Repairs and Maintenance
I have full knowledge of all heating systems and if you have a problem with your heating system, I will explain the problem and provide you the correct solution to improve your system, I am interested in the long term efficiency of your system and not just a quick repair.
Radiators moved replaced
I can move or replace any existing radiators. It may be that your not getting enough heat from your exiting radiator, it could be in the wrong place or you are looking to upgrade the existing rads to a more designer type radiator to suit your current décor. I can assist, with the selection and install.
It should be noted that in many cases your heating system would require draining down and I would always replace the inhibitor chemicals that is there to protect your boiler and ensure that your system is running efficiently.
In older systems or systems that have not been installed correctly, heating circuits can develop sludge build up called Ferrous Oxide, a black metallic sludge which if left untreated can leave cold spots at the bottom of your radiator, block radiators completely and destroy, pumps, heat exchangers and control valves. In some instances it can even block pipework leading to boiler overheat and lock outs.
I carry my own modern equipment, which includes a CF 90 Flushing machine and an accompanying magnet. All Power flushing is carried out with either Sentinel or Addey chemicals during the flush and the correct inhibitor is added after the flushing is completed.
Every Power Flush carried out to date has improved the efficiency of the system. I would also recommend that you install of an in line filter which will help prevent any future build up of this destructive sludge.
Being a fully qualified engineer and gas engineer, I am able to locate problems with your heating system, whether the problem is inside or outside the boiler and offer the correct and most cost effective solution to the problem. Many faults arise from poor installation and maintenance.
If you are adding rooms or simply wish to add radiators to your current system, I can advise the best solution.
Pumps will wear out over time, especially if the system water is dirty. I can test your existing pump and let you know if it does need replacing or if it is something else that is causing the problem.
It should be noted that as from the 1st January 2013, that all replacement pumps must be of the class A type and subsequently the pipework may require changing to suit. I will advise at the time the best solution.
3 port/2 port valves repaired or replaced
In Heat only boilers, System Boilers and more recently all larger properties with Combination Boilers have either 3 port or 2 port zone valve installed to manage the efficient movement of your heating/hot water requirements. These valves, can in time, fail. I carry spares and new valves for the majority of makes and can get your system back up and running quickly and efficiently.
Radiator valves replaced
Whether you have leaking valves or require to modernize your existing radiator valves to a more modern Thermostatic valve I can advise the best solution.
Hot water cylinders replaced
In the unlikely event that your hot water cylinder develops a leak or you simply want to upgrade your old cylinder to a more modern insulated version, I can correctly size and install to comply with current building regulations to give you ample hot water for you and your family.
Immersion elements replaced
All Immersion heaters can in time fail. Before replacing the full element I will first test to determine the fault and then either replace the full element or just the thermostat part of the Immersion. The hot water will be heated to ensure there are no leaks from the immersion before I leave.
Unvented cylinders installed & serviced
If you are looking to upgrade your hot water storage to an unvented mains pressure system, I carry the correct qualifications to install and service. I can assist with selection, design and install of your unvented system.
All installations will also be supplied with a building control certificate to ensure that your investment has been installed correctly.