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Removing sludge from your Central Heating System

Sludge deposits can cause your central heating system to work inefficiently or worse still, stop working at all. The sludge is created over time as the metal within the radiators and pipework in a property, is corroded and reacts with the oxygen in the air. As a result a build up of thick black sludge is extremely common place in heating systems across the UK.

Sadly a lot of insurance companies won’t insure your combi boiler or central heating system against any damage caused by this build up. As one of the most common causes of boiler breakdown and system in the UK, there are a few ways to resolve this. However, if you want to avoid a full system flush, the most cost efficient way to remove the sludge from your boiler system is to use a filter.

One of the best products out there to do this is currently the Magnaclean whose mantra is “Prevention is Better Than the Cure


Magnaclean FilterHow does a Magnaclean work?

A Magnaclean is a filter that is fitted on the return pipework that leads to the central heating system.

The Magnaclean filter removes sludge deposits that are present in the water as it pumps through your system. Removing this sludge is beneficial for a number of reasons:

  1. Reducing fuel consumption
  2. Reducing system wear and tear
  3. Reducing boiler breakdowns and the hassle and hardship they cause.

These features combined mean the return on investment for a Magnaclean Filter is much faster than other energy efficiency/maintenance devices.

Sludge deposits are one of the most common causes of boiler breakdown and system wear and tear and Magnaclean works by removing this.

Why can fitting a Magnaclean Filter be beneficial?

There are many benefits to proactively fitting a Magnaclean to your system. Firstly, it is obviously a lot better to deal with potential irregularities in your central heating system before they escalate to something more serious. By cleaning your heating system, you can stop the build-up of sludge in your pipework and radiators before it stops these things working as they should do.

As the Magnaclean can capture the sludge deposits at a quicker rate than they are deposited in the system, the Magnaclean filter does a great job at maintaining your system. In the long term this can help your heating system to last 60-80% longer it would do otherwise.


Alternatives to A Magnaclean Filter…

A lot of large heating and plumbing companies will recommend a powerflush as the only way to deal with the build up of sludge in our heating system. The truth is that a powerflush would help, but it is costly and isn’t something that is typically covered in the cost of your monthly boiler & heating cover plans. You are therefore likely to have to pay a lot to have this service carried out by a qualified plumber or heating engineer.

You can be proactive and try and avoid this expense. Having a filter such as the Magnaclean, or alternatives such as the Sentinel Sludge Remover or the Fernox Central Heating Protector, can enable you to minimise the build up of sludge in your system, meaning you reduce the likelihood of being affected by performance issues going forward.


Where to buy?

Direct Heating Supplies sell all the heating and plumbing supplies you need at great low prices with next working day delivery.


by Tom Key



Adey – An Introduction to The Magnaclean Manufacturer

Adey Professional Heating Solutions, based in Gloucester UK, design and manufacture filtration and cleaning product for domestic and industrial plumbing and heating solutions.

Adey: Professional heating solutions

Pioneers of the installers favorite Magnaclean, the company has gone from strength to strength, launching new and innovative additions to the Magnaclean family, such as the Micro, TwinTech and MagnaCleanse.

With a firm grounding and ethos on product innovation and quality; along with a genuine understanding of the practical and daily working needs of the professional installer, Adey Solutions continues to be market leader in filtration innovation and excellence.

This understanding stems from the company’s founder and inventor of the award winning MagnaClean technology, Chris Adey. Chris started his career serving an apprenticeship with British Gas prior to working at various engineering and technical levels within the central heating industry.

Magnaclean filter

Adeys flagship product, and what really put their name on the map, MagnaClean Professional sets an industry standard for plumbing and heating engineers when it comes to protecting and maintaining both new and existing central heating systems.


MagnaClean: protects & maintain new and existing central heating systems

The simple but ingenious arrival of MagnaClean Professional on the market has generated considerable interest among boiler manufacturers and service professionals throughout the sector. It is widely recognised as a major breakthrough in central heating system maintenance.


In an age of advanced and high efficiency gas and oil boilers there has never been a greater need to safeguard what amounts to one of the most important and most expensive investments in the modern home – The central heating system.

With 2012 seeing Adey Solutions win the prestigious Queens Award, the company that invented the MagnaClean filter, which maintains and protects central heating systems and reduces domestic heating bills and carbon emissions using magnetic technology, has been honoured with the award in recognition of its continued product innovation and extraordinary rise from garden shed to multi-million pound British manufacturing success in just ten years.

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