LST Radiators are a key heating solutions for many hygiene conscious environments such as residential care homes, hospitals and education facilities such as primary schools and nurseries.

In these places, it’s important to ensure that cleanliness is at it’s best to reduce the risk of bacteria spreading which can affect patient wellbeing and student attendance rates.

Contour have been blogging about how to keep LST radiators clean in your schools and hospitals.

Read on to find out more…



What Should Clean LST Radiators With?

Here at Contour, we coat our LST radiators with BioCote® antimicrobial technologies. The powder coating helps to reduce the number of bacteria on the surface of the LST radiator, including MRSA and E.Coli. It’s been proven to reduce the presence of potentially harmful bacteria by 99% in two hours.

Because of the effectiveness of BioCote®, we recommend that LST radiators are cleaned with brushes or a non-abrasive damp cloth and that cleaning agents aren’t used. This prevents damage to the powder coating that could otherwise impact its effectiveness.

The most effective non-abrasive cloths to use are microfibre. These cloths are made up of material that is extremely fine, making it effective in gathering up and removing dust and small particles from the surface of the LST radiator.

Microfibre cloths are also beneficial in the cleaning of LST radiators because they can reach the smaller areas where large brushes or vacuum cleaners wouldn’t be effective.



RotaRad For LST Radiators | Contour Heating | Shifnal, West Midlands

RotaRad are WRAS, KTW and ACS approved rotating valve kits. These can be installed onto existing radiators, as well as new ones providing that the radiators are piped up with BBOE connections to make access for cleaning much easier.

With RotaRad kits, the radiator can be bought down to floor level, giving access to the back and the wall behind it. It’s these areas where dust and bacteria can often gather because the warm, dark environment is harder to reach and clean.

With RotaRad, this issue is removed as LST radiators can be cleaned entirely which reduces the potential for dust and bacteria build up.

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

To read about how RotaRad can improve LST radiator cleaning processes, click here.



Contour LST radiators can be easily cleaned with the ease of access created with RotaRad rotating valve kits which makes getting to the back of the LST much easier.

Cleaning them can be done with a vacuum cleaner and a microfibre cloth to access the smaller areas where dust could otherwise build up.

Our use of BioCote® anti-microbial technologies means that the build up of bacteria is reduced because of the antimicrobial technology in the powder coating.

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About Us

Contour produces a range of innovative, safe surface temperature systems for healthcare, education, mental health, commercial and secure sectors, working in close partnership and collaborating with architects, M&E engineers, NHS Trusts, local authorities, design consultants and contractors to deliver outstanding safe heating solutions.

Contour is the exclusive partner of BioCote® anti-microbial technology for LST and anti-ligature radiators.  BioCote® additives reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Contour combine an extensive range of colour-paints is  with BioCote® for a durable, high-quality finish.

Contour’s heating solutions offer secure, single-person quick access to radiator guard interiors for regular deep cleaning and maintenance.  Each year, Contour save the NHS millions of pounds in cleaning costs, therefore delivering cleaner, safer environments.  Contour is redefining the marketplace and therefore many regard us as a design and innovation leader within the industry.

Contour have a quality- first philosophy. Our customer-focused team possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, they take pride in developing solutions for your heating requirements.

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The Mansions, 43 Broadway Shifnal

Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

+44 1952 290 498

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