Chemical water treatments can generally be categorised under 3 headings:
The use of cleansers and inhibitors in heating systems is required for compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations (as specified in the Domestic Heating Compliance Guide - published May 2006) and BS7953:2006 Code of practice for Treatment of Water in Domestic Hot Water Central Heating Systems. Members of the UKWTA were instrumental in helping to revise these regulations and fully support compliance in all installations.
There are a wide variety of products on the market. Special care should be taken to select a product suitable for the particular application and water quality. Consumers are advised to question installers as to the suitability of products being used.
Work with a reputable manufacturer or supplier and chemicals to help guide you through the various products available – Begin by consulting the list of UKWTA members.