How to clean behind LST radiators

  • 20 Feb 2019

The back of LST radiators – warm, dark spaces – are the ideal place for bacteria to grow and thrive. In schools and hospitals, where there can be serious implications of high bacteria presence, it is important to be able to properly clean behind LST radiators.

With Contour’s LST radiators, you can feel assured that you have additional protection from BioCote® antimicrobial technology which inhibits the growth of 99.9% of bacteria within two hours. 

In addition to bacteria though, dust can build up behind an LST radiator and block the grilles and fins, affecting heat output. However, Contour’s range of DeepClean LST Radiators prevents them from becoming dust traps, making them more hygienic wherever they are installed.

Due to the BioCote® antimicrobial technologies on Contour LST radiators, 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 finer than human hair. It’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 a hand-held or regular vacuum cleaner to get the dust from behind the radiator without the need to reach all the way down it, however, this won’t be as effective as a microfiber brush.

RotaRad are WRAS, KTW and ACS approved rotating valve kits that can be installed onto new and existing radiators, that allow the LST radiator to be bought down to floor level so that they 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

By using RotaRad kits as part of your LST heating solutions, you can make accessing the back of the radiator and the wall much easier and ensure that the radiators are fully hygienic. 

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

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