How to clean heating radiators inside

How to clean old batteries, remove dust, layers of cobwebs and accumulated grease? Our experts – collected several effective ways to clean the batteries in the apartment. Before we get to them, let’s consider what kind of batteries there are. 

Types and kinds of heating radiators

  • Depending on the material your radiators are made of and their shape, you will need to choose the best cleaning technique. Pay attention to what your radiators are made of:
  • steel (panel steel radiators, tubular radiators);
  • aluminum (lithium or extrusion radiators);
  • cast iron (the well-known harmonica radiators and modern retro-style models);
  • bimetal.

How to clean the batteries inside

Method 1: This is the most popular option for getting rid of dust from the inside and back walls of bimetallic or steel radiators. To do this, the back wall of the battery should be covered with a suitable-sized wet cloth. And then on the front, “front” side to direct a powerful jet of air from an ordinary hair dryer. The hair dryer will blow out all the dust from inside the radiator, and it will fix on the wet rag at the back. After that, remove the cloth, and go over the external parts of the radiator again with a damp cloth or sponge.

Method 2: If you have cast-iron radiators, simply blowing dust, cobwebs and other contaminants out with the air from a hair dryer will not blow them out. The problem is that often the dust as if “welded” to the coating of cast iron radiators during the heating season. And to get rid of them, you need to be inventive and careful not to hurt the skin of your hands. You can use rag household gloves or just put on the hand wet in water or soap solution unnecessary cotton sock. Then you should use your hand covered with the sock or cloth to go over all the inner and back parts of the radiator. All the dust and cobwebs will remain on the cloth surface. If you are dealing with a dense layer of dust, first soak the dirt in this way and then go over it again with your hand, wiping the radiator clean.

Method 3. For aluminum and cast iron radiators, you can also use this method of cleaning. Dissolve ordinary baking soda in water. Take a bottle brush, dip it in this baking soda solution and thoroughly go over the “ribs” of the radiator. Dust and dirt will come off in 5-10 minutes.

Method 4: Toothpaste or tooth powder will help to remove sticky grease on the radiators in the kitchen. Apply it to an ordinary sponge and rub the dirty areas well.

Method 5: You can spray the radiator with a cleaning agent or detergent solution with citric acid, baking soda, hydrogen peroxide through a spray gun. And after that, as usual, wipe the radiator clean with a sponge or a damp cloth.

Method 6: Very dirty radiators (for example, after repair work) can be cleaned in this way. Put wide trays under radiators, cover wallpaper and nearby objects with oilcloth or construction film, heat water in a kettle and water the radiator with hot water, so that dirty water remains in the tray. When the dirt is soaked in this way, you can use a brush with any cleaning agent.

Useful tips:

  • Before washing the radiators, take care of the safety and security of the wallpaper on the wall behind the radiator itself: cover it with construction film or oilcloth. And under the radiator itself, place a wide basin where dirty water or cleaning agents will run off.
  • To clean the batteries can be used as industrial detergents, and means that are always in every home: soap, toothpaste or tooth powder, hydrogen peroxide, baking soda diluted in water, and citric acid. Pay attention! In order not to provoke the appearance of rust on the batteries, avoid detergents with added chlorine or phosphates.
  • When spraying the radiators with water or detergents, place old newspapers or rags on the floor under the radiator so that the water or detergents do not remain on the floor but are absorbed.

Washing radiators is a rather complicated task that requires a lot of time. That is why it is better to use the services of our company and order their washing from the specialists of TivaCleaners. Our cleaning company will do everything quickly, qualitatively and for an affordable price. 

May 16 2024