For hot water systems that get regular servicing, power flushing may only be necessary after a couple of years, typically, every 5-6 years. It is also recommended that you power flush your system before fitting in a new boiler.
What then, are the benefits you can expect from power flushing your hot water systems? Here is a look at a few of these advantages.
Better System Performance
Power flushing involves circulating high-pressure cleaning chemicals through your hot water systems. These chemicals break down sludge and remove the scaling around your boiler and piping. It is this debris that contributes to longer heating-up times for your radiators, as well as cold spots. Get rid of the sludge and scaling, and you can expect your system to heat up evenly and in good time.
With your hot water systems working more efficiently, you can expect to spend less on gas or electricity. The water heats up faster so your system doesn't have to run any longer than is necessary.
Accumulated sludge can also lead to the formation of pinholes through which water will start leaking. You will have to spend on repairs and where the damage is severe, replacement. Power flushing removes the sludge and other debris that would lead to this kind of damage. This is not to mention that corrosion inhibitors are among the chemicals used in the flushing, and as such, your system will be better protected against corrosion.
A Cleaner and Smoother Flow
All that build-up of sludge and other debris can block the flow of water in your boiler and through your pipework. If the build-up is not all cleared away, you will have to contend with your hot water systems not getting enough hot water for all your needs. Power flushing removes the debris, helping to ensure that water flows more easily and evenly through the system and that you will get clean water that is free of sediments.
One of the tell-tale signs that it is time for your hot water systems to get a good power flushing is noisy operation. A build-up of sludge in the system's heat exchanger is a top culprit when it comes to producing these noises. As such, power flushing will help to ensure that your boiler runs silently.
As outlined, there are many benefits to power flushing hot water systems. For more information, contact a hot water plumber.