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If you don’t feel your central heating is working as well as it used to in your Tilgate home, one of the possible reasons could be a build-up of sludge in the system.

What is sludge?

Sludge is a build-up of various deposits of dirt and dust. Over time it can build up inside your radiators.

How do I know if I have sludge?

The easiest way to check is to bleed your radiators and see if the water coming out is dark coloured. If it is, then this can be an indicator of sludge starting to build up. Sludge could be becoming a problem if you notice any of the following:

  • your central heating is taking longer than usual to warm up
  • some parts of the house are colder than others because the central heating pump can’t circulate properly.

How a Tilgate plumber can help you with a sludge problem

Fortunately there is help at hand – many Tilgate plumbers offer services which can help clear sludge and allow your central heating system to work more efficiently again. This is with a treatment called power flushing, which a Tilgate plumber can use to flush through the system and get clean water moving in it again.