DIY Doctor

Main navigation

Mouldy/earthy smell when Radiator is turned on

Postby gnovakov » Fri Apr 28, 2023 10:05 am

I've got a problem where whenever I turn on the radiator in the bedroom a Mouldy/earthy smell fills the room.

A year ago I found a lot of black Mould behind a wardrobe on the opposite side of the room to the radiator (caused by condensation) which I have cleaned up, mould did reach across the wall towards the radiator wall but not much and did not reach the radiator.

Currently there is no Mould int he room, its ventilated regularly.

Its really boggling why the radiator is smelling when its turned on, could there be Mould behind the lining paper behind the radiator, is there old Mould spores stuck to the radiator that release smell when heated?
Rank: Labourer
Progress to next rank:
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Apr 28, 2023 9:55 am


Simply Build It

Postby stoneyboy » Tue May 02, 2023 8:11 pm

Hi gnovakov,
If the radiator has duct channels on the back or is a double panel radiator there may be something stuck in there.
Regards S
Rank: Project Manager
Posts: 6315
Joined: Wed Dec 10, 2008 6:44 pm

Display posts from previous
Sort by
Order by

  • DIY How to Project Guides
  • DIY how to tutorial projects and guides - Did you know we have a DIY Projects section? Well, if no, then we certainly do! Within this area of our site have literally hundreds of how-to guides and tutorials that cover a huge range of home improvement tasks. Each page also comes with pictures and a video to make completing those jobs even easier!

  • Related Topics