There always comes that time of the year when you have to turn the radiators back on. This is a sign not only that winter is coming, but also that you have to arm yourself with a lot of patience and clean them corner by corner! The trickiest thing to get rid of is dust, it creeps into the tightest parts such as crevices and afterwards it is a feat to remove it. In this regard, today we will see together how to remove it permanently and effortlessly!

Hair dryer method

Let’s start with one of the fastest and most immediate methods to get rid of dust in cracks in no time. All of us in the house have a hair dryer, so why not use it to our advantage in such cases? The air jet of the hair dryer is ideal for infiltrating even tight spaces and is a very fast method, let’s find out together now! All you have to do is put a damp microfiber cloth under and one behind the radiator, then operate the jet and medium heat. Drop all the dust, and when you see that the cracks are “clear,” then turn off the hair dryer and wipe with a microfiber cloth!

Knot method

Let us now turn to the knot method, another very interesting trick that never fails to be a valuable help for radiator cracks. Similarly, to the hair dryer, again we are talking about a quick trick that doesn’t take too many resources and effort. So, all you’ll need to do is get a washcloth or a thin dust-catching cloth and tie a knot in the corner, leaving some “tail”. Now place the washcloth in the crack so that the knot acts as a wall so that it does not slip, proceed by dropping the washcloth all the way down and repeat the operation for each crack. Change the wipe whenever it becomes noticeably soiled with dust.

Microfiber cloth

Even a simple microfiber cloth can be the ideal solution in order to send stubborn dust away from radiators! What you will need to do is wet and wring out a cloth with warm water, then add a few drops of white vinegar on top. Now mount it on a thin, flat handle of a kitchen ladle and secure it with a rubber band. Slide the cloth on and rinse as needed when it gets too dirty–the dust will be gone in no time!

For difficult encrustations

The last method I recommend is for difficult dust encrustations. In such cases, water-free remedies are not enough; you need to run the water through the cracks to make sure that they can clean themselves properly. What you will need to do is to put a basin under the radiator and fill a pitcher with hot water and  1/2 tablespoons of bar soap flakes. At this point, pour the water into each crevice while moving the basin so as not to flood the floor. Next wipe with a cloth to dry and remove the water droplets.


Before putting radiators into operation, it is a good idea to do a complete check of the heater with the help of an expert.