Learning About Commercial Air Conditioning Units

Learning About Commercial Air Conditioning Units

Remove Rust And Debris From A Baseboard Heater

Floyd Carroll

If warm air isn't blowing out through the vents in the baseboard heater that is located in your home's bathroom, due to rust and debris that is lodged between the vents and parts of the heater's interior, use the following steps to clean them. After you have cleaned the heater, apply a rust inhibitor to the heater's surface and clean the heater at regular intervals throughout the year to keep it maintained.


  • vinyl tarps
  • shop vacuum cleaner with hose attachment
  • naval jelly (or another product to dissolve rust)
  • paintbrush
  • emery cloth
  • bucket of soapy water
  • thin scrub brush
  • lint-free cloths
  • rust inhibiting spray
  • face mask

​Remove Loose Dirt And Rust

Turn off the power to the main heating source in your home that is connected to the baseboard heater. Arrange a couple vinyl tarps on the floor, next to the bathroom's heater, to collect loose debris and rust pieces that fall as you complete the cleaning steps. Lift the heater's cover.  Use a shop vacuum cleaner's brush attachment to loosen and suck up dust and dirty residue from the interior surface's and the metal pieces that separate each vent.

Apply a coat of naval jelly or another product designed to dissolve rust on rust spots with a paintbrush. Wait a few minutes before using an emery cloth to rub the rust spots. Move the cloth firmly back and forth over each affected surface. 

Clean Surfaces With Soapy Water

Create a basic cleaning solution by adding a small amount of mild detergent to a bucket of warm water. Dip a thin scrub brush into the soapy water and apply it to any dirty parts on the heater. Use consistent pressure as you move the cleaning tool briskly over each dirty surface. Rinse the bucket out and fill it with plain water. Use a dampened cloth to wipe the same surfaces. Afterwards, dry the heater's internal and external parts with a clean cloth.

Provide The Heater With A Layer Of Protection

Put on face mask and open any windows in the bathroom to increase ventilation before applying a rust inhibiting spray. Apply an even coat of the spray on the interior and exterior parts of the heater. Allow plenty of time for the inhibitor to dry. Once this occurs, close the heater's cover.

Turn on the power to the heating unit in your home to make sure that the baseboard heater is working properly. Keep the heater maintained by cleaning its surface with soapy water on occasion. Rinse surfaces afterwards with plain water before drying them with a lint-free cloth. Contact an HVAC tech, like Affordable Plumbing & Heat, for more help.


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