How Do You Repair LST Radiators?
28-05-2019

In the unlikely event of there being a problem with your LST radiators, it’s important to understand what to do to get them repaired.

Contour have been blogging about what you should do if you encounter an issue and the steps that we’ve taken in our LST radiators to minimise the chances of this happening.


Identify The Problem 

 Different types of problems in LST radiators require very different solutions and repairs. When you’re in a situation where repairs are required, it’s important to fully understand what’s causing the problem to ensure that it’s fixed in the right way to avoid further problems.

There are a number of common, potential issues that could arise. Any kind of problem should be reported to the supplier who will be able to help you.

Any kind of problem should be reported to the supplier of the LST radiators who will then be able to help to resolve it.

To help them to organise a swift repair you could send them photographs to help them diagnose the problem and describe what’s going on in detail.

If the problem is a leak, for example, it’s important to figure out where it’s coming from and what could be causing it. If the radiator is an older model that’s been in situ for a long time, it could be as a result of corrosion which will need to be replaced or welded up depending on how severe the damage is.

Other types of damage will need a range of different repair types depending on the nature and severity of them.

In busy environments such as hospitals, it’s possible that grilles might get bent as the result of taking knocks as hospital beds are wheeled past.

In this situation, it’s possible to repair the grille by straightening it back out. However, depending on how bad the original damage is, there could be a compromise to the overall finish of the radiator cover.

Similarly, touch up paint can be applied to fill in scratches that could otherwise result in rust, particularly if the LST radiator is installed in a wet environment such as a bathroom.


Sticky Valves & Cold Patches

To avoid issues arising with your LST radiators, there are certain things that you can do to maintain them and keep them in full working order.

A common problem with radiators is sticky valves that get stuck in position when they aren’t being used for a long time, often over the summer.

To avoid this, Contour recommend turning the heating on once every few weeks for a short time to give the system chance to run through and to avoid the chances of valves getting stuck when you really need working heating during the cold weather.

Similarly, you should also regularly check your LST radiators to ensure that there are no cold spots on the surface. If you do find this, it could be a sign that the radiator needs to be bled.


How Can Contour Help You?

To bring you peace of mind; Contour supply LST radiators with a 5-year warranty. This means that in the unlikely event that you do encounter a problem, you can reach out to us and we will help you find the solution.

For further assurance that our LST radiators are designed with the intension of preventing damage; our products are made from 1.5mm Zintec steel as standard to give a durable solution that protects against potential damage.

We also offer LST radiators in magnelis, a form of steel which has been treated to make it 10x more resistant to rust and corrosion to give a robust solution that is designed to last.

This makes LST radiators more suitable for wet environments such as bathrooms, wet rooms and shower facilities. The helps to improve the potential lifespan of the LST Radiator.



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