LST Radiators - How To Keep Them Clean

LST Radiators - How To Keep Them Clean

Posted by Richard Holland on 29 July 2021 08:15:00 BST


Cleaning LST Radiators

Let’s face it, hygiene has never been more important than it is right now. Everyone has become obsessed with ensuring their hands are sanitized, surfaces have been wiped and everything else has been bleached.

But when it comes to low surface temperature radiators and other heating products, what’s being done to keep these clean?

After all, LST radiators and the like are used in environments that include some of the most vulnerable people in society, from hospital patients and mental health service users to small children and the elderly.

You can have all the hand sanitizer in world, but if you’re radiators aren’t being maintained to a safe standard, then you might as well have none at all.

In this blog we discuss the method to clean and maintain low surface temperature radiators

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LST Radiators – Clean The Parts You Can See

All of Contour LST radiators, no matter what environment they are being used in, feature BioCote. This is added to the radiator as part of the powder coating process and is basically doing the hard work for your cleaning and maintenance team.

Proven to fight the spread of harmful microbes, BioCote is scientifically proven to combat the likes of e.coli and MRSA making it a critical component for radiators in environments where health and safety is of the utmost importance.

This means that when it comes to cleaning your LST radiator, the front facing parts at least, you can’t go wrong with a damp microfibre cloth.

Because BioCote is doing the hard work, the only thing you really need to do is wipe it with a damp cloth to prevent any dust or dirt build-up.

LST Radiators – Cleaning The Parts You Can’t See

When it comes to cleaning the parts of a low surface temperature radiator that you can’t see, things start getting a little more difficult.

Think about those near impossible to reach parts where you can see the dust and dirt but can’t quite reach it, no matter what cleaning instrument you have at your disposal. While it’s easy to gloss over this, dust build up over time can stop your LST functioning efficiently.

While you could go out of your way and buy the latest cleaning equipment and ergonomic dusters, sometimes solving the problem at source is the easiest solution.

If only there was a way to easily get behind the radiator…

Contour provides RotaRad rotating valve kits that can be installed on LST radiators as a cost effective and efficient means to access its rear, and with NHS guidelines dictating the frequency that radiators need to be cleaned, it’s a sensible solution.

This means that when it comes to deep cleaning radiators, what would normally take two people around half an hour can be achieved in a couple of minutes.

The radiator simply rotates away from the wall providing no hiding place for dust.

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Cleaning a radiator and maintaining health and safety standards might seem easy and something you don’t have to spend too much time doing, but the reality is, it all comes down to the quality and design of your low surface temperature radiators.

With BioCote helping protect the visual parts of the radiator from getting dangerously dirty, all you need to a micro-fibre cloth and spare few seconds.

When it comes to the bits you can’t see, but the places where dust and grim like to dwell, it all comes come to your LST radiator’s design; RotaRad is the true hero of dust prevention.

Whatever heating solutions you require, Contour can provide radiators to suit. All you need to do is speak to our experts today.