Central Heating Sludge

Posted on October 3, 2012 ยท Posted in Magnaclean Filter

Many people have never heard of central heating sludge; however, it is a big problem in over 50% of the homes in the UK. The sludge is composed of dirt, water, limescale and iron oxide (rust) and has a thick viscous consistency, a bit like that of treacle.

If left unchecked sludge can become a big problem as it builds up in the pipes, reducing the surface area through which water can flow. This means that the water is forced to flow under higher pressure, which uses more energy. Central heating sludge can also cause the system to get blocked up, resulting in issues such as cold spots in radiators and a poor or inconsistent supply of hot water. The sludge can also cause the radiator to corrode, which can be a very serious and dangerous problem. If left unchecked the central heating sludge can reduce the life span of your central heating system, forcing you to replace it, which can cost thousands of pounds to do.

All of our professionally qualified engineers at Gas Boilers Servicing are confident in their expertise and are very experienced at removing central heating sludge from your system. They can remove the sludge for you in just 4 to 8 hours, with the exact time depending on the size and condition of the system. With our powerful Kamco machine we do not need to remove the radiators, which can be a messy and time consuming process. Our engineers simply plug a machine into your system which sends a mixture of water and chemicals through your pipes. This is pumped at a low pressure, ensuring that even old and fragile pipes are not damaged by the process. After a power flush the efficiency of your central heating system can be increased by up to 70%, an amazing saving which will clearly be reflected by your reduced bills.

We also strongly recommend having one of our engineers install a magnetic filter to your system which will prevent central heating sludge from accumulating in the future and ensure your pipes remain clean. Our expert engineers at Gas Boiler Servicing use the MagnaClean filter, which is widely acknowledged by experts as the best product on the market. Moreover, our helpful engineer will be happy to show you how you can easily clean and maintain this filter yourself, saving the expense of call out fees in the future.

So if you are looking for a way to remove your central heating sludge and ensure that your home is warmer and more energy efficient why not give us a call today? Our polite and knowledgeable advisers will answer any questions that you may have and help you to book an appointment at a time which is most convenient for you.