Alita Door Handles September 05th, 2018 - 21:47:43
As door handles easily catch germs and bacteria because of the variety of individual hands that touch them in the course of a day it is important to consider the materials used. It is believed that certain materials like brass copper and silver discourage the growth of bacteria and germs through some kind of electro-chemical effect; while other materials like aluminum stainless steel glass and porcelain do not have the same action. However this belief has remained just that... a belief: and studies have not been extensive enough to confirm or disprove this possible effect except in the case of silver. Hospitals in particular are experimenting with handle materials as they continue their fight against infectious disease within their wards.
Whilst you may have spent hours helping your grandparents polish the fireside companion set when it comes to your door handles the best way to keep your polished brass door furniture looking shiny is with plain and simple warm soapy water and a soft cloth. The polished brass ranges we supply have all been treated with a special lacquer and the use of metal polishes or other abrasive cleaners will damage this and cause it to wear away far quicker than it would under normal use. Eventually after a good few years of use this lacquer may well breakdown at which point you should remove the door handle or pull and treat it with an acetone thinner applied with a soft brush. Dry well with a soft cloth and then polish up with a metal polish. Regular polishing thereafter will keep them looking great.
Besides security it is important to consider the functionality of the door furniture handle. If the door is made of hardwood it should have a handle mechanism that makes it easy to open and close the door. Furthermore handles in common passage doors need to be durable to handle the continuous handling. You can then use the less durable but more beautiful handles for the inner doors that may not require a lot of opening and closing. A major concern with door knobs especially for public doors is the hygiene. People including medical practitioners have argued that handles do spread contagious diseases. By using materials like brass copper and silver you reduce the infection rate since these metals are poisonous to germs.
In many cases kitchen door handles are either hidden or recessed so that they can function accurately without spoiling the lines and design of the property. The materials are generally smooth plastic or wooden handles that can be easily cleaned but have a good enough surfaces which can easily be cleaned. If the desire is to have a handle which is available for the range of units that is fairly complex in its design and construction and which is may well be capable of picking up contamination then immediately install a full cleaning regime both in terms of washing and also cleaning.