If your property is home to young children, then you might be concerned about their safety around your home’s radiators.
There are a wide range of dangerous products which could affect your home. Whether it’s the wide range of kitchen appliances exposing users to heat, the staircase, or even doors, one which always slips under the radar is the radiator. With a wide range of products available at Great Rads which will help make your radiators safer, we thought we’d compile a list of some of the radiator worries which come alongside children, animals, and the clumsier among us. On top of this we have a few solutions which will undoubtedly help in the safekeeping of your loved ones.
One of the main problems with radiators whether electric or central heating based, is that they will obviously become hot. This is part of the deal, a radiator is supposed to warm up your home, but for those with more sensitive skin, this can lead to some real upsets. In many cases, a thermostat has been dialled up too high, or higher than necessary to a point of a touch hurting. Exposed radiator piping, devoid of insulation from the radiator body, are also prone to getting extremely hot. Radiator burns are most often seen in young children, in part because of their sensitive skin.
Hard radiator corners
Radiators such as the cast iron column radiator, a classic model, are guilty of having especially hard and sharp edges. Whether a horizontal panel or a vertical radiator, hard and sharp edges positioned in the wrong place, say a part of your property where people are often moving, can lead to accidents, especially if in a house with a toddler or young child just becoming mobile.
Solutions for your radiator safety
So, what are the solutions for radiator safety? If you are looking for a good way to ensure your radiator is child and animal friendly, then take note of these solutions. Many of them require little extra investment and if anything, will help your home look even more aesthetically pleasing. Whatever your design tastes, radiator safety measures don’t need to be a hassle or afterthought but can be integrated seamlessly into your home. Whether for an apartment, events space or larger living space, there are always options for making your radiator safe in keeping with your décor.
Radiator covers can come in a range of colours. With wood finished radiator covers giving your home everything it needs in terms of heating efficiency, alongside great protection from heat, a radiator cover can really make your house a home, all whilst ensuring the minimising of heat damage to children or heat sensitive skin. There are many designs of radiator cover available from Great Rads, which will undoubtedly suit a wide range of colours and designs.
One way to get rid of your radiator problems altogether is to install underfloor heating. As a great value alternative to radiators, the cost of underfloor heating is quite low in the long run. On top of this, your heat will be coming from under the floor, rather than radiators, minimising the potential for damage. The only problem with underfloor heating is the disruption it could cause during installation.
Sharp edges can eb avoided altogether. Many radiators come with a rounded top option. Horizontal panel radiators can come with slightly round edges, minimising the damage that can be caused from hitting your head on the edge of a radiator. If you’re looking for a good way to keep the toddlers safe in your home, then the the rounded radiator option is the right one for you.