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How to clean correctly porcelain Items

Porcelain is a very delicate material that tends to break easily. Most accident happens during cleaning, as people do not know how to handle chinaware and treat it. Here are several helpful pointers that will permit you to sanitise meticulously your porcelain objects, without putting them in harm’s way.

  • Tip 1: Maintain the same water temperature

Avoid changing the temperature of the water that you are using to clean your porcelain items. Drastic changes in warmth can cause the material to crack and ruin your objects beyond repair. The best approach is to use lukewarm water that is neither too cold nor too hot.

Commercial cleaners will do more harm than good

  • Tip 2: Never use bleach or abrasive detergents

The surface of porcelain is very tender and can be scratched easily beyond repair. This is why you should avoid using abrasive cleaners. Bleach on the other hand can cause discolouration and fading, which will certainly ruin the beautiful appearance of your chinaware.

  • Tip 3: Start by removing the dust

Porcelain coffee cupMost porcelain items are used as decorative features. Regardless whether we are talking about a large floor-standing vase or a small figurine, your porcelain objects will certainly attract dust and dirty over time. The best way to keep them clean is to wipe them frequently with a microfiber cloth. Microfiber is a unique material that has a negative charge, which pulls away dust and dirt, instead of moving it and having it trapped in hard-to-reach areas of the items.

  • Tip 4: Always use a soft brush

In case some of the dust or dirt is trapped, you should remove it only with the help of a soft-bristled brush. The hairs will easily penetrate in all crevices and tiny holes and remove the dust and dirt without harming the surfaces of your belongings. You can also use a soft brush to clean your porcelain sink.

Avoid bumps with hard surfaces

  • Tip 5: Always wash your porcelain items in a plastic bowl

Antique porcelain sinkWashing porcelain object directly in the sink is a common mistake that should you avoid at all cost. The hard bottom and sides of the wash-hand basin can easily damage your items, even if the knock is a small one. The plastic walls of the bowl are on the other hand harmless and will provide to your objects the protection that they need while you are washing them.

  • Tip 6: Hire professional cleaners when moving out

If you are living as a tenant and you are going to vacant the property, it is for the best to entrust the cleaning of all porcelain items to licensed sanitation specialists such as Go Tenancy Cleaning that provide comprehensive end of tenancy cleaning services in Addington. This way you will have the peace of mind that these fragile objects will be handled by experienced professionals and that you won’t be risking your security deposit.

  • Tip 7: Remove stains by hand

Don’t wash stained porcelain items in the dishwasher, as it may damage them. Instead, sprinkle baking soda over the tarnished areas and use a sponge to remove the stains by hand. Once the unpleasant spots are gone, rinse the objects under lukewarm water and leave them to dry.