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Caring for Your Copper Sinks and Bathtub

A unique group of luxury items, copper sinks and bathtubs are incredibly easy to care for.  They don't require any special treatment and are much easier to maintain than you’ve been led to believe!  Not only will the 'right' copper sink and bath tub be virtually maintenance free... it will, in essence, practically take care of itself!

First of all, it’s helpful to know that copper itself is indestructible! It’s simply NOT possible to damage copper. It is however, possible to damage the patina finish. For this reason alone, here's what you need to know in the way of properly caring for and maintaining your copper sinks and tub.

Good News!

If you grew up having to clean the shiny copper bottoms on your mother's pots and pans, you probably believe that copper is a high maintenance item, in constant need of scrubbing and polishing. 

Well, great news!  While scrubbing and polishing may be true for those shiny copper bottoms... that's certainly not the case where our copper sinks and copper bathtubs are concerned! 

Here's why...

Maintaining Copper

Our copper kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, vessel sinks and bath tubs are completed with a patina finish that is ‘fired’ into the material, giving them a weathered or 'aged' appearance.  If you scrub, or polish... or use anything abrasive or acid-based on your copper sink or bathtub, you will damage the patina finish.

So, the key to maintaining copper sinks and bath tubs in perfect condition is all about what you don't do.  And, what you don't do, is... scrub... or polish!  How cool is that?

Here's what you do...
Rinse your copper kitchen sink, bathroom sink, vessel sink or bathtub with water after each use and pat it dry.  Give it a thorough cleaning with mild soap and a soft cloth from time to time... and, always avoid using anything abrasive on it.  That's it!  Really!! 

With nothing more than this simple routine of 'rinse and wash', your copper sink or bath tub will give you lifetimes of enjoyment!

Hard Water Areas

If you live in an area where the mineral content in your water is high, it's best to wipe your copper sink or bathtub dry after each use to prevent unsightly spotting. 

When 'hard' water is left to stand, minerals in the water accumulate and begin to form deposits on your sink or tub.  Once that happens, they'll be difficult to remove and could even ruin the patina finish. 

A Light Wax Coating

For an added layer of protection (especially in 'hard water' areas), consider giving your copper kitchen sink, bathroom sink, vessel sink or bath tub a very light coat of wax. 

A high quality wax, specifically made for plumbing fixtures, will protect your sink and tub against the build up of mineral deposits and other types of water/soap residue.  For those who live in a 'hard water' area, waxing your sink or bath tub is a definite plus.    

How often should you apply a new coat of wax?  As often as needed.  When you notice that water is no longer 'beading up' on the surface of your copper sink or bathtub, it's time to apply another coat. 

Cleaning Your Copper Sink

Copper is naturally antibacterial and more sanitary than all other materials currently used to make kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks and bath tubs.  Recent studies have shown that bacteria can only live for hours on copper, as compared to living for days on stainless steel and, longer still on all other types of kitchen and bath surfaces!  For this reason alone, many hospitals have now begun the process of replacing stainless steel counters and fixtures with those made of copper!

Because it's naturally antibacterial, your copper kitchen sink, bathroom sink or bath tub will do most of the work in keeping itself clean.  All you really have to do is help your sink or tub maintain itself by giving it an occasional cleaning with a very gentle soap.  

To clean... use a soft, non-abrasive cloth, mild soap, warm water and gently wipe the interior and exterior of your copper sink or bathtub.  Rinse thoroughly with clean water and wipe your sink or tub dry with a clean soft cloth.   

Warning!  Housekeepers love to scrub and polish and typically use a variety of abrasive cleaning agents and disinfectants when they clean your kitchen and bathroom.  If they are not informed about the proper care of your copper kitchen sink, bathroom sink or bath tub, they may unknowingly damage the finish. 

Be sure to go over this information with your housekeeper and educate her or him, about the proper way to clean your copper sinks and tub. 

One Final Note

For your copper kitchen sink... All acid based foods and/or food items such as... lemons, tomatoes, mustard, pineapple, vinegar, etc... have the potential to damage the patina finish. To avoid ruining the finish it is best to leave water running while working with products and foods of this nature and remember to thoroughly rinse your sink immediately after use

The 'Right' Copper Sink and Copper Bath Tub

It's important to note that not all copper sinks and bath tubs are made of high quality copper and can, in fact, be a problem to live with.  Be sure to check out the truth about copper and discover the secret to choosing the 'right' copper kitchen sink, bathroom sink, vessel sink and bath tub... ones that will remain beautiful, function perfectly and literally provide lifetimes of use and enjoyment!  

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