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Dirty Radiator, please HELP!!!

kato Member Posts: 2
A few days ago, a drunk friend of mine vomited all over the radiator in my bedroom, and now the smell won't go away. I've tried cleaning it, but it's hard to get in there between all the coils and such. I was wondering about bleaching it, but I don't know if that's safe. What type of cleaners can I use/what is the best way to get rid of the smell? I haven't been able to sleep in my room because of it. When the radiator is off, it's not too bad, but once the heat comes on, it stinks up the place. Also, I live in an apartment, so I have no control over when the heat turns on and off.



  • STEVEusaPA
    STEVEusaPA Member Posts: 6,506

    First of all, why isnt the puker cleaning this up....some friend :).

    I would put plastic behind and underneath, get a spray bottle, lightly spray it down, and get a toilet brush, or something smaller, and hit all the nooks and crannies.  Then try some odor neutralizer..

    Keep in mind the puke could be on the wall behind the rad, or into the floor...

    Scrub away, and either way, it wont smell forever..

    Good yuk.....yeah i said yuk :)
  • bill_105
    bill_105 Member Posts: 429
    I got it!

    To avoid the smell of chlorine, use hydrogen peroxide.

    That's straight from Martha Stewert.

    That's some friend you've got there.

    Any other household tips needed ?
  • Gordy
    Gordy Member Posts: 9,546

    Pick your flavor, That stuff will mask anything, and wiont damage the baseboard. As stated above use a small brush, and a spray bottle.  Invite your friend ;).
  • kato
    kato Member Posts: 2
    Thank you!

    Thanks so much for your responses! My friend is actually coming over tomorrow, so scrubbing will happen soon! Hopefully we can banish the stench. :)

    Thanks again!
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