Lever and Knob Handles
On installations where the correct procedures have been carried out per the instructions, the lever handles will not require adjustment. However, all fixings should be checked for tightness annually and any loose fixings should be adjusted. Badly fitted furniture can cause interference with the operation of the lock and at the same time, damage the surface of the furniture. INOX® snap-on rose covers should only be removed using proper tools. A screw driver blade should never be used as this can distort the rose cap out of alignment and scratch the surfaces of both product and door.
Care of Finishes
Today’s environment exerts immense pressures on product material requirements. Products must withstand a diversification of atmospheric conditions, such as high pollution, marine locations, and high humidity climates. Additionally, products must be protected against cleaning agents/solutions and ideally the product should offer hypo-allergenic properties.
Stainless steel is renowned for the following two properties; resistance to corrosion and low maintenance requirements. Stainless steel corrosion resistance is attributable to the presence of a thin, durable film of passive, but stable, chromium oxide. Being inert, invisible, extremely adherent and self-repairing, this film provides an unrivaled protection for the steel; should the film be damaged or removed it will regenerate independently, provided that oxygen is present to allow the reaction to occur with the chromium content of the steel. Therefore you must ensure regular cleaning and maintenance, to restore the original surface appearance, prevent corrosion and maintain hygienic conditions.
It is important to clean stainless steel regularly.
• Initially, wash down the surface using soapy water or a mild detergent.
• Always thoroughly rinse the cleaning agent away with clean, warm water.
• To complete the cleaning procedure, dry/polish the item with a soft, dry cloth.
Note: Within aggressive conditions, such as offshore, marine and swimming pool environments, it is especially relevant 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.
• Spots can be avoided by careful cleaning.
• If discoloration or spots occur they can be removed by using special polishing agents for stainless steel or a light scouring cream.
• Again rinse thoroughly with clean water and polish with a soft, dry cloth.
What to Avoid!
• Scouring powders
• 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 for the INOX® Stainless Steel Technical Details information sheet.