To keep your central heating system running at maximum efficiency for many years to come, it makes economic sense to book a power flush every five years or so (as part of an overall service plan carried out by a suitably qualified plumber). Bristol homeowners can expect to pay around 400 on average (including chemicals, power flushing machine and labour), but every pound is worth it in the savings you will make on your heating bills and in the extra years you get from your boiler and pipe work. We know you might want to shop around for quotes but please speak to us first as we will advise you of all the questions you need to ask to make an informed decision.
Symptoms of a contaminated boiler include noisy boilers and pipe work, sticking thermostatic radiator valves and radiators that are warm at the top but cold below. This is often due to sludge and oxides that need to be flushed away. If your system is connected to a gas supply, you will need a Gas Safe registered plumber. Bristol based Ian Smith Heating Engineers can power flush your system by connecting a power flushing machine and circulating water and chemicals through the system, dislodging rust and cleaning away a large proportion of unwanted sludge.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about power flushing, and some people will tell you that you don't really need a plumber. Bristol residents should take such advice with a pinch of salt as bad DIY plumbing work can cause substantial damage.
As well as power flushing, ISHE provide general plumbing and any installation, servicing and boiler repair Bristol homeowners may require. We also carry out the safety checks necessary for the award of the important Gas Safety Certificates Bristol landlords and landladies need to have.