Water Softerner

Create Safe and Efficient Water and Wastewater Systems

It may come as a surprise, but keeping the water in your heating system clean will allow your system to run more efficiently.

There are several products on the market to choose from and the right one for you will depend on a number of factors. We’ve listed three of the most popular products below to help you decide on the right one for you. Once you’ve decided, follow our simple steps below where our engineers, experienced in water treatment, will make certain the chosen product and design is suitable for your requirement so the job gets done properly the first time.

Power Flush

  • Restore your central heating system to its former glory with a pressurised chemical clean.
  • Usually performed before installation of a new boiler
  • Ideal when iron oxide sludge has reduced the performance of your system
  • It won’t fix a badly designed system, but it will get your heating working more efficiently

Cleaning rust, sludge, limescale and corrosive deposits from your heating system is a straightforward process that improves efficiency, leading to energy savings and system longevity. A powerflush is recommended especially on fitting a new boiler and will reduce the chance of leaks and other maintanence costs to your pipes and radiators. This simple service fulfils boiler warranty requirements and can also eliminate other issues such as noise from the boiler and pump, radiator cold spots and fluctuating hot water temperature.

After connecting a powerflush machine to either the radiator tails, the boiler, or a standard circulator pump coupling, one of our engineers will flush cleansing chemicals through your heating system at high velocity. Depending on the size and state of the pipes the process usually takes between 4-8 hours, and once complete will restore full circulation of water throughout your system.

Tool tip!

Some unscrupulous traders will have you believe that a power flush cures everything! It’s not always the answer. Power flushing is good for removing sludge that has built up throughout the central heating system. But, if it’s just one localised blockage, it can usually be removed quickly on its own.
Time taken depends on how dirty the system is. But a good power flush should take approximately one day. If a trader says they can do it in an hour or two, be wary.

Magnetic Filter

  • A magnetic filter improves heating health and efficiency by eliminating system sludge
  • Magnaclean-filterCollects iron oxide sludge via magnet
  • Easy to remove and clean without draining the system
  • The maintenance contract includes annual cleaning of the magnetic filter
  • Protects the heating system for its entire life

What is soft water?

Depending on who you ask, it may mean different things. Simply put, “soft” water has been processed so that excess levels of dissolved minerals are removed.Specifically, it is “hard” water (containing calcium, magnesium, bicarbonates, and sulfates) that has been put through a water softener.

According to Wikipedia, “A water softener, like a fabric softener, works on the principle of cation or ion exchange in which ions of the hardness minerals are exchanged for sodium or potassium ions, effectively reducing the concentration of hardness minerals to tolerable levels and thus making the water softer and gives it a smoother feeling.”