Radiator Flushing

Radiator-sludge

Radiator Flushing

Category : DIY , Plumbing

The boiler is the heart of  the system which gives you comfort and warmth. The heating is like the body’s circulation. Sludge in radiator is like blood clot that slowly suffocates your system. Sludge in general are tiny particles of dirt with mixture of accumulate rust.

You should flush your system if you notice the room feels a little colder recently and your hot radiator with cold spots at the bottom. If you ignore it, the sludge will continue to block the flow of your central heating and eventually carries to the boiler.

Why Should You Flush Your Radiator?

  • Quicker heating radiators
  • Heating costs will be lower
  • Rooms heated more evenly
  • Longer lasting system
  • Avoid expensive power-flush further down the line
  • Safer boiler

The video showing thick dark sludge flushing out of the radiator using Power Flushing.

When Do You Need to Flush Your Radiator?

These are the signs that tells you it is time to flush your radiators.

  • When you bleed the radiators, the colour of the fluid is:
    Clear: you’re safe, champ. You probably just needed to bleed them.
    Slightly brown: Sludge is starting to build up. An ideal time to flush.
    Very dark brown: You must flush. And quickly. Hopefully, you don’t need to power flush.
  • Noisy boiler
  • Radiators take longer to heat up
  • Cold spots on the radiator
  • Radiators require bleeding more often

Below the video showing much clearer liquid after several minutes of flushing.

Power flushing is a popular method of cleaning and maintaining a central heating system. Following this treatment, your radiators will heat more rapidly and your central heating system will be far more cost efficient. The heat will be distributed much more evenly between rooms and your boiler will experience less stress.

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