PLUMBING AND HEATING KNOW HOW
Updated: May 10, 2021
WHAT DO I NEED TO BLEED A RADIATOR?
You need either a plumber or:
A radiator key.
A cloth to hold.
Old towels to put down.
A container to catch any drips.
WHAT IS A BLEED VALVE KEY?
A bleed valve key is also known as a radiator key and normally comes with the radiators.
Some modern radiators are designed with a valve that can be turned with a flathead screwdriver. However, a normal radiator key will also work, and has the added benefit of giving you more control over how you open and close the valve.
Sometimes, the water that comes out of an old radiator can be discoloured, so putting down old towels is a must