How to Care for a Stainless Steel Fountain

Stainless steel fountains, because of their beauty, are becoming more and more popular. For anyone who wants a cool, sophisticated, classy look in their home, stainless steel fountains are a great option. Because the frames are so smooth, it's difficult for bacteria to attach itself to the frame.

The good news is, stainless steel wall fountains require hardly any maintenance. Maintain it as you would another fountain, keeping the water level at the proper height (above the pump and at least one quarter inch below the top of the basin) and refilling as necessary.

To care for the steel itself and prevent corrosion, keep it very clean. There are a variety of cleaners you can use that will not damage the fountain.

Use a non-abrasive cloth or sponge, but not a scrubber, to wipe the surface with water or other materials, which will be described below. Rough cloths may scratch the stainless steel. Always wipe with the grain of the metal so it retains its integrity and does not acquire scratches that go against the grain.

Don't use any chlorine-based chemical to clean the steel. Don't use bleach either. This could damage the steel as well as the pump.

There are a few things you can use to clean the surface. Glass cleaners, such as Windex, will work fine. So will a solution of white vinegar and water. You can also use club soda. Any of these materials can be purchased at your local grocery store for a low price. You don't need to buy an expensive cleaner specially designed for stainless steel, although if this would make you feel better about your fountain's care, go right ahead.

Wipe away finger prints with a damp sponge or nonabrasive cloth. If you use an abrasive cloth, it will scratch the finish.

Keep your fountain frame dry.

Stainless steel fountains are not difficult to maintain. The main things you need to remember are to clean them periodically with soft cloths and non-corroding, chlorine-free chemicals or plain water. The primary concern you will have is keeping the stainless steel clean. As long as your wall fountain is indoors and not being touched a lot, this will not be difficult to do.

Stainless steel fountains are beautiful works of art that should keep you entertained and improve the atmosphere for years to come. They are beautiful to look at, pleasant to hear, and add a sophisticated touch to any room.

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