Ah cool, that's a good way of dealing with it, is it easy to bleed mate?
Yea easy enough. Battery needs to come out, then remove the battery tray liner. You can just about get to the bleed nipple on the back of the slave through an access hole through the bottom of the battery bracket, so that can stay in place with the fusebox etc.
6mm (I think) spanner, a length of clear tube, a clear bottle, enough brake fluid to top up the reservoir, and a friend to push the pedal.
1. Top up brake fluid res.
2. Pop hose on bleed nipple.
3. Open bleed nipple
4. Have friend push pedal and hold at the bottom.
5. Close bleed nipple.
6. Have friend lift the pedal to the top.
7. Inspect brake fluid reservoir - top up if needed.
Repeat steps 3 through to 7 until you get clean fluid with no bubbles (this is why you need a clear tube), then tighten up the bleed nipple, tighten up the lid on the reservoir, remove the bottle/tube and reassemble the car.
If you get a tonne of mucky fluid out at first, that could be the remnants of the seals inside the slave... When I bled mine out it was great for about 12 hours, but the next day when I went to drive it the crappy light pedal was back. Replaced the slave cylinder, and all was well for the next month or so until my clutch failed! Definitely worth bleeding first though!
Easy to do at home, maybe 30 mins labor if you wanted to pay someone.