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Tips to Take Care of Commercial Cabinets

High-quality commercial cabinets are an investment, and it’s important to care for them properly so they’ll look good for years to come. Kitchen and bathroom cabinets are fairly low-maintenance, but when you do clean them, you need to use the right supplies so you don’t scratch or otherwise damage the surface. Here’s a look at some tips to keep your cabinets clean, functional, and damage-free.

Clean With a Soft Cloth

Selecting the right cloth to clean your cabinets with is important because many fabrics leave behind lint and other residues. Choose a microfiber cloth like these or a soft cotton fabric that will be gentle on your cabinets and not create a larger mess. Avoid using sponges since they hold in damaging chemicals and bacteria that can spread to your cabinets.

Use Non-Abrasive Cleaners

Abrasive cleaners have their purpose, but cleaning kitchen and bathroom cabinets are not it. Avoid powdered cleaners and products containing ammonia, since these can easily scratch the surface of your cabinets. Other harsh cleaners leave behind a sticky residue. The best products for cleaning cabinets are mild, gentle soaps with natural ingredients. Dish soap works very well to remove grime from cabinets without causing any harm.

Limit Moisture Exposure

Water is a wood cabinet’s worst enemy, so don’t allow any cleaners or soapy water to sit on the cabinets for more than a couple of minutes. It’s also important to avoid hanging wet dishcloths over cabinet doors since this can cause staining and damage to the finish. 

Step-by-Step Cleaning for Commercial Cabinets

  1. Fill a sink or bucket with warm water and a few squirts of gentle dish soap.
  2. Wet a soft, lint-free cloth in the cleaning solution and wipe the cabinets from top to bottom.
  3. If stubborn stains remain on the surface of the cabinets, you can use a small amount of baking soda or white toothpaste over the surface of the stain only.
  4. Get another clean, soft cloth wet with water only and wipe the cabinets again to remove any soap residue.
  5. Wipe the cabinets one final time with a clean, dry cloth to dry them fully.

Clean When You Can

Cleaning commercial cabinets can be tricky, depending on what type of facility they are in. Cabinets located in hotels or assisted living facilities can be cleaned regularly, while those in multi-family apartments or student housing units are at the mercy of the tenants. In those cases, check the cabinets during your regular inspections to ensure they’re being cared for properly and wash them using the above methods whenever you have tenant turnover. 

Superior Commercial Solutions Is Here

Finding and maintaining the right cabinets for your facility is essential, and Superior Commercial Solutions is here to help. We customize commercial cabinets for student housing, multi-family units, assisted living facilities, and a wide variety of hospitality projects. We provide superior quality and service to projects across the United States, from New York City to Seattle and everywhere in-between. Contact us today for a consultation!