Ensuring Longevity: Essential Care for Your External Door Hardware

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External door hardware face constant environmental challenges, enduring exposure to pollution, corrosive salt air in coastal regions, and the relentless elements. Unlike their internal counterparts, external hardware requires special attention to maintain optimal functionality and appearance.

Proactive Measures for Longevity:

Fortunately, these issues can be easily avoided with a proactive approach to care and maintenance. Implementing regular tender loving care (TLC) with the right products can make a significant difference in preventing complications and ensuring customer satisfaction.

How to Mitigate Common Issues:

Tea Staining and Flash Rust on Hardware

Tea staining, a common cosmetic issue on the surface of stainless steel, doesn’t compromise structural integrity but can affect the hardware’s aesthetics. To address this concern:

  1. Regular Cleaning: Tea staining can be avoided with routine cleaning. Use a soft cloth and mild soapy water to gently clean the hardware.
  2. Proper Drying: After cleaning, ensure thorough drying with a clean, soft cloth to prevent residue accumulation.
  3. Correct Cleaning Technique: Rub or wipe the hardware in the direction of the brush or polish lines to maintain its appearance.

By incorporating these simple yet effective practices into your hardware maintenance routine, you can extend the lifespan of your external door hardware, promoting customer satisfaction and minimizing the need for costly call-backs. Remember, a little care goes a long way in preserving the integrity and aesthetics of your hardware.

Check out our Care and Maintenance guide for more information, or contact us on 0115 9874847 or email sales@ashdoorfurniture.co.uk

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