Radiator Cleaning Tools

Radiator Cleaning Tools

Over time many of you will have experienced the difficulty and frustrations you encounter when you need to reach or see behind your radiators when it comes to decorating or cleaning with no means of full access other than the removal of the radiator.

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As well as looking better than a dirty one, keeping your radiator clean and free from dust and dirt can help to keep your heating costs down.

When you look down in between and the back of your radiator you might not be happy with what you see!  

Dust, dirt and other mysterious debris can quite easily find a home in the fins and behind the back of your radiator- which really should not be there!

The dust and dirt we find between the fins of the convectors and at the back of our radiators can prohibit heat from escaping, and this will mean your radiators have to work extra hard to warm up your room.

It is advised that you thoroughly clean your radiators at least once a year during the summer months when heating is switched off.

This way you’ll keep on top of the accumulation of dust and dirt that builds up.



Believe it or not, some people use their hairdryer to get the dust out from the inside and down the back of the radiator!

This you think should help you to get a lot of the leftover dust down and out from in and behind your radiator – but not recommended as you are only blowing the contaminated dust into the air you breathe!

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Radiator Cleaning Brush 

Some of you may use the obvious the specialist radiator cleaning brush – but really is this the easiest way? 

In the meantime, don’t forget to put a towel or dust sheet under the radiator – to catch all the debris! 

Once that’s done get your brush in between the fins and behind the back of the radiator and from top to bottom start pushing that dust and dirt right out back into the air that you breathe!

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How Rotarad access enables you to clean behind the radiator!

Simply having full access behind your radiator makes it possible to see and remove the dust and dirt, shown in the picture below.

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How Rotarad access enables you to clean in between and inside the fins of the radiator!

Vacuuming - With a radiator fixed closely to the wall limits the areas that you are unable to reach or see where the dust has accumulated!

But as you can see from the picture below when the radiator has been lowered to 45 degrees angle and to floor level it is much easier to get in between the fins and behind the back of the radiator!


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When it comes to decorating behind your radiator!

This can be a very difficult, costly and time consuming and can be a messy procedure as you have to drain down the radiator, disconnect then remove from the wall to gain the access required to achieve a satisfactory result!

A long-handled roller for painting with the radiator fixed to the wall is not an easy task, the only way to get to these hard to reach places is to remove the radiator from the wall.

If you are wallpapering, again you would need to remove the radiator from the wall to allow full access to achieve a satisfactory standard.

But as you can see from the picture below you can use a standard roller or brush once you have fitted the Rotarad conversion kit which enables you to rotate the radiator to floor level, this also allows you to join and match your wallpaper down to the floor level on the area behind the radiator.

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Now there is a proactive solution available to make this difficult and time-consuming task more efficient and effective to achieve superior results for improved hygiene, cleanliness and decorating as a result of full access!

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