Water Treatment

Leaking boiler
Corrosion on a buffer vessel

Heating System Water Treatment Service

Got a pinholed boiler — maybe it's time you made use of our water treatment service?

Commercial Biomass Ltd is a leading provider of heating system water treatment services. We offer a wide range of services to help you keep your heating system running smoothly and efficiently, including:

  • Water treatment for heating systems
  • Scale removal
  • Corrosion prevention
  • Sludge removal
  • Legionella prevention
  • Water testing

We use a range of water treatment options to improve your system water quality. Our team of experienced engineers is dedicated to providing you with the best possible service.

Contact us today to learn more about our heating system water treatment services.

The Pain Of Rust

If your pipe full of rust, there's a good chance your boiler, buffer, expansion vessel and everything else is in a similar condition. This picture (see right) is of a Geberit Mappress pipe. You can even see the rubber 'o' ring seal where the metal has been busy, eating it away.

This pipe develops pinholes and the leaking water was concealed by the lagging, which held it against the pipe. Some forms of pipe lagging can also become reactive when wet. It's well worth checking joints between pipe insulation and buildings to make sure they are weather tight. Have a water meter, so that you know exactly how much fresh water is entering your system.

This is especially important where your system is fitted with an automatic pressurisation unit. We have seen systems with inky black water caused by over 96,000 Litres of fresh water going through a 3,000L system over the course of a year. So, as the leak was relatively slow, the pressurisation unit did not alarm and kept putting fresh water in.

Heavily rusted pipe
Itron heat meter

The Inefficiency of Dirty Water

Dirty water doesn't just cause wear and tear on your system components, it can drastically reduce your RHI meter readings. Therefore, you can get up to a 25% increase in readings with clean system water over dirty water.