CABINET CLEANING & PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
With proper care, your cabinetry should provide a lifetime of use and satisfaction. Routine cleaning, with the appropriate materials, will help prevent long-term damage to your cabinet door and finish.
Use a clean cloth dampened with a solution of mild dish soap and water to remove oil, grease, food residue or daily spills. Use a soft cloth to promptly “blot” dry.
One of the worst enemies to any cabinet is prolonged exposure to moisture. This is mostly seen around the sink from excess water caused by hand washing dishes or basic food preparation. Water can pool and flow off the countertops down into the base cabinet doors and drawers.
Avoid Excessive Moisture
Clean Spills Promptly - Your cabinets finish is resistant to household foods and liquids, however, prolonged exposure to moisture will wear on the finish over the years.
Inspect Your Drawers - If a spill occurs, it may have found it’s way into one or more cabinet drawers. If neglected, this moisture may damage or discolor your cabinet over time.
Ventilation & Appliance Placement - When boiling water, steaming vegetables or making the daily pot of coffee, your cabinets are subject to humidity extremes. Proper use of ventilation hoods and open placement of appliances is highly suggested.
Avoid Abrasive & Chemical Cleaners
- Abrasive Cleaners - Abrasive cleaners have a gritty texture. Using these type of cleaners is the fastest way to scuff and scratch your cabinets.
- Chemical Cleaners - Cleaning supplies might claim some great benefits. However, the fact is, mild soapy water has been proven the safest for your cabinetry.
Rule of Thumb
For cabinets that last a lifetime, warm water or mild soapy water is the best cleanser.
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Drawer Guide Adjustment
In this video, we show you how to correct issues with drawer tolerance; when one side of your drawer sticks out farther than the other.