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Stainless Steel Sinks
Satin Stainless Finish
For day to day cleaning, non-abrasive cleaners are safe. Stains and light scratches will require a mildly aggressive cleaner such as Flitz or Shiny Sinks Plus. For stubborn stains and noticeable scratches, more aggressive cleaners are suggested such as Bar Keepers Friend, Zud, Ajax, Comet or Never Dull.
High Gloss Mirror Finish
Use only mild liquid dish washing detergent with a soft sponge. Do not use any abrasive cleansers or Scotch-bright pads or permanent scratching will result.
Towel drying the surface after cleaning will minimize water spotting.
Daily cleaning can be done with any non-abrasive cleaner such as liquid dish washing detergent. For normal stains, a mild abrasive is suggested like Soft Scrub with bleach or Bar Keepers Friend. After every use rinse and wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth. Darker finishes will need to be rinsed with hot water. Stubborn calcium spots can be removed with Lime Away or CLR.
So your toilet is running. You know you are wasting water. You look in the tank but aren't sure what the problem is or how to fix it.
Here are some helpful hints on how to diagnose a running toilet and resolve the problem.
First, ask yourself - is the toilet running continuously or occasionally?
Shopping for a stainless steel sink can be a daunting task. How do you know the best sink for you and the way you need to use it?
Stainless steel sinks have different sizes and gauges. They have polished or brushed finishes. There are also different price points. With all these options, you may be wondering if price point is a marker of quality or what is the marker of quality?
Here are some key points to remember that will keep your head from swimming while choosing a stainless steel sink. Keep these things in mind when you come in to Bay Plumbing Supply to select your sink.
Quality stainless steel sinks have high chrome/nickel content. 304 grade stainless is comprised of 18% chrome and 10% nickel. This high content is what keeps the steel in stainless steel from rusting.
Remodeling is a huge project. It's easy to overlook something. So, once it's time to pick out your finished plumbing, here are a few helpful hints, tips and questions to ask yourself to prepare for your visit to Bay Plumbing Supply.
- Have a clear picture in your mind on what your completed kitchen or bathroom will look like.
- Cut out pictures from magazines and create a notebook with aspects of the room you like. This will help you define what style you are going for. Styles range from traditional to contemporary/modern. If perhaps you find yourself somewhere in the middle, then transitional design will work well for you.
- Bring with you your plans - have measurements/sizes of vanities, showers, sinks, countertops, and bath tubs handy. Selecting these items without having proper measurements will be almost impossible due to the variety of products available.
- What type of countertop will be used? Tile? Granite? Other?
- Do you have the color picked out for the countertop?
- The colors in surrounding materials will help you decide what finish your fixtures should be to give your room a complete and stylish look.
The sales team at Bay Plumbing Supply is here to help you select from the best plumbing supplies available. Come on in and check it out!