Although very handy to have, in terms of keeping your home warm and your water hot, Boilers are potentially one of the most expensive items in your home, especially should it breakdown. If one thing goes wrong, there is no questioning how much damage could occur, which could ultimately result in your Boiler breaking down a long time before it should need replacing, naturally.
Breakdowns are expensive, because you will either need to fix or replace your boiler, as well as forcing you to find alternative – and costly – methods of keeping warm, and heating your water.
What causes Boilers to breakdown?
One of the biggest problems for boilers is corrosion, which occurs naturally – over time – when hot water travels through your central heating system. This corrosion creates a form of sludge that is made up of a highly toxic black iron oxide. This sludge builds up gradually in your radiator and in your pipework which can quickly damage parts of your boiler system, severely reducing the efficiency of your overall system. Eventually, it is likely that your boiler will breakdown.
What other damage can Sludge cause?
Sludge can potentially create a lot of problems for your system, including:
A Boiler that is noisy
Cold Spots, typically at the bottom of your Radiators
Low Heat, resulting in a need to turn up the household and individual thermostats
Excessive Energy Bills, as you used more energy than is necessary to cope with the problem areas
How to prevent Sludge:
Prevention – especially in this case – is most definitely better than have to pay for your entire boiler system to be replaced. A product such as MagnaClean will help to maintain and protect your home’s heating system, by removing all existing sludge and ensuring that none builds up.