Sludge in your CH System

Sludge in your CH System

Our guide to Sludge in your CH System

Are your partially heated radiators getting on your nerves? Is your boiler noisy and your home taking longer to heat than normal? These are all signs that we don’t want to see in our central heating systems over the winter months, and can often set the alarm bells ringing with fears of a broken boiler 🙁
It may sound scary, but don’t be alarmed! These are all symptoms that could suggest your central heating system is suffering from Sludge in your CH System. Over time, many central heating systems develop sludge, and AJF Services 999 will be able to diagnose and treat your system to eradicate the problem and treat is so it should not get that bad again.
Known technically as Black Oxide Sludge or magnetite, system sludge is the result of debris and corrosion of some of the components within your heating system. In other words your radiators are rusting and causeing a rusty sludge that slowly clogs up your system and starts making it worse and worse. that is what Sludge in your CH System is.

What causes Sludge in your CH System?

Sludge is caused by the rusting of radiators and other parts of the heating system.
As water flows past the debris, it creates a circular pattern moving the rusty sludge around your radiators. This causes cold spots in the centre of the radiator to appear where the sludge is moved to, leaving only the top, bottom and side of the radiator to warm your rooms.

Sludge in your CH System can also find its way into your boiler, restricting flow rates, and in rare, extreme cases causing failure to key components. It is something many central heating systems will develop in time and thesymptoms should not be ignored.

What are the symptoms of Sludge in your CH System?

Sludge in your CH System presents itself in a number of ways. The tell-tale signs to look out for include:

    • A reduction in the overall heat in your home
    • Your  taking longer to heat up
    • Cold spots in parts of your radiators
    • Radiators only working in some of your rooms
    • Excessive noise from your boiler including drumming, knocking and thudding
    • Over of the boiler
    • Blocked valves
    • Blocked heat exchangers
    • Build up of hydrogen gas in radiators and pipes
    • Having to bleed radiators excessively
    • Pumps and valves sticking and needing replacement to often

Untreated sludge can lead to an increase in your heating bills, less heat, key components in your heating system being damaged and blockages. If you think you have Sludge in your CH System it is important to contact us now for more advice.

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Treating system sludge

The treatment of heating system sludge requires thorough boiler cleaning which we carry out using mains water and a specialised cleanser, the system is power flushed using a big industrial pump. Professional treatment can take just a couple of hours for a basic system flush, through to a full day if each radiator requires individual treatment. The treatment type is dependent on the amount of sludge in your system and the problems it has caused.

When a new boiler is installed it is also important that the system is flushed to prolong the life of your boiler, in addition to treating the system with a chemical inhibitor to prevent future corrosion. The less sludge in your system, the more efficient your heating will be through the cold winter months.

So if your central heating system isn’t operating quite like normal this winter, don’t panic or ignore it, your system could just be in need of a good clean and a bit of TLC from me.

For more information about powerflushing and how it is done follow this link >> Powerflushing

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Service Gas Fire in Liverpool

Can we Service gas fire in liverpool? Yes that is what we do.

All of your gas appliances, including your gas boiler, gas cooker and gas fire should be safety checked once a year and serviced regularly according to manufacturer’s instructions. If you do not have your gas appliances regularly serviced and safety checked by a Gas Safe registered engineer like me, you could be putting you and your family at risk and in possible danger of carbon monoxide poisoning. So ensure you Service gas fire in liverpool

What should you be looking for to see if you need to Service Gas Fire

Gas appliances should be serviced regularly but if you notice any of the warning signs below you should call us out to service your appliance as soon as possible:

  • Your gas appliance is not working properly
  • Your appliance is burning with a floppy yellow flame instead of a crisp blue flame
  • You can see black marks or stains on or around  your gas appliances
  • The pilot light keeps going out
  • There is increased condensation in the room
  • There are dark stains in the corner of your room
  • The pilot does not stay lit
  • You have to light the pilot with a match/lighter etc
  • You can smell fumes
  • You feel sick or very sleepy when you turn the appliance on
service gas fire in Liverpool
service gas fire in Liverpool

Why service gas fire in Liverpool

A gas appliance a service To service a gas fire will consist of a full check of a gas appliance and I am likely to take the appliance apart to inspect it. I  will assess the physical condition of the appliance, installation pipework, air vents and any flues for deterioration. I also  carry out performance tests and take any necessary remedial action.

Appliances should be serviced regularly in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Servicing your gas appliances regularly will make sure they are safe to use. It will also maintain your appliances efficiency and performance. To see if you need a service I can perform a gas safety check which will check the basic safety of the appliance and highlight whether you need to service your gas fire.

So what is a gas safety check?

A gas safety check is when a  Gas Safe registered engineer like me inspects your gas appliances to see if you need to service a gas fire. I will check the appliance is working correctly and will check the following  areas:

  • That any ventilation routes are clear and working properly
  • All the safety devices are working
  • Gas appliances are on the right setting and burning correctly with the correct operating pressure
  • Harmful gases are being removed from the appliance safely to the air outside

The check will find any faults which require repair work. You should have a gas safety check every year. If you are a landlord this is the law.

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Service gas fire in  liverpool including checking the Flue

Flues, chimneys and air vents

Flues, chimneys and air vents play a vital role in the safe operating of gas appliances. Flues and chimneys allow products of combustion to escape from your home. Air vents ensure there is a good supply of fresh air (ventilation) to appliances. For this reason you must keep all flues, chimneys and air vents clear. So you need to Service Gas Fire Do not cover them up at all it could seriously affect the safety of your gas appliances. Just because it lites that does not mean it is safe… you may need to service the gas fire.

Never block these airways to prevent a draft. Blocking ventilation is dangerous and could result in carbon monoxide building up in your home.

Have chimneys checked every year, no matter how much you use the fire, to make sure there are no blockages and fumes can escape freely. We will check for bird’s nests, leaves and other natural debris, they could be blocking the exit

If you need to Service Gas Fire in Liverpool

Simply call  me ( Andy ) on 07831 564351 and I will have a chat to you and book an appointment to check your appliance to make sure you are safe.

For over 20 years I Service gas fire in liverpool. You will be in safe hands 🙂

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Powerflush a Central heating System in Liverpool

Gas Boiler Servicing in Liverpool with AJF Services 999

Gas Boiler Servicing in Liverpool couldn’t be easier to arrange with AJF Services 999Boiler Servicing in Liverpool

Welcome to Liverpool’s trusted local Plumbing and Building service; we are qualified in all aspects of plumbing, heating and drainage. Completing domestic work right across the Liverpool area including Gas Boiler Servicing in Liverpool – 07831 5643561.

We are confident that we will have a plumber ready to despatch to your area for Gas Boiler Servicing in Liverpool but If you are in any doubt please call 07831 5643561, we are always ready to take your call in our friendly and professional manner, able to offer practical advice and able to send you our experienced and highly skilled engineers at, most importantly, a time that suits you.

To book an appointment or for just some help and advice on Gas Boiler Servicing in Liverpool call us right now on 07831 5643561, we always answer the telephone. All work carried out by our plumbers in Manchester is guaranteed and fully insured. Our rates are very competitive, we do not have a call out charge and there are no hidden fees.

All of our plumbers qualifications have been checked and verified, and we ensure that t have all the relevant tools, skills and experience to attend to any of our customers for Gas Boiler Servicing in Liverpool.  All of our expert heating engineers are Gas Safe registered, our plumbers have all completed industry recognised training, and are accredited by bodies such as City and Guilds.

For Gas Boiler Servicing in Liverpool with AJF Services 999 call 07831 5643561 to book a gas safe registered engineer now to service your boiler and get it working at full efficiency. You can also call us to book a plumber, drainage engineer today.

 

Providing a reliable and welcome service to our customers completing Gas Boiler Servicing in Liverpool and its surrounding areas, we had a very busy July, here are a few examples of jobs we completed and continue to complete every single day!

 

Gas Boiler Servicing in Liverpool with AJF Services 999

Just call 07831 5643561 to book your plumbing, heating or drainage job today. (Ask for Andy)

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Powerflush a Central heating System in Liverpool

What is Gas Safe? Answered by a Liverpool boiler specialist

What is Gas Safe? Answered by a Liverpool boiler specialist.

I have been working as a Liverpool boiler specialist and gas Engineer since 1988. At that time the governing body was CORGI. The Council of Registered Gas Installers.

CORGI was replaced with the Gas Safe Register as the gas registration body in Great Britain and Isle of Man on 1 April 2009 and Northern Ireland and Guernsey on 1 April 2010.

So now the Gas Safe Register is the official gas registration body appointed by the relevant Health and Safety Authority for the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Guernsey. It is the law all gas engineers must be on the Gas Safe Register.

What does Gas Safe Register do?

The main focus of the Register is on improving and maintaining gas safety to the highest standards. They make sure all 125,000+ gas engineers on the Register are qualified to work with gas.

As a  Liverpool boiler specialist I am registered with GAS SAFE and fully insured.

They work to protect the public from unsafe gas work through;

  • a dedicated national investigations team tracking down individuals working illegally
  • regular inspections of Gas Safe registered engineers
  • educating consumers and raising awareness of gas safety
  • investigating reports of unsafe gas work

 

Who runs Gas Safe Register?

Gas Safe Register is run by Capita Gas Registration and Ancillary Services Limited, a division of Capita Plc.

So if you want to ensure that a company or engineer is registered with GAS SAFE and deemed competent to work on your gas system and appliances please visit the GAS SAFE website to check this out.

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So now you know What is Gas Safe? And as a Liverpool boiler specialist I know that we need them and so do the public to keep our families safe from harm…

 

root damaged wall from a leaking flashing

Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing

I come across the above video this evening about a Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing when I was looking at the ones I had uploaded to youtube

It’s amazing the damage that can be caused by a Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing and the roots off a Buddleia (bushy, shruby, tree thing)

So if you have any damp spots get them checked out before it’s to late and you end up with a Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing.

The video below shows the same wall after we have removed the loose bricks and cleaned it up ready for rebuilding.

 

 

Although we are going into winter as I post this and I start focusing more on boiler servicing and repairs you can still contact me for the other services we provide including plumbing. heating, drainage and building maintenance….even for repairing a Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing

I hope you liked the videos about the Root damaged wall from a Leaking roof flashing that I posted above.

To see my other videos check out my YouTube channel here >>> Youtube

 

 

 

Feel free to contact me for help and advice just click on contact us for all the ways you can get in touch 🙂

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Powerflush a Central heating System in Liverpool

Powerflush a Central heating System in Liverpool

Powerflush a central System in Liverpool for a healthier warmer home.

Powerflush a Central heating System in Liverpool

We are based in Litherland Liverpool and this is what we have found.

Powerflush a Central Heating System in Liverpool.

Radiators can rust inside producing black iron oxide known as ‘sludge’. This sludge moves around the  blocking pipes, valves and boilers (pumps/heat exchangers/diverter valves) causing all sorts of problems including:-

  • A reduction in the overall heat in your home
  • Your  taking longer to heat up
  • Cold spots in parts of your radiators
  • Radiators only working in some of your rooms
  • Excessive noise from your boiler including drumming, knocking and thudding
  • Over of the boiler
  • Blocked valves
  • Blocked heat exchangers
  • Build up of hydrogen gas in radiators and pipes
  • Having to bleed radiators excessively
  • Pumps and valves sticking and needing replacement to often

 

Powerflush a Central heating System in Liverpool

The solution is to Powerflush a Central Heating System and treat with corrosion inhibitor.

flush equipment, normally set up outside, connects to your and cleans the whole  without having to take off all the radiators. WE normally just remove one radiator and do it all from there.

flush cleaner is added to the  water and starts to loosen the rust. The is turned on and radiator surfaces checked for cold spots. By  water through each radiator and vibrating cold spots the sludge inside is rapidly loosened. The sludge flows from radiators and is pumped out of the and replaces with clean fresh water.

All pipe-work, radiators and the boiler are  flushed until water samples are clean and free from sludge and other deposits or debris

An effective corrosion inhibitor is added to the fresh clean water in the CH , radiators are balanced as required and checked that are all up correctly.

As you will find out I and my team are professional and friendly and will thoroughly flush your whole heating system providing you with :

  • A warmer home
  • Improved hot water
  • Reduce fuel bills by up to 50%

I hope the above information helped you understand all about why you need to Powerflush a Central heating System in Liverpool and surrounding areas,

For more information on sludge in your follow this link >> Sludge

I look forward to chatting with you about how we can help.

For an Instant FREE quote to flush a in Liverpool

Call Andy on 07831 564351

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