Power Flushing

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Power Flushing is also often referred to as 'Jet Flushing' or 'Hard Flushing' in central heating circles and all mean essentially the same thing i.e. forcing water at high velocity, but at low pressure through a hot water heating system, in order to thoroughly cleanse and remove sludge accumulated over many years. 

It's a technique also used in commissioning new central heating systems to ensure that no swarf, grease and flux is left in the system before start-up. 

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How Does It Work?

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The power flushing pump is quickly connected to the heating system, using the most suitable method depending on the design of the heating system. This normally only takes a few minutes. 

The powerful pump is started which dislodges and loosens deposits and corrosion normally left untouched by traditional heating system cleaning methods. Once the corrosion and sludge deposits are loose and mobile, clean fresh water is forced around and through the heating system, pushing the dirty water out to waste. 

During the cleaning process, radiators are flushed individually, without removing or disconnecting them from the system. By this method each radiator is cleaned separately and at the end of the flushing process, the system contains fresh clean water. The result is a fully optimised heating system with no mess to clear up afterwards. 

Starting up the heating system again following a full flushing operation takes only a few minutes. However, it should noted that power flushing will not improve the design nor repair mechanical faults within the system. Having said that, power flushing will often improve the operation of a badly designed or poorly installed central heating system. 

If sludge and debris is not removed from heating systems, it can accumulate in radiators, pipework and heat exchangers, causing severe blockages. This diminishes the transfer of heat and can result in pipe, radiator valve and heating control servo valve damage. In some cases this will eventually lead to the premature failure of the boiler. 

Power flushing is a popular method of cleaning and maintaining a central heating system. A power flushing unit sends water at high velocity through the system to dislodge and remove debris, limescale, and sludge build-up. A thorough power flush will improve heat distribution throughout the property, subsequently lowering household energy bills and increasing system reliability.



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For power flushing in Kent, Canterbury & Folkestone, call We Do Plumbing Ltd on 01227 687 068
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