Flu season is upon us and COVID-19 coronavirus is still infecting people. Ensuring that your home and businesses’ surfaces are clean and sanitized is more critical than ever. You may not think about your front door as a surface that needs to be cleaned, but when you stop and consider it, your front door is the first thing your visitors come in contact with. Most doorknobs are made of metal, with brass being one of the most common metals used. According to the experts at Ninja Locksmiths, there are several advantages to a doorknob made from brass. One of the most essential being that brass contains copper, which is known for its antibacterial properties. Door knobs made from wood, ceramic, and glass may look visually appealing, but bacteria can multiply, which can then be spread every time someone comes in contact with the doorknob and precedes to touch other surfaces.
How to Clean & Disinfect Metal Doorknobs & Locks
Your door hardware should be cleaned regularly with mild soap and warm water. Avoid the use of harsh cleaning chemicals, which can damage the finish. Tarnished brass and copper can be thoroughly cleaned with ingredients from your pantry. Combine ½ white vinegar with and a teaspoon of salt and enough flour to form a thick paste. Using a clean cloth, rub the paste onto your doorknob and lock. Allow the paste to sit for approximately 10 minutes before wiping off with a damp soapy cloth. Dry and buff immediately with a dry cloth. Your hardware will look just like new.
Antimicrobial Door Handles
Let’s suppose you are unsure what type of material your door hardware is made of, or perhaps you are looking for an upgrade? If that is the case, you can always replace it with hardware containing antimicrobial properties, not to be confused with antibacterial properties in brass. Your Ninja Locksmiths expert can offer advice on the right type of door handle and locking mechanism for your home or business.
Benefits of Germ Free Antimicrobial Handles
Antimicrobial technology is infused into the door hardware to protect it against bacteria reproducing on the handle and lock surfaces while minimizing the product from adsorbing odor and stains. This allows the hardware to stay cleaner and safer for a more extended period between cleanings. The antimicrobial finish is added to the last layer of the hardware during manufacturing. It will protect the product during its lifespan and will not wear or wash off during use. Unlike harsh cleaning products and disinfectants, antimicrobials continuously reduce bacteria causing microbes. And because the antimicrobial properties are built into the product, you never need to worry about yourself or your family coming in contact with strong disinfectants and harsh cleaning products.