How do you clean behind LST radiators?

  • 24 Apr 2019

In hygiene conscious environments, cleanliness is crucial. Contour discusses the design of its LST radiators and how they are suitable for easy access for cleaning.

The back of LST radiators are warm, dark spaces that create the ideal place for bacteria to grow and thrive. In schools and hospitals, there can be serious implications of high bacteria presence as vulnerable children and service users may not be able to combat infections in the same way a healthy immune system will.

Proper cleaning and maintenance of LST radiators, including the back, prevents the growth and spread of these bacteria. In addition, Contour’s LST radiators are coated with With BioCote® antimicrobial technologies, offering protection from the growth of 99.9% of bacteria within two hours. 

As well as bacteria, dust builds up behind your LST radiator, effecting heat output by blocking the grilles and the fins. This can affect the cost of heating a room as the LST radiator will need to be on for longer to make up the difference. Contour’s range of DeepClean LST Radiators prevents them from becoming dust traps making them more hygienic wherever they are installed.

It is crucial, though, the clean the radiators. Due to the coating of BioCote® antimicrobial technologies, Contour recommends using brushes or damp, non-abrasive cloths without cleaning agents to maintain the integrity of the powder coating.

Microfibre is a synthetic that’s used in non-abrasive cleaning cloths and brushes to make them a highly effective way of collecting dust and dirt when cleaning behind LST radiators.

You can also use either a hand-held or a regular vacuum cleaner to get the dust from behind the radiator without the need to reach all the way down it. This method isn’t always as effective as using a microfiber brush as it doesn’t reach all of the smaller places where dust can hide. However, as part of the cleaning process, it’s a good starting point.

Rotarad are WRAS, KTW and ACS approved rotating valve kits that can be installed onto new and existing radiators. They also the LST radiator to be bought down to floor level so that the entire structure of the wall and radiator itself can be thoroughly cleaned.

In schools, it’s often found that students push items into the radiator covers and if this builds up it can cause a reduction in heat output. Installing Rotarad as part of your LST radiators means that these can be easily retrieved as part of the cleaning process.

Rotarad features:

– Flame-free installation
– Simple and fast to fit and operate
– Reliable, safe and economic
– A design life of 50 years minimum
– Can be rotated through 360 degrees
– Slimline, unobtrusive and paintable

Contour can be contacted at;
The Mansions
43 Broadway
Shifnal
TF11 8BB
Tel: 01952 290 498
Email: [email protected]

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