Lever and Knob Handles
When installed correctly in accordance with instructions, lever handles will
not require initial adjustment. All fixings should be checked for tightness
annually and any loose fixings can be adjusted at that time. Badly fitted hardware
can cause interference with the operation of the lock and damage the surface or
finish. INOX® snap-on rose covers should only be removed using proper tools. A
screwdriver blade should never be used as this can distort the rose cap out of
alignment and scratch the surface of hardware or door.
Care of Finishes
Today’s environment exerts an immense toll on product material; hardware must
be able to stand up to such atmospheric conditions as pollution, salt spray,
and high humidity. Additionally, products must be protected against cleaning
agents/solutions and ideally the product should offer hypo-allergenic
Care of CeraMax™ Finishes
CeraMax™ ceramic coating finishes can be easily cleaned by
wiping with rubbing alcohol and a microfiber cloth. Never use abrasives to
clean ceramic coating.
Stainless steel is renowned for superior resistance to corrosion and for high
performance with low maintenance. Stainless steel corrosion resistance is
attributable to the presence of a thin, durable film of passive but stable
chromium oxide. This film is inert, invisible, extremely adherent and
self-repairing, so provides an unrivaled protection for steel; should the film
be damaged or removed it will regenerate independently, provided oxygen is
present to allow the reaction to occur with the chromium content of the steel.
Therefore, you should ensure regular cleaning and maintenance of the hardware to
restore the original surface appearance, prevent corrosion, and maintain
- Initially, wash down the surface using soapy water or a mild detergent.
- Always thoroughly rinse the cleaning agent away with clean, warm water.
- Dry and polish the item with a soft, dry cloth.
Within aggressive conditions, such as offshore, marine, and
swimming pool environments, it is especially important to ensure that cleaning maintenance occurs regularly.
If spots appear on the surface it is not due to the stainless steel, but to impurities in the water, the air or to cleaning agents that have not been
thoroughly removed from the surface.
- If discoloration or spots do occur, remove by using special polishing agents for stainless steel or a light scouring cream.
- After cleaning, rinse thoroughly with clean water and polish with a soft, dry cloth.
What to Avoid!
- Steel wool
- Strong abrasive materials
Note: Acid based cleaning solutions, except for hydrochloric
acid, may be used on AISI 304 stainless steel as long as thoroughly rinsed with
clean water afterwards. For further information on stainless steel, please
contact your local INOX® distributor.