DIY Troubleshooting

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. How to measure a radiator

    How to measure a radiator

    There are many reasons why you might want to measure the size of your radiator. These could include buying a new radiator of the same dimensions, moving your existing one to another wall, or even purchasing a radiator cover. However, measuring a radiator correctly is slightly more detailed than you might imagine, so in this article we'll explain how to... Read More...
  8. Who should you call to fix a radiator?

    Who should you call to fix a radiator?

    If you've got a problem with your radiators or heating system then it's usually best to call in a professional plumber or heating engineer. While there are some jobs that you can do yourself, it can be difficult if you don't have any DIY experience. You don't want to accidentally make things worse, so it's safer to get someone in... Read More...
  9. Can radiators leak gas?

    Can radiators leak gas?

    Making sure that our central heating systems are functioning safely are obviously of utmost importance to all of us. Therefore, in this article we'll deal with some important points to help you keep your central heating system running smoothly and safely. Radiators don't leak carbon monoxide The dangerous, headline-grabbing gas that is associated with faulty central heating systems is carbon... Read More...
  10. The Complete Guide to Bathroom Heating

    Welcome to the Complete Guide to Bathroom Heating from Trade Radiators. In this article, we've compiled all the most common questions our customers have regarding heating in the bathroom. With our many years of experience, we're sure that you'll find this guide the number one reference point for everything you need to know about bathroom heating. Below you'll learn about... Read More...

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