Brome Gas Heating and Plumbing Services

Power Flushing

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What is a Power Flush?

A Power flush is a cleansing process which aims to remove deposits of sludge, rust and any other debris from your central heating system.
 
These contaminants, if left, can seriously affect the efficiency of a heating system and, in severe cases, a power flush could be the only option available. Over time the water in your pipes, boiler and radiators deposits unwanted byproducts like rust. This rust (plus other dirt and debris) becomes an unpleasant, mud-like substance that professionals affectionately refer to as ‘sludge’.
Sludge in your heating system can cause to blockages and corrosion which will lead to both inefficiency and / or breakdown. In extreme cases it can be so damaging that a complete boiler replacement is needed.
 
If you feel your unsure whether your central heating system requires a power flush or not, please call us on 01162241355 or 07737144949.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Your well-being and that of other household members at your property is our priority while carrying out any work and/or appliance inspections. So that you and our employees stay safe, where appropriate, our engineers will use PPE that meets Government and Health and Safety Executive guidelines. A risk assessment that is specific to your situation will be carried out prior to entering your property, which will determine the appropriate PPE to be worn, for example, gloves, face coverings.

You should always check with your manufacturer, but usually your first boiler service must be conducted 12 months after installation in order to meet the terms of your warranty. It should then be serviced every 12 months on an ongoing basis after this. Brome gas are committed to keeping you safe and for peace of mind, you will be placed on our digital automatic reminder every year so you will never miss out on that all important annual service on your boiler and other gas appliances with in the property.

A boiler service should take at least 30 minutes but the time will vary depending on the brand and model,open flued boilers in particular such as back boilers and warm air units can take longer due to more vigorous safety check that involves stringent checks on flueing and ventilation.

Landlords have a duty of care to their tenants’ to make their properties gas safe by obtaining a Gas safety certificate (CP12) every 12 months, at Brome Gas we can produce your certificate quickly and efficiently to you and your tenant via your smart phone,PC,iPad or tablet direct to your email address.

Typically, you’d expect the lifespan of a boiler to be in the region of 10-15 years. This can be less for unreliable brands, and those with incredibly short warranties. This lifespan applies to all fuel types such as oil, lpg and gas, as well as all types including combi, system and regular boilers.

When looking to install a new boiler, it can be tough to get past the jargon and find the type of boiler best suited to your home. If you’re living in a smaller home then a Combi boiler will be perfectly suited to your heating and hot water demands but recent regulations state that it has to be condensing too. So, how can a boiler be both a Combi and condensing unit?

Well, just because a boiler is condensing doesn’t mean that it stops being a Combi boiler, Combi ,regular and system boilers from new are now known as condensing boilers.

As boilers work to heat your home, waste gases are produced which are then emitted out into the atmosphere. These waste gases carry heat which is then lost, so your home isn’t benefiting from some of the heat being generated by your boiler. To combat this and get your boiler performing more efficiently,condensing boilers are fitted with 2 internal heat exchangers to ensure that less heat is lost. Thanks to this, the boiler doesn’t have to work as hard and uses less energy.

Compared to a non-condensing unit, condensing boilers use less fuel and power while producing fewer CO2 emissions.

If your boiler has already cost you quite a bit of money in repairs, it might be time to think about replacing. This might sound obvious, but if you’re forking out £200 – £350 or even more on repairs each time, it’s probably going to end up costing you more than its worth.

This isn’t always the case, though. Sometimes you might be lucky, and pay around £70 for a new part that will help the boiler last another three or four years. It does happen. So if you’ve had a couple of these less expensive repairs, and we think your boiler might just be fine for a while longer, you can take that chance.