirt, debris and rust.
A chemical flush will use gravity to flush the system and refill it. Cleaning chemicals will be dispersed around the system. These are usually left for a number of days to allow the chemicals to mix around the complete system. Then returns, drains the system, and adds corrosion inhibitor during the refill with new clean water to protect the boiler and enhance its lifespan.
If you’ve noticed cold spots on your radiator when the heating is on high, we recommend a chemical flush. The chemicals used in the process will break down the magnetic sludge inside your central heating system. The result? A comfortable home and a fully functional boiler that supplies you with a reliable flow of hot water. Once the initial flush is complete, a chemical cleaner and system inhibitor will be added to ensure optimum efficiency.
Power flushing your radiator is a great way to improve its functionality and increase the energy efficiency of your home.
How often should you flush your central heating system? On average, we recommend a power flush for your radiators every 5 – 6 years. Additional central heating problems Sometimes, a power flush will solve the problems you were facing but may reveal additional problems.