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Copper Sink

Copper Sink Suggested Maintenance

The best way to care our copper products is surprisingly easy. For basic cleaning simply use a mild soap, water and sponge when needed. You don’t need other cleaners, don’t use abrasive materials or harsh chemicals on any of our products these can harm the surface.

After every use, wipe the product with a clean cloth.

A copper finish is a living finish and never really stops changing in color. The evolution of a copper finish is gradual, and as it ages it becomes even more beautiful. You can greatly reduce this change with the use of wax.

To help keep the copper product looking its best, apply a thin coat of wax occasionally. The wax will help to maintain the luster of the copper and will promote better water runoff. If your product has a scratch, do not try to match it using fibers.

To prevent discoloration or damage to the finish, avoid acidic substances left in contact with the copper surface, you need clean with water your copper product. Thoroughly rinse the sink after working with acidic substances.

Do not use chemical cleaners or abrasive substances that might remove the patina, and be sure to rinse the sink well should one of these come into contact with the copper. Do not use vinegar to clean the sink. Don’t put sharp things, because they can scratch or damaged.

Fireclay Sink

Fireclay Sink Suggested Maintenance

To maintain the appearance of this product, My Sinks & Faucets recommends it should be cleaned using a soft cloth and a non-abrasive cleaning product. A simple solution of warm water and a mild liquid non-antibiacterial detergent generally does an excellent job. Ensure that the product is rinsed thoroughly and wiped dry.

Never use any form of abrasive cleaner or applicator as they often contain sand or silica and will eventually scratch the surface.

The gloss surface of the sink is susceptible to damage from sharp and metallic objects. The worst offender is metal cutlery. Try to avoid metal objects coming into contact with the surface by using protective plastic bowls, wire grid cutlery holders and drainers with non-abrasive bases.

Wooden Board Care (If applicable)

Scientifically proven, wood has a great natural ability to decontaminate itself, killing most microorganisms and bad bacteria, making it an extremely hygienic surface for food preparation. Wooden chopping boards will last for years but some amount of care is needed. The following tips will help ensure that your chopping board remains in good condition:

  • Clean your board with warm mild soapy water. DO NOT let the board soak in water.
  • Dry with a tea towel or Soft cloth.
  • Leave your board standing upright to allow for all round air drying.
  • Try not to leave the board in direct sunlight.
  • Do not drop board into the sink.
  • Do not put the board in the dishwasher or leave soaking.
  • Do not allow liquids to stand on board for extended periods of time.
  • Avoid abrasive cleaners and scouring powders.
  • Do not use scouring pads or wire sponges.
  • Do not use or place board in microwave oven or conventional oven.
  • Do not cut fish or poultry on the chopping board without previous surface treatment.
  • You can occasionally sprinkle regular salt or baking soda over the board and rub the board with a slice of lemon, then rinse well with hot water. This will help to clean and neutralise any odour.

Oiling a chopping board is essential: Detergents and soaps used for cleaning tend to wash out the oils which help to seal the wood and prevent the wood from absorbing too much moisture which can cause splitting, warping and mould.

We recommend oiling the board weekly to monthly depending on the frequency of use and washing. After washing, once the board has dried properly, apply oil generously using a paper towel or small cloth. Leave for approximately half an hour for the oil to absorb into the wood, then with a clean paper towel or cloth buff off any excess oil.

Too much excess oil left on the board may dry and become sticky.

Recommended food-safe oils: Walnut Oil, Beeswax, Mineral Oil, Almond Oil, Coconut Oil.

Porcelain Sink

Porcelain Sink Suggested Maintenance

  • Wash your sink using warm water, a non-abrasive liquid cleaner or detergent and a soft cloth or non-abrasive woven nylon pad. Your sink may be cleaned as often as it is used.
  • For daily cleaning, a warm water soaked sponge with mild soap followed by warm water rinse is recommended. Drying the sink afterwards with a soft cloth or towel will help to eliminate water spots and maintain shine.
  • For deeper cleaning needs, a product such as Bar Keeper’s Friend or porcelain safe bathroom cleaner is ideal followed by a thorough rinse and soft cloth or towel drying. For a greener clean, try baking soda.
  • Always read cleaning product labels to confirm their recommended usage as well as warnings and cautions.
  • Note that these recommendations are for the porcelain only and do not refer to the faucet, drain, or other hardware.
  • Rinse thoroughly after each use. Most soaps and detergents contain chlorides that are harsh on porcelain. Chlorides are highly water soluble so a thorough rinsing of your sink after each use and weekly cleaning will keep your sink looking bright and shiny.
  • Towel dry after each use to prevent mineral deposits from building upon the surface of the sink. Water quality can affect the appearance of your sink. Towel drying and weekly cleaning will prevent discoloration or unsightly film from developing on the finish.
  • Read the labels on cleaning products to confirm they are recommended for use on porcelain.
  • Harsh chemicals contained in some cleaning products can permanently damage the porcelain.

Quartz Sink

Quartz Sink Suggested Maintenance

General Care

  • Wash your sink using warm water, a non-abrasive liquid cleaner or detergent and a soft cloth or non-abrasive woven nylon pad. Your sink may be cleaned as often as it is used.

Heavy Stains

  • Most stains incurred during normal use can be washed away with water and a mild cleaner such as Comet, BON AMI, Bar Keepers Friend, Soft Scrub and a green Scotch Brite pad.
  • Some stains may require a diluted solution of bleach. Do not leave concentrated bleach soaking in your sink as it could cause discoloration.
  • To prevent staining and discoloration, always rinse your sink after use with clean warm water.

Additional Recommendations

  • Do not use wire wool or steel soap pads as steel particles can become embedded in your sink and rust.
  • For hard water, calcium or lime deposits wipe with white vinegar and a non-abrasive woven nylon pad. Rinse after 20 minutes.

Stainless Steel Sink

Stainless Steel Sink Suggested Maintenance

Recommended Cleaners

  • For stains or light scratches, we suggest a mildly aggressive cleaner. You can also try a paste of baking soda and water, but be sure to rinse well and dry.
  • For stubborn stains and more noticeable scratches, we suggest a more aggressive cleaner such as Bar Keeper’s Friend©. For extremely stubborn stains, you may also try to use a Scotch-Brite™ Pad.
  • When using any of these cleaners, it is critical that you rub in the direction of the grain lines of the sink, rinse completely and towel dry.

Suggested Maintenance

  • Rinse thoroughly after each use. Most soaps and detergents contain chlorides that are harsh on stainless steel. The good news is that chlorides are highly water soluble so a thorough rinsing of your sink after each use and weekly cleaning will keep your sink looking bright and shiny.
  • Towel dry after each use to prevent mineral deposits from building upon the surface of the sink. Water quality can affect the appearance of your sink. Towel drying and weekly cleaning will prevent discoloration or unsightly film from developing on the finish.
  • Clean the sink once a week. Be sure to rub in the direction of the satin finish lines, using a My Sinks & Faucets recommended cleanser.
  • Always use the My Sinks & Faucets sink bottom grid to protect your sink’s finish.
  • For a gleaming finish: Polish your stainless steel sink by applying dry flour to the surface. Rub the flour in with a soft cloth, then rinse and dry or place the stopper in your sink, pour some club soda in and rub with a soft cloth. Dry with a different soft cloth to prevent water spots and surface rust.

Caution

  • Don’t rub the sink across the satin finish lines. Scouring across the satin finish lines can damage the original sink finish.
  • Don’t allow soap or other household cleansers to dry on the surface of the sink. Most brands contain chemical additives which will affect the original finish.
  • Don’t use solutions of chlorine bleach and water in the sink. Chlorides, which are found in most soaps, detergents, bleaches, and cleansers, are very aggressive to stainless steel. If left on the sink too long, they can cause surface pitting.
  • Don’t use a steel wool pad to clean your sink. If a more abrasive product is needed, use a green Scotch-Brite™ pad, being sure to rub in the direction of the satin finish lines. Steel wool pads have a tendency to break apart and small particles of steel can become embedded in the surface of the sink. The steel particles will rust and will give the appearance that the sink itself is rusting.
  • Don’t use rubber mats or dishpans in the sink. Leaving rubber mats or dishpans in the sink can lead to surface rust or possible pitting. However, if you insist on using mats or dishpans, please remove them after each use and rinse thoroughly.
  • Don’t leave wet sponges, cloths, or cleaning pads on the sink. This can lead to surface rust.

Bathroom & Kitchen Faucet

Bathroom & Kitchen Faucet Suggested Maintenance

Today, modern sanitary and kitchen tapware, showers, accessories, washstands, tubs and consist of very different materials to comply with the needs of the market with regard to design and functionality.

To avoid damage and product failures and not void Warranty please follow the below guideline:

  • Only use cleaning material which is explicitly provided for this type of application.
  • Never use cleaning materials, which contain hydrochloric acid, formic acid, chlorine pale lye or acetic acid, as they cause considerable damage.
  • Phosphorus acidic cleaners are only conditionally applicable.
  • Mixing cleaning agents is not permitted, generally.
  • Never use cleaning materials or appliances with an abrasive effect, such as unsuitable cleaning powders, sponge pads or microfiber cloths
  • The instructions of the cleaning agent manufacturers have to be followed absolutely.
  • Cleaning has to be carried out with a specified clenaer dosage, contact time, object-related and adapted to the needs.
  • The building up of calcifications has to be removed by cleaning regularly.
  • When using spray cleaners, spray the cleaning solution onto a soft cloth or sponge, never directly onto the actual faucet, as the atomized spray could enter openings and gaps in the faucet product and cause damage.
  • After cleaning rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove any cleaner residue.
  • The use of steam cleaners is not permitted. The high temperatures can damage the products.

Water hose supply lines should be inspected monthly for abrasions to the lines and any bulges that could indicate weakness to the lines. These types of issues can cause ruptures to the supply lines that would cause flooding. Do your part and regularly inspect your water supply lines

IMPORTANT

Residues of toiletries such as liquid soaps, shampoos and shower gels, hair dyes, perfumes, aftershave and nail varnish can also cause damage.

Here too: Carefully rinse with water after use to remove residues. Likewise, do not store any cleaning agents or chemicals under the products, for example in a vanity unit, as the vapors may damage the products. Components with damaged surfaces must be exchanged, otherwise there could be an injury danger. Damage caused by improper treatment will not be covered by our warranty.

Linear Drain

Linear Drain Suggested Maintenance

My Sinks & Faucets stainless steel linear shower drains are designed to minimize cleaning and maintenance.

High-pressure flushing is the most effective method of cleaning, and, if performed regularly, will keep the drains clean in most situations. Only use a mild soap and a soft cloth for cleaning.

DO NOT use any abrasive cleaners or scrub pads. DO NOT allow household cleaning agents, such as bleach, sit on your drain cover for a long period of time. In cases where a stainless steel cleaner is necessary, rinse the drains with plenty of water after use.

Shower Drain

Shower Drain Suggested Maintenance

My Sinks & Faucets stainless steel shower drains are designed to minimize cleaning and maintenance. High-pressure flushing is the most effective method of cleaning, and, if performed regularly, will keep the drains clean in most situations. Only use a mild soap and a soft cloth for cleaning. DO NOT use any abrasive cleaners or scrub pads. DO NOT allow household cleaning agents, such as bleach, sit on your drain cover for a long period of time. In cases where a stainless steel cleaner is necessary, rinse the drains with plenty of water after use.