Look After Your Sink
Taking proper care of your sink will ensure that it stays looking good and working well for many years. Here are some tips for how to look after your sink:
- Don’t use rubber mats which can contain softeners that can damage the surface of your sink.
- Take special care when you’re placing heavy or sharp objects into your sink and do not store open containers of cleaning agents or chemicals in the cabinet underneath it – leave it well ventilated so that condensation doesn’t form under your sink.
Cleaning and caring for your sink
- For daily cleaning, use a mild cream detergent to prevent stains forming.
- To clean daily tea stains, grease and limescale use a cream cleaner on a soft cloth.
- Treat thicker limescale deposits with a limescale remover and a soft brush. Always rinse thoroughly after limescale treatment.
- Stainless steel sinks don’t rust, but they can sometimes have brown spots on the surface, caused by acid or brillo pads, which you can remove with a good quality stainless steel cleaner such as Bar Keeper’s Friend.
- Avoid contact with excessive heat or flame, which will turn the sink blue or gold and cannot be reversed.
- Never allow the following to come into contact with your sink: mortar, cement, plaster, concrete, tile cement, grout, acids, silver dip, or photographic fluids. Bleach is only safe if diluted to one cap per 18 gallons of water.
- Scratch marks will occur during normal use, but you can make them less noticeable by using a stainless steel cleaner. As the sink ages, the scratches will become less noticeable.
- Don’t leave any metal objects (that could rust) in contact with your stainless steel sink.
- Never use metal scouring pads, this will scratch the surface and ruin the appearance.
- After cleaning, always ensure that you dry the area.
Tap after-care support
The highest production standards and quality inspection procedures ensure that your taps should work well and trouble free for many years. In the unlikely event that you do experience a problem with your taps, please contact your housebuilder or retailer to rectify the problem.
In new build houses, sometimes muck and grit will be present in the pipes and collect in the taps. If you think this might be a problem you can open the tap and remove any residue. A good tip for new build homeowners is to remove the filter from the end of the tap spout and wash it out to get rid of any grit/debris blocking the water to prevent water blockage which can cause pressure to build up and leaks in the body of the tap.