There are many things in the home that benefit from maintenance and can often help prevent the need for calling a professional out to fix a problem. Radiators are definitely one of those on the list! They are an integral part of the home and offer much comfort during the colder months.
Do not let yourself get to winter before you realise you need to call a professional out to help heat up your home again – all you need to do is follow these top tips on maintaining your radiator, and you will be warm in no time!
Read on to find out more!
Check for Leaks
Leaks in the house are the last problem you want whatever the weather, but when it is cold, this problem can feel just that little bit worse. Keeping on top of checking for leaks will hopefully mean that you spot anything untoward before it becomes a major problem. Radiator leaks can be caused by a few factors, and perhaps surprisingly, rust is one of them. If sludge has built up inside a radiator due to a chemical reaction, it can create little holes that can then cause leaks.
If you want to prevent the leaks – be sure to prevent the sludge!
Clean out your radiators regularly, and change the water too, checking to make sure there is no loose debris that could rust inside.
“Do not leave your service until winter- get it sorted before the weather turns!”
Get A Service
One of the worst mistakes you can make is waiting until winter to check that your heating system is fully working. This is, of course, a time when many people realize they are without heating and their boiler, radiator, or heating system needs to be looked at as soon as possible.
Making sure your services are maintained and kept on top of will not only help you avoid any winter issues, but it will also mean that you can stop any potential problems in their tracks, such as air blockages that prevent the heating from working more evenly, or holes and leaks that could be created from chemical reactions.
“Bite the bullet and replace your radiators”
Get it Replaced
If you do find that your radiator is a little past its sell-by date, it might be time to invest in some new radiators. Just be sure to choose them from a reputable company that can offer you a great deal on something that should be built to last! New radiators are stylish and far more energy-efficient, making them a smart purchase.
“Be sure to keep things squeaky clean, regularly!”
Clean It Out
Another important aspect of keeping your radiator maintained is to make sure it is cleaned out properly every once in a while. A lot of sludge, dust, and dirt can build up, which can prevent your radiator from working properly, and the more it builds up, the more difficult it is to clean, and the more likely you will start to face problems.