Redundancy leads to new powerflushing business

Barry Maxted, who has more than 15 years’ experience in the industry, has made the most of his time on furlough by starting a new powerflushing business.

MAXFlush offers a professional powerflushing service to heating engineers and homeowners. He is using the Norstrom Proflush Professional range of machines as well as the Adey Magnacleanse, a statement said.

Barry, who has previously worked at Fernox, Alpha Heating Innovation and most recently, Norstrom ProFlush, was, like thousands of others in the industry, put on furlough during lockdown and was last month made redundant.

“I had often thought about going out on my own in the past, as I could see there was a gap in the market for a specialist powerflushing service, so I decided to take this opportunity to do something about it,” he said. “Powerflushing is absolutely vital for the long-term preservation of heating systems and boilers, and with manufacturers selling their products with longer and longer warranties, the condition and maintenance of the system water is more crucial than ever. However, depending on the state of the system, it can take anything from four to 10 hours to complete a full powerflush and many heating engineers simply don’t have the time, equipment or experience to do it themselves.

“With MAXFlush, heating engineers who are unable to complete a powerflush themselves are still able to offer it to their customers, safe in the knowledge that they will receive a professional, friendly and reliable service.”