In general the minimum care is needed to maintain stainless steel in its original condition, however, in certain conditions particularly where there is exposure to salt air, a routine cleaning programme will maximise performance and service life. The solutions to specific problems are shown in the table. A number of rules should be noted:
Organic colour coatings as applied by A.S. Hardware Ltd. should be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. The frequency of such cleaning will depend on a number of factors which include the following:
The best method of cleaning is by regular washing of the coating using a solution of warm water and mild detergent (e.g. 5% Teepol Solution). All surfaces should be cleaned using a soft cloth or sponge, using nothing harsher than natural bristle brushes.
In industrial environments the normal frequency of cleaning should be at not more than three monthly intervals. Should there be a high atmospheric pollution the period between cleaning should be reduced.
Where the atmosphere is deemed 'rural' or 'normal' then the period of cleaning may be extended to six monthly periods.
Polished brass material will require polishing with a suitable metal polish, e.g. 'Brasso' or similar.
Where a stove lacquered finish is applicable then the surface should be given a regular dusting and wipe down with a damp cloth, followed when dry by a wax polish.
Lacquered finishes are not indestructible and if the finish breaks down or wears away then the metal should be maintained as for polished brass.
All our timber products are treated with a high quality wax finish unless otherwise instructed. The finishes are not indestructible and will require regular maintenance in order to ensure the best quality appearance can be kept. In any event all timber will age at different rates particularly when exposed to weather; this may be apparent by discolouration and cracking.
Timber door furniture should be treated with a good quality waxing product at regular intervals.
The DDA and requirements of part III requires the provider of services to the public to consider “reasonable adjustments” to physical features that may make it difficult for disabled people to make use of their services.