Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?
Answered by Knight Plumbing & Heating South West Ltd
6th April 2020
Knight Plumbing & Heating South West Ltd answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
A chemical flush is the lowest standard boiler manufacturers except when install a new boiler, this is done by adding chemicals to the heating system and allowing them to circulate while the system is hot, then they are drain out of the system and flush with cold water. A power flush is same kind of thing, except you use a high pressured pump, which forces any dirt out of the radiators and pipework, which a normal pump wouldn’t do. Both are acceptable but like any other job, it depends on what the system needs and how dirty it is.
Answered by D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing
21st March 2020
D.A Gas, Heating & Plumbing answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
Power flushing uses a machine which incorporates a pump that moves the water around your system at a high velocity therefore ensuring a better flush. If the system is not too dirty then a chemical flush will normally suffice, it will not however clear blockages and unlikely to clear cold spots on radiators.
Answered by Bog Standard Plumbing
19th December 2019
Bog Standard Plumbing answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
A chemical flush is a the basic requirements of the British standards when a new boiler is installed to a current central heating system which invioves the use of a Cleaning fluid which is heated thought the system and relies on the boiler to cleaning the radiators and pipework once done an inhibitor is added to protect the system and should be checked yearly for its concentration level. A power flush is an intense clean of your system whereby a powerlfush machine is connected to your system along with a magnetic filter. The cleaning process then uses the machine to force the water and chemicals round the system at high velocity to clean the system this process can take some time as you clean each radiator individually. Once done you disconnect the machine and add inhibitor to protect the system
Answered by JMF Heating and Plumbing Ltd
7th October 2019
JMF Heating and Plumbing Ltd answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
a power flush is where chemicals are circulated around the system using a machine which pumps it round at speak and under slight pressure. this is best used when the system is in a bad condition where radiators are partially blocked etc. a chemical flush is where a cleaning chemical is added and it is circulated under the control of the system itself. I would use this as a system maintenance program where the heating system was circulating ok but the water was dirty.
Answered by Plumblife
7th October 2019
Plumblife answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
A power flush is using a powerful machine that runs high pressure water with chemicals and sometimes high temperatures to clear out any stubborn sludge buildup. The machine flushes the system many times to clear the sludge from the system. A chemical flush doesn’t use a machine to flush the chemicals around the system, it uses the boiler. This system is usually combined with a Magna cleanse which is a strong magnet that traps the sludge stopping it from getting caught up in the system when draining.
Answered by BPH - Blakemore Plumbing And Heating
27th September 2019
BPH - Blakemore Plumbing And Heating answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
A powerflush uses a machine which incorporates a pump, you remove the boiler from the system, add chemicals and sometimes heat, some machines have a immersion, you can push the water round your heating system at high pressure and flow and also reverse the flow to unsettle any stubborn dirt. Power flushing is expensive but sometimes is required. On a new boiler install if the system is really dirty then a powerflush could be required. A chemical flush is just that, you add chemicals to the system and then flush it out this is more than often followed by a mains flush. This will normally be performed when a new boiler is fitted and where a powerflush isn’t required.
Answered by Newplumb Ltd
14th August 2019
Newplumb Ltd answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
A power flush is also a chemical flush but much better. (power flush also uses chemicals) The power flush is normally set up by removing the c/h pump and attaching the machine to it. The machine is able to change the direction off flow coursing the the build up off sludge to be distributed and removed from the system.
Answered by Lee Key Plumbers
22nd June 2019
Lee Key Plumbers answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
Several hundred pounds is the financial difference. I would always look at putting a chemical cleaner in the system first, this is often sufficient to remove the problems. A reputable plumber would suggest trying the cheaper chemical option first and if that was not satisfactory, the would take the cost of the chemical clean away from the price of the power flush.
Answered by Forge Plumbing
19th June 2019
Forge Plumbing answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
A Chemical Flush is like the Powerslush's baby brother. A Powerflush used a powerful pump to send water and a chemical clear around your heating system to dislodge and take away all of the dirt / rust and sludge that has accumulated. A chemical Flush essentially does the same thing on a less powerful / small scale
Answered by 21Degree Heating Ltd
13th June 2019
21Degree Heating Ltd answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
we try add a chemical a few days before doing a powerflush & ask customer to use as much as they can to help powerflush. when powerflushing , we have adey magnets on pipes coming back onto flushing machine to attract the sludge , which speeds up powerflush process, instead circulating dirty water around system. we find powerflushing system works alot better.
Answered by Balos Superior Quality Heating
9th June 2019
Balos Superior Quality Heating answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
We at Balos S Q Heating belief that the best option is to use both of the methods the first step of cleaning central heating system is to come to our client 3 days before main power flush and apply chemical flush then draining down and start the main power flush that method ensures 100% success rate
Answered by NJP Heating Services Ltd
27th May 2019
NJP Heating Services Ltd answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
Powerflushing uses a pump and dosing bucket, this circulates the chemical around your heating system, one radiator is flushed at a time when they’ve all been flushed both directions then the system is done again using fresh water and dumping the sludge down the drain. System cleanse you just add the chemical for a few days and drain the system down, Not as affective as a Powerflush and may not remove all the chemical from your system, this then could cause other problems.
Answered by Gas On Sea
24th May 2019
Gas On Sea answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
Powerflush requires equipment with a higher velocity pump and dosing bucket, it can also include a magnaclease, the equipment is attached to a suitable part of the heating circuit and flushed with chemicals to individual radiators, lastly the chemicals are flushed out of the system with clean water and inhibitor protection is introduced. A chemical flush is less efficient where chemicals are introduced to the heating system and left for a few days before draining system, refill and vent. BoilerOne recommend you instruct a gas safe registered engineer to powerflush your heating system.
Answered by Mark Best Plumbing and Heating
20th May 2019
Mark Best Plumbing and Heating answered the question "Powerflush vs chemical flush, what's the difference?"
Chemical flush is just putting chemical in your heating system and then just running the boiler in heating mode and getting all the radiators hot a few hours then draining down the system to change the water and fill up heating system and test that’s it. With a power flush machine. You put chemicals in far the power flush and you pump it around with a much stronger pump and you do every single radiator on the system by shutting all off apart from one at a time. And also the power flush machine should have magnets to catch all the sludge that builds up in the heating system. And you can keeping changing and flushing the heating much more quicker using a power flush machine.