Removing A Radiator

Removing A Radiator

A radiator circulates water to provide heat in a room, they are usually installed with clips or brackets that are fixed to the wall.

There are a number of occasions when removing a radiator would make life a lot easier, especially when it comes to decorating behind and also for cleaning all that accumulated dust away!

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The major thing that prevents DIYer’s from removing radiators is simple, they really are not specialised in this field and it is recommended to call out a local plumber, who can remove and replace the radiator in no time.

This can become quite costly if you need to have all your radiators removed especially when it comes to decorating!

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One major problem is the dirty water if this spills over the carpet this could stain and can be difficult to clean off!

The picture below shows the radiator has been tilted to catch all the water which in most cases is black.

If you do have a spillage on your floors it is advised to try and wipe off as soon as possible, as it can stain and, in some cases, you may have no option but to replace your carpets!

removing a radiator from the wall

If you are thinking of having a go at removing the radiator by yourself think first as radiators can be quite heavy. You may need a second person to assist when removing and putting it back onto the wall!


removing a radiator from the wall


Removing a radiator can also become a very messy job and very time-consuming!

The pictures below show how messy a job can be when you Do-It-Yourself, just by removing one radiator could take you a whole day even before you have started the decorating process!

removing a radiator from the wall to decorate behind

Once the radiator has been removed, you will then have the task of making sure you have wiped down the walls behind the radiator and the skirting, as over a period of time they will have accumulated a lot of dust.

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Behind the back of the radiator is the place we never even consider when it comes to cleaning!

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Also, if you have radiator covers this could be far worse as what you cannot see is out of sight and out of mind!

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From the pictures below you can see that radiators are concealed behind radiator covers in a hospital as a measure to reduce airborne contamination within hospitals.

Within the NHS’s cleaning procedure methods of removing dust have been outlined as well as deep cleaning areas which include radiators!

cleaning behind a radiator

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The Easy Way Using Rotarad!

There is an easy way which can allow you instant access without the need to remove the radiators.

No Tools Required!

Instant Access!

No more draining down system once fitted!

step by step to removing a radiator from the wall

Picture 1 – Release the radiator from the wall retaining brackets.

Picture 2 – Shows the radiator being supported at 45 Degrees by 2 safety wires.

Picture 3 – Shows lowering the radiator to floor level after releasing the safety wires.

Picture 4 – Shows the radiator lowered to floor level which allows instant access.



By being able to move the radiator in an instant will allow for stress-free quick decorating, wallpapering and cleaning.  Having instant full access would be the ideal solution to overcome

It will also eliminate the need to call out your local plumber or Do-it-yourself which can save you time and money.

Installing Rotarad enables you to achieve superior standards of decorating and hygiene with instant access to easily maintain ongoing improved standards of hygiene for your home and wellbeing.

removing a radiator from the wall

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