The Importance of Rapid Flushing Your System


Rapid Flushing System

Your central heating system over time builds up with sludge and debris. This is caused by chemical reaction between dissimilar metals within the system. Copper, brass, aluminium and iron. Chemical inhibitors will slow down the process which produces this reaction, but over time the inhibitor becomes less effective.

All component parts of your heating system are effected by sludge and magnetite build up. Pump, radiators, pipes, valves and especially your boiler. Old cast iron boiler would take this abuse over years with no notable effect, that you would notice. New low water content modern boilers are a different matter, as the build up of these nasties can be seriously detrimental to their health. And more importantly your pocket with expensive repairs, reduced life span and reduced efficiency.

A single power-flush will remove an average of 3kg of sludge and other deposits from an ageing heating system. Where the system has incorrectly cold feed and vent pipe, or where no inhibitor has previously been added, anything up to 7kg of sludge can be removed.

The Magnacleanse rapid flush system is 5 times more effect and will remove virtually all suspended iron oxide particles and debris in one pass. What enters the filter is retained and prevented from re-circulating, by a powerful magnetic field.

Magnetic Filter

Now you don’t need to have an expensive power-flush every couple of years with an inhibitor top-up, as once the Magnacleanse rapid flush is done then a Magnaclean filter can be installed to continue protecting your system. Then when it comes to having your annual boiler service the filter is cleaned, inhibitor topped up, and the protection continued.

We believe that rapid flushing and installing a Magnaclean Filter is a must for modern central heating systems and boilers. We therefore incorporate them in any new boiler quote, for your future peace of mind. Even if you have had a new boiler installed recently we still can carry out a rapid flush and install a Magnaclean Filter. Better late than never. Prevention is better than cure and it will definitely improve your system.

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Why Your New Boiler Installation isn’t Saving You Money

   You must be kidding! You’ve been told your new boiler that has just been installed is going to reduce your gas bill. Or so your told. The new condensing boiler is very efficient, so why am I telling you it won’t be, when all the papers, advertising, and heating installers are telling you otherwise. You may have had a new heating system installed, had it flushed along with your radiators. You may have had inhibitor added, but unless you had a magnetic filter fitted, you may as well have kept your old boiler.

    Black Sludge. Black iron oxide, better known as sludge, builds up in your heating system, causing boiler breakdown, decrease in circulation, cold spots on radiators and at worst blocked pipes. The initial cleaning of your heating system and added an inhibitor will put your system back to near full efficiency initially, but as time passes, the sludge will return. The inhibitor becomes less effective and a further flush will be required. Not cost effective in your eyes so it’s unlikely to happen, is it.

   You may have your Boiler serviced regularly; but rarely your system. How many service engineers flush your system annually? They might top up your inhibitor, but that’s not good enough. If you liken this to the service on your car. The engine is tuned, the oil is changed along with the filter. Why; because the oil in your car becomes thick with sticky, gooey contaminants, and lowers the effective running of your car, wearing out parts prematurely. It’s no different to your central heating system. The boiler is the heart, the engine, with water running through it’s pipe work , instead of oil. You need to remove and clean out that sludge that builds up within the system and your radiators. Your not going to have a flush every year, but you can have a filter fitted, which can be easily cleaned when your boiler is serviced.

   Black oxide build up can reduce the efficiency of your system by as much as 15%,. According to the experts, that measure these changes. Case studies indicate that even though heating systems have had a powerflush, with the fitting of a magnetic filter, reveals sludge still exists. Flushing had not removed it all. In addition by fitting a magnetic filter it can increase the efficiency of your existing heating installation by 6%. Again more money saving on your gas for the future. Case studies have also revealed that over a two year period the results have been so good, where magnetic filters have been fitted, compared to installations without them, housing associations are making it a matter of course, in fitting them.

   A magnetic filter is a small vessel, usually fitted to your central heating system, on the return pipe going to your new boiler. It has a couple of valves, which are turned to isolate the filter, enabling the removal of the black sludge. It doesn’t have to be fitted on just new boiler installations, as it can be installed at any time, and it’s not overly expensive.

   A new boiler life span is anything from 10 to 15 years, depending on the manufacturer’s quality of product. It seems common sense to prolong it’s life to the full. Consider having a magnetic filter fitted to ensure you have an efficient heating system, with lower breakdowns, and lower gas bills.

   Moggridge Plumbing Limited recommends the installation of a magnetic filter such as Magnaclean or Fernox F1, in association with their Magnacleanse power flush. Contact us now on 0206412240. Or register your interest at, and we will contact you.

   I hope you found this article useful.

 Philip Moggridge

We Use Copper – 10 Good Reasons Why



The Plumbing and Heating industry has and is, evolving year by year, but for reliability, longevity and a professional looking finish, Moggridge Plumbing Limited continue to use copper, despite the innovations of other forms of water transference. Why?

 Yes, it seems more expensive, time consuming to install, and needs a professional to handle it correctly, but for your piece of mind, and your future security, is it not worth it?

 The type of material used for the plumbing and heating systems of any construction project needs to be something the installer can trust and rely on. For any domestic situation, copper is the preferred material for plumbing and heating systems because:-

1. It is Reliable  – Copper tube and fittings have been tried and tested for over 40 years, and we say it out performs other materials. It’s strong, adaptable and tough and copper gives consistently good results in plumbing, heating and gas installations. Copper fittings have to meet a standard of quality, they are scientifically tested, and fully accepted world-wide.

2. It is Versatile –  There’s nothing like copper for plumbing versatility. Copper tube and fittings can be used in every part of plumbing, heating and gas systems. For a skilled plumber, copper is the best material to work with. It’s strong, malleable, and can be bent with ease. And it looks better too.

3. It is Durable – Copper is long lasting. Being strong and resistant to damage, Moggridge Plumbing Limited is confident copper tube and fittings will last for decades. Copper’s long history as a plumbing material means its durability is well proven. You want trouble-free, worry-free installations. and we want happy customers.

4. It has no Health issues – Copper is a natural material – it’s been used to make drinking vessels, pipes and water containers for thousands of years. No other plumbing material can beat copper’s superb health record. Copper tube and fittings will help keep your water-supply safe: another good reason to trust copper.

5. It is a long term investment – Everyone knows copper means quality, but it’s head and shoulders above any other material when you compare its price and performance. Copper gives an excellent result – yet the total cost of a copper installation can be competitive in relation to other materials. In the hands of a skilled installer, copper gives you a reliable system at a reasonable price. And that’s what you want – value for money.

6. It is Recyclable – Unlike other plumbing materials, copper keeps its value. Copper is completely recyclable, which benefits both the environment and the plumbing profession. You benefit too: your homes are more valuable with genuine copper plumbing, and more and more people today are concerned about the world’s natural resources. It minimises our environmental impact because it is a fully recyclable material. Moggridge Plumbing Limited is committed to recycling all materials where possible.

7. It is resistant to heat, corrosion, pressure and fire – Copper’s usage is based on all these combinations of properties that make it our choice. Firstly having the ability to handle extremes of heat with no side-effects, is a big plus. Equally important, copper’s resistance to corrosion,high water-pressure and makes it ideal in all situations including gas installations. It doesn’t burn, it keeps its shape and strength in high temperature environments and it gives long life in service. All round, copper offers a remarkable list of advantages to you. It all adds up to peace of mind.

8. It’s Non-permeable – Copper gives excellent protection against contaminants to the domestic water supply. Nothing can get through: no fluids, no germs, no oxygen, no ultra-violet rays – nothing. Copper doesn’t absorb organic substances, and cannot be softened by them in service. You can paint, vanish and polish it without any adverse effects.

9. It looks Professional – Copper is the natural choice for Moggridge Plumbing Limited for our professional plumbing and heating work. Whenever quality counts, we choose copper systems and our trained professionals install them. For you, reliability is the number one consideration. We choose copper because of its proven track-record.

10. It is Industry supported – Copper tube and fittings come from a world-wide industry with decades of experience – and a long-term commitment to supplying quality products at competitive prices. The industry invests in the plumbing profession in all sorts of ways – training, technical support, improving standards and helping to develop codes of practice. The copper industry believes in copper’s future. Above all, the industry believes in professionals like us. When we choose copper, you have the industry’s 100 per cent support behind us.

 So the next time you get an ‘unbelievable’ quote for your plumbing and heating job, just ask if it is being installed in copper. Sometimes it is the hidden work that you don’t see, that is important. For peace of mind you call always call – Moggridge Plumbing Limited.