What Causes Internal Corrosion/Sludge
In short, the cause is an improperly maintained system. To function correctly and efficiently, our central heating systems rely on water PH levels, chemical management (appropriate use of inhibitors), and regular boiler and system health check-ups by a professional.
Ways To Prevent Sludge
As with most things, prevention is better than cure. Thankfully, there are many effective ways to prevent a build-up of sludge in your heating system and get your radiators running efficiently. In our rust and corrosion blog
, we have outlined some system changes and steps to follow annually to prevent internal corrosion. These include:
If you are already the victim of internal corrosion, then you can read more about how to remove internal corrosion from your radiator here.
- Frequent servicing and how these can save you in the long run.
- Appropriate PH balance for the metals present in the system.
- Central heating inhibitors and when to use them.
- How to check the water in your radiators.
- How to check your radiators are heating up correctly.
Avoid Increasing The Temperature
Often, a common mistake people make when fixing cold patches in their radiator is by turning their thermostat up. We advise against increasing the temperature as this makes your boiler work overtime, making it run less efficiently. Due to the heavy formation of sludge, the increased temperature will still prevent your radiator from heating effectively.
Common Radiator Issues
With radiators being cold at the bottom, it is also common to encounter radiators being cold at the top too. Fortunately, this problem is also fairly easy to resolve by bleeding your radiators to get your radiator effectively distributing heat. Still having issues with your radiator? It might be time to say farewell. Browse our eclectic range of stunning radiators to find the perfect replacement for your home.