DIY Troubleshooting

  1. How to clean dust from your radiators

    How to clean dust from your radiators

    It's quite easy to forget about cleaning your radiators when going about your regular housework. Hot surfaces often attract dust and dirt and this definitely applies to radiators, especially down the back of them. While you might think that dirt behind your rads is a case of 'out of sight, out of mind', dusty radiators could actually be preventing heat... Read More...
  2. How to fix a leaking towel radiator or rail

    How to fix a leaking towel radiator or rail

    Over the last couple of decades, having a heated towel rail in the bathroom has become almost as common a sight as the main bathroom suite. Whenever homeowners start to plan a new bathroom, it almost always includes the installation of a towel radiator. They look great and are incredibly practical, so it makes sense to have one fitted. However... Read More...
  3. How to stop your heating pipes from making noises

    How to stop your heating pipes from making noises

    A well-maintained central heating system should come on smoothly, efficiently and, most of all, quietly. Noises such as banging, knocking, ticking or creaking can be annoying and can even give the more superstitious among us the impression that the house is haunted! Sometimes a bit of noise from the central heating is nothing to worry about, however in certain instances... Read More...
  4. Balancing Radiators: A step-by-step guide

    Balancing Radiators: A step-by-step guide

    If you're finding that some radiators in your home aren't getting hot as quickly as others, it might be that your radiators need balancing. In this article we'll run you through the process of how to balance your radiators so that heat is distributed evenly around your home again. Balancing vs bleedingTurn off your central heatingBleed your radiatorsGo to radiator... Read More...
  5. The Complete Guide to Cast Iron Radiators

    Welcome to Trade Radiator’s Complete Guide to Cast Iron Radiators. This special article is going to be your one and only resource when looking at anything and everything to do with cast iron radiators. We have developed this guide over some time to create one place where all the questions from you, our customers, are answered when you want to... Read More...
  6. Why is my radiator making noise?

    Why is my radiator making noise?

    Radiators are a vital part of our home, providing a great amount of heat and making our lives much more comfortable. However, there can be times when they emit strange noises which, over time, can become quite annoying. In this article we'll look at the most common radiator noises and what might be causing them. Radiators banging If you live... Read More...
  7. Radiator not working? Troubleshooting tips from Trade Radiators

    Radiator not working? Troubleshooting tips from Trade Radiators

    It can be very frustrating when your radiator stops working for no obvious reason, especially as it often happens when you need your heating the most. In this article, we'll give you 3 easy tips you can try yourself to see if it will fix the problem. It's always worth giving these a go before calling in a professional. 1... Read More...
  8. How to fix a pinhole leak in your radiator and copper pipes

    How to fix a pinhole leak in your radiator and copper pipes

    A pinhole leak in your rads or pipes is an annoying problem. Not only can it cause your heating system to perform less efficiently, it can also lead to expensive water damage if left untreated. In this article, we'll look at what causes a pinhole leak and how you can go about fixing it and solving the problem. What causes... Read More...
  9. A quick and easy guide to central heating inhibitor

    A quick and easy guide to central heating inhibitor

    If you've taken an extra interest in your central heating system recently, then you definitely need to know about inhibitor. Keeping your central heating system well-maintained and running smoothly is incredibly important and ensures that your home gets warm when you need it most. Central heating inhibitor is absolutely imperative to this process and we'll explain more below. What is... Read More...
  10. How to hide your radiator pipes

    How to hide your radiator pipes

    Copper radiator pipes are an incredibly important component of any central heating system. They are responsible for carrying the hot water water around our homes and play their part in ensuring we keep warm during the coldest months. The problem is that copper pipes can be unsightly and usually require disguising of concealing. Painting the pipes the same colour as... Read More...

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