Power Flushing

Highly experienced, professional and reliable heating engineers

Does your system need a powerflush?

If you find your radiators are struggling to fully heat up or are cold at the bottoms it may be that your central heating system needs to be power flushed.

This is not an unusual problem, as pipes and radiators suffer from sludge build up over time, and there is a simple solution to resolve it. We use magnetic filtration coupled with a top of the range Norstrom powerflushing machine, cleansing agents and a radiator agitator (for severe cases) that will remove sludge quickly and safely, getting your radiators back to full working order in no time.

Don't leave it too late for a powerflush

The sludge in the system is caused by corrosion and corrosion promotes corrosion, The picture on the left is an example of what can happen if it is left too long.

If left for too long sometimes the system may need new sections of pipe, new radiators or a complete new system.

It is possible to flush your radiators yourself by removing them one at a time, taking them outside and connecting your mains water hose pipe to one of the connections on the radiator, Blast the water through until it runs clear then blast through from the opposite side. You can then repeat this process whilst hitting the radiator with a rubber mallet, you will be shocked at what comes out!! This is a very effective way of flushing the radiators but can be very messy and time consuming, it also does not clean any of the system pipework so is not the ideal solution.

We offer competitive prices and cater to all properties from large hotels to single flats,

We power flush as standard when we install new boilers which is a requirement for the extended guarantees that we offer.

Draining and re filling the system is by no way a means of flushing and will remove almost none of the sludge

If you think your system needs a power flush please get in touch and one of our friendly staff will be happy to help you

Frequently Asked Questions

There are various ways of determining this but usually your radiators are hot at the top and cold at the bottom if they contain a lot of sludge.
Because the water cannot circulate efficiently and the water is heating up inside the boiler to a point where it is trying to produce steam this is called kettling
No, this method is very ineffective compared to power flushing
Yes they can but the process takes a little longer and in severe cases some radiators will need to be removed for flushing
We charge a standard rate of £45 plus vat per radiator
About us

iB Heating is a local company that offers professional heating installation, repair and servicing in the domestic and commercial sector.

iB Heating was founded in 2004 by Ian Ballard. Having served a full apprenticeship and gained several years experience in the plumbing and heating sector including contracting for British Gas He decided to break the stereotype of the industry and to create a business that strives for perfection and truly values its customers.

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What our customers say...

I’m really delighted with your service , from original quotation through to the final job you carried out everything was excellent , friendly and professional.

If you need a boiler change, look no further. IB Heating are extremely helpful with so much knowledge about boilers. We needed to have our one changed and they were priced very reasonably, were clean and efficient. Highly recommended!

Sam Miles

Following a leak within our double-bunded oil tank, Ian supplied and fitted a new one within a week or so of our first contact with him. He is 100% reliable and a pleasure to deal with. The product he supplied is of much better quality than that which it replaced.

Janet Warren

They provide rapid professional service when we were without heat in a very cold spell this January. They were a friendly team and completed the installation of each new boiler in one day. We would be very happy to recommend iB heating.

Tim Wooster

We have used IB Heating extensively over the last 6 years, and can honestly say that their service, professionalism, knowledge and quality of work is the best I have experienced. Ian and the team are always prompt and work tirelessly to ensure the job is completed comprehensively yet efficiently. They have installed a complete new boiler and pipe system in our house which has taken us from the 19th to 21st century! I couldn’t recommend them enough and will continue to use their services for all of our plumbing and oil needs. Thanks for all your work team! 👍

Tom Gardner

Had a complex underfloor heating system that wasn’t being controlled correctly and had not been able be resolved by others. Ian identified and designed a solution to make the system fully function. A very professional service with a quality solution. Highly recommend.

Andy Barwise

old tank. Great job, cheerful guys who worked through the lousy weather with no complaints. When we moved house a couple of months ago, we realised that the old steel oil tank there was also not long for this world and contacted IB Heating again. Ian provided a sensible quote and the new bunded oil tank was installed cleanly and efficiently. In both cases, the old oil tanks were carefully removed and taken away with any residual oil transferred to the new tanks. Overall, an excellent service and highly recommended.

Brent Stevens

They were quick to respond to my enquiry and followed up to do quite a difficult installation of a replacement oil tank that contained 4,000 litres. The work was carried out very quickly with practical issues solved with the minimum of fuss. I would certainly use them again.

Malcolm Williams

Just replaced our aged oil boiler with a new Grant. Great service fully COVID-19 safe.

Geoff Witham

Ian was a life saviour as we discovered a minor leak in our plastic oil tank. He came out late at night to pump out the oil which was stored safely and cleanly. He and his team re built a concrete base to meet current regulations and installed a new oil tank. I couldn't fault his service and professionalism from start to finish. A great guy to do business with and I would thoroughly recommend him.

Karen Stuart

Excellent value for perfect quality workmanship. I highly recommend this company.

Paul Maynard

Ian was recommended to me by a family member who had used him before. I can't fault IB Heating nor recommend them enough. Price was reasonable and they did a very neat and professional job. My wife is OCD and appreciated their tidiness. They gave clear instruction on how to use the system at handover. After a week or two the magnetic filter developed a leak. This was a manufacturing fault not as a result of the installation. IB came out the very same day and quickly resolved the issue without fuss. Great company and nice guys who I would definitely use again. Thank you !

Tim Dove

I contracted IB Heating on recommendation from a friend. What a great decision I made! Efficient and totally professional, the team of two worked really well together and there was absolutely no hassle. A complete boiler change and a new oil tank installation were completed in two days much to our delight. I would not hesitate to recommend IB Heating in the future. A job really well done._ Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Roger Parker

Natalie Cahill Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness I can not thank Ian and his team enough for their hard work and absolute persistence to getting our heating system transferred over to a fully pressurised system. We have had ongoing problems for around three years, with plumber after plumber being called in. iB Heating are professional, reliable, personable and go out of their way to ensure everything is working exactly as it should be. I won't be using anyone else going forward, they are fantastic.

New boiler installed, Ian and Gary powerflushed the whole system thoroughly even though it was an old system, others had refused to do this. Im very impressed with the service, Will definately be reccomending to my friends and family.

Paul Bramley

11 September 2016

Oil tank replacement and boiler service. Both carried out very quickly and efficiently by Ian and his team with no fuss or bother. Site left clean and tidy. Highly recommended.

Peter R

17 November 2020

Our Services

Gas boiler installation & replacement

Expert Gas Safe registered installation with 10 year guarantees on new gas boilers

Oil boiler installation & replacement

OFTEC registered oil boiler installers, Extended 7 year guarantees on Grant Vortex oil boilers.

Gas Boiler Servicing

We can service all makes and models of gas boilers

Full Central Heating System Installation

Full central heating system design & installation

Oil Boiler Repair

We carry a vast array of spare parts for oil boilers, We often fix the problem on the first visit

Gas Safety Inspections

Landlords gas safety inspections and CP12 certification

Oil Boiler Servicing

Oil boiler servicing

Power Flushing

Full central heating powerflushing using top of the range flushing equipment

Central Heating Repair

We have extensive knowledge and a huge array of parts stocked to get your central heating repaired in no time

Oil Tank Installation & Replacement

Expert oil tank Installation and replacement

Call us 01580 242 801
Emergency Callouts 07711 597 584
Registered Address The Oast House Great Jobs Cross, Hastings Road, Rolvenden, Cranbrook, Kent, England, TN17 4PL