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Plumbing Services in Haywards Heath and Burgess Hill | What is a Powerflush?

A powerflush is one of the trade’s most important plumbing services, and one that cleanses the central heating system of sludge, corrosion and other foreign contaminants. This is great news for homeowners in the Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath areas. These contaminants, when left in the heating system, make it inefficient. This has an impact on parts and components. In a worst-case scenario, you could need emergency plumbers to deal with boiler breakdowns, heating failures and other issues that a powerflush could easily resolve.


Water runs through the boiler, the pipework and the radiators of your home. A natural by-product of water in the central heating system is rust, which flakes to produce dirt and debris. Over time, contaminants build to form a sludge.


Plumbers can deal with contaminants using a system called powerflushing. The process tackles the corrosion and blockage issues which lead to inefficiency and, in some cases, boiler breakdowns. PJF Plumb Right & Property Maintenance covers Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and all surrounding Sussex areas with the complete range of plumbing services.


Save money on callouts from emergency plumbers by calling 07393 838 177 and booking in for a powerflush today.


With regular boiler servicing and central heating maintenance, and by using our powerflushing services every 5 years or so, you can play a proactive part in keeping your entire system free from blockages. Our plumbers recommend that you book in for a powerflush more frequently if you have a boiler with a copper heat exchanger. Copper corrodes faster than stainless steel, and therefore needs more ongoing maintenance.


If you plan on having a new boiler fitted at your Burgess Hill or Haywards Heath property in the near future, we urge that you book in for powerflushing and investigative plumbing services well in advance of the installation.

Signs of Needing a Powerflush


Our emergency plumbers often attend avoidable boiler breakdowns. The truth is that most homeowners don’t recognise the early warning signs of a contaminated central heating system. The purpose of this blog post is to guide you towards the most common signs of there being something wrong with your boiler, your pipework or your radiators.


Homeowners in Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath should look out for the following, and book in for plumbing services whenever they notice them:


  • Cold spots, particularly at the bottom of radiators
  • Central heating takes longer to warm up
  • Boiler, heat pump or radiators making excessive noise
  • Some radiators struggling to warm as much as others
  • Cold radiators but with hot pipework
  • Continuous shutdown and restarting of the boiler
  • Limescale in the water system (cloudy tap water)
  • Discoloured water, or no water, when bleeding radiators


Use our plumbers for a powerflush and you’ll notice your radiators getting hotter much sooner. You’ll also see a marked decrease in noise coming from the boiler and the radiators, and an increase in hot water temperatures. Most importantly, you’ll experience fewer breakdowns and won’t need to use our emergency plumbers so often. You could even see a decline in utility costs and increase the lifespan of your central heating system.


Don’t leave things to chance. Book in for powerflushing and plumbing services as soon as you notice something unusual, and protect your Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath or Sussex home both now, and far into the future.

If you require our powerflushing and plumbing services, anywhere in Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath or the surrounding areas, call 07393 838 177.