How to clean behind & inside radiators?

(10 Posts)
bighitter Tue 23-Aug-16 19:21:45

I'm moving into a house where the previous tenants were pretty dirty. There is a lot of dog hair and dirt that's collected inside and behind the radiators and there is also a lot of dog hair trapped behind the pipes underneath the radiators. Please can anyone recommend a way of cleaning all these areas?

iwishiwish Tue 23-Aug-16 21:54:12

Steam cleaner. One with a long lance accessory. Blast it all out and sanitises at the same time. smile

PeppaPigStinks Tue 23-Aug-16 21:56:12

Can you take them off the wall? You don't necessarily need to undo the pipes I don't think!

millysmith Tue 23-Aug-16 22:01:01

I have one of these brushes, it's super easy to use, simply slide it down the back of your radiator and start cleaning.

slyshantae Tue 23-Aug-16 22:17:05

A product like this would be ideal for cleaning your radiators.

JenLindley Tue 23-Aug-16 22:22:32

I got a Hoover attachment that is a long thin bendy pipe with a pointed end. Unfortunately my Henry numatic shaft is a funny shape so the hose doesn't fit snug but I hold it on anD it works pretty well for getting down the middle and back of the radiators. I have a hairy dog too.

gamerchick Tue 23-Aug-16 22:24:16

Hairdrier at the top blowing down and Hoover pipe at the bottom sucking pointing up.

nostaples Wed 24-Aug-16 07:57:56

Wire coat hanger with a sock on it. Goodness, why on earth would you buy a gadget for such things?

Sonnet Thu 25-Aug-16 11:08:45

Love the hair dyer tip Gamerchick - thanks smile

ShotsFired Thu 25-Aug-16 11:16:39

I would seriously take them off the wall and give them a good once over now, because you will never properly clean them just by reaching down the back. For future you can use the hoover attachment or sock on a hanger have never cleaned behind a radiator in my life

See [random google] for how to: www.diydata.com/plumbing/central_heating/removing_radiator/removing_radiator.php

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