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I would be very hesitant to remove them by yourself, if at all. Before moving into my current apartment, the management company decided to remove the radiators temporarily to paint behind them. When they reattached them, something didn’t go right, perhaps something about the radiator not being level when it was reattached and some other issue. A few months later when they turned the heat, my apartment filled with intense steam that damaged the floorboards, baseboards and paint in multiple places. They ultimately had to rip out a section of wall to fix the damage they did to an internal pipe, redo part of the original wood floors, redo part of the bathroom floor, and repaint 3 rooms. Thankfully, I wasn’t responsible for the cost of any of this.