Your kitchen sink is used for a variety of jobs and sees a lot of traffic throughout the life of your home. At Perry Hood Properties, our homes are built with Silgranit kitchen sinks by Blanco because they’re both durable and stylish. To keep them looking great, there are a few manufacturer suggested tips you should follow.
- Keep it dry
It may sound strange that you need to keep your kitchen sink dry, but due to mineral deposits in water, allowing it to sit will create spots over time. You don’t need to dry the sink every time you use it, but be sure to wipe it with a soft cloth regularly, particularly if you’ll be away for extended periods of time.
- Non-abrasive cleaners
You want to keep your sink clean, but you can actually over-do it and damage your sink’s surface. Abrasive cleaners containing chlorine or hydrochloric acid. You’ll also want to clean with soft sponges or cloths, rather than steel wool or metal scrub pads. Blanco offers a cleaner specifically made for their sinks but there are also a number of cleaners and polishes available that will maintain the luster of your kitchen sink.
- Use a sink bottom
Dropping sharp items into your sink can damage the surface and leave you with small nicks. To fully protect your sink, consider adding a sink bottom that fits the sink bowl and protects it from scratches and nicks. Blanco makes sink bottoms for all of their sink models and there are other options available as well.
- Avoid stains
Speaking of sink bottoms, you’ll want to be careful about what type you use. Rubber-coated mats when left for long periods of time tend to cause discoloration of your sink. Additionally, wet sponges or cleaning products that are left over time will also leave stains and discoloration, just as they would with any sink. It’s always a good idea to rinse and wipe down your sink after pouring any type of chemicals or colored liquids into it and after cleaning.
At Perry Hood Properties, we build our homes with high quality materials and help our clients keep those homes looking great for years to come. To see the homes that are currently available in Tulsa, Bixby and Broken Arrow, browse through our online Catalog.