A radiator flush is an essential and often underutilised procedure that can help keep your home’s heating system running smoothly. Unfortunately, debris, dust and other particles can build up inside your radiators over time.
If there is a large build up, you will need to power flush your radiator. The Fit My Boiler team, will be happy to do this for you, but before you call us, let’s see if you need to power flush your radiators.
You might need a radiator flush in your home or business for several reasons.
Though each system has unique characteristics, several vital steps exist to power flush your radiators successfully.
The first step in cleaning your radiators is to turn off the heating system. This will ensure that no hot water is circulating through the system and that the radiators are cool to the touch.
The next step is to drain the radiator. To do this, we locate the drain valve at the bottom of the radiator and attach a hose to it. Next, we open the valve and allow the water to drain from the radiator. Don’t worry. We ensure that your floor doesn’t get wet.
We then fill your radiator with a flush solution and top it off with water. Next, we turn the heating system back on and allow the solution to circulate for the recommended time. This will help to break down any sediment, rust, or debris that has built up inside the radiator.
After the radiator flush solution has circulated through the system, we’ll need to drain the radiator again. We repeat the same process as in Step 2, ensuring we catch the water in a bucket or container.
Finally, we will refill your radiator with clean water and turn the heating system back on. Allow the water to circulate through the system for a few minutes to ensure that all of the radiator flush solutions have been flushed out.
A radiator flush is an essential maintenance procedure that can help to keep your home’s heating system running smoothly. By allowing our team to power flush your radiators, you can improve your home heating and reduce energy costs.
If you notice any issues with your radiators, such as reduced heat output or strange noises, you should address them immediately. Ignoring these issues can lead to further damage and potentially more expensive repairs.
If your home or business is suffering from reduced heat or you simply want the best performance from your radiators, consider a power flush.