A great solution is also a hair dryer, which you set to the highest level of blowing and direct through the upper opening into the interior.

Sometimes the things we look at every day are so self-evident that we forget that we should pay some attention to them. And yet they deserve it. The dirt on the radiators is most often remembered at the beginning of the heating season, when the stove smells of dust when the stove is lit, and it suddenly finds its way everywhere. It is true that radiators are not easy to clean, but there are some useful tricks you can use to help yourself.

Remove the protection to begin with

Before you start cleaning, take a closer look at your radiators, as the protection will need to be removed. This usually consists of two sides and an upper grid. For older models of radiators, you will first need to remove the top grille, only then will you push the side guard to remove the side guard. While with the new models of radiators, you will first have to remove the side protection, which you push up in the same way as with the old ones, and only then the upper one. Wash the latter with some detergent and hot water and dry well before reinstalling.

It’s time to clean the interspaces

cleaning behind the radiator

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Remember to clean the wall behind the radiator as well.

Only now does the real fun begin. How you clean the core in which the most dirt is trapped is, of course, entirely up to you. But for starters, we advise you to use a mistletoe, which simply pushes the dirt down towards the bottom, where be sure to set a cloth or an old towel that will retain dust and dirt. Of course, repeat the process until all the dirt and dust is gone. To get rid of any micro dust particles left on the grilles, roll a microfiber cloth over the holder and rub well over all the grilles and edges. You’ll be amazed at where all the dust is still hiding. Of course, you can also do wet cleaning, where we still advise you to use dry tactics with mistletoe. Then place a towel and a container under the radiator, where you will catch the hot soap, which you carefully and slowly pour through the pipes.