Removing a radiator

Removing a radiatorRemoving a radiator is not as difficult as you might think. All you need is an adjustable spanner, a little bit of DIY savvy, and the simple instructions we are about to give you.

Step 1 in removing a radiator

Before you start tinkering with the radiator you need to make sure that you turn the heating off.

Step 2 in removing a radiator

The next step towards removing a radiator is to locate the isolating valves on the radiator in question (there will be two of them – one on either side of the radiator) and shut the water supply to the radiator off by turning both valves in an anticlockwise direction.

Step 3 in removing a radiator

Now you need to undo the nut which is positioned horizontally on the radiator valve. For this you will need to use your adjustable spanner. Be sure not to undo the lower nut which connects to the vertical pipe. If you do loosen this lower nut by mistake, all of the water in your heating system will come pouring out.

Before you loosen the upper horizontal nut, it’s a good idea to place a shallow container underneath it, because water will begin to seep out as you undo the nut. Don’t worry; this is just the water from the radiator.

If you have a carpeted floor you might want to take the precaution of taping some plastic sheeting to the carpet to protect it. Depending on how old the radiators is, the water can be rusty and might also draw out some sediment with it. The plastic sheeting will help to keep your carpet clean and dry.

As you remove the radiator from the wall, you should tip it up to remove any water left behind in the radiator otherwise you will drip it all over the floor when you put the radiator to one side.

Calling in the professionals – CW Services Plumbing and Heating

That’s all there is to it – nice and simple. If however you don’t like the idea of removing a radiator yourself, you can always give us a call here at CW Services Plumbing and Heating. We operate in the South London area and would be pleased to remove it for you. For more information about how we can help, click here, or call us on either 020 7733 6812 or 07949 095 184, check out how much the removal will cost and book a visit.