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5 Reasons Why You Might Need a Powerflushing Service

At, we’re passionate about keeping your central heating system in top condition to ensure that it’s always there when you need it. Powerflushing is one service we provide that could significantly improve efficiency, increase the lifespan of your heating system and help prevent breakdowns.

What is Powerflushing?

Put simply, powerflushing is a process that uses powerful chemicals to flush out any sludge or debris that has settled in your radiators or central heating system. Powerflushing makes sure that the water in your central heating system can circulate effectively through the whole system to heat your home as efficiently as possible.

Why Might You Need a Powerflushing Service?

There are many reasons a powerflushing service may be beneficial to your heating system. All of the problems below could be fixed with powerflushing. To be sure if powerflushing is right for you, feel free to contact our friendly team.

Here are 7 reasons why you might need a powerflushing service:

#1 - Some Rooms Are Colder Than Others

If some of the rooms in your home heat up more quickly than others, powerflushing could solve this issue. Having a heating system that is as clean and efficient as possible will help ensure that your entire home is heated without any rooms feeling colder than they should.


If your radiators have cold spots, for example, they may warm at the top but not the bottom. This could be caused by a build up of sludge in the bottom of your radiators. If this is the case, Powerflushing should solve the problem and have your radiators back in prime working order.

#2 - Your Central Heating Takes A Long Time to Warm Up

If your central heating system takes a long time to warm up, powerflushing could speed it up. Having a heating system that isn’t there as soon as you need it can be really frustrating, especially in the colder months.

#3 - You’re Having To Bleed Radiators Frequently

If you’re having to bleed your radiators unusually frequently, this is something that may well also be resolved by powerflushing. If the water from your radiator is particularly dark and discoloured, this can be a signal of sludge and debris in your heating system and powerflushing would definitely be recommended.

#4 - You Have Limited / No Hot Water

Having limited or no hot water is a real problem that needs fixing as soon as possible. In some cases, powerflushing may be required to remove sludge and rust from your system and bring it back into operation.

#5 - You’re Having a New Boiler Installed

If you’re having a new boiler installed into an old heating system, we recommend powerflushing be carried out, as any contaminants already present in the old central heating system could potentially damage the efficiency of the new boiler.

How Can We Help?

At, we provide a full powerflushing service for £496, which includes all labour and chemicals for the deep cleaning of up to 11 radiators. Additional radiators are charged at £39 each.

If you’d like further advice or information about our powerflushing system, contact our friendly team

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