Expert Tips for Maintaining Your New Cabinets

Expert Tips for Maintaining Your New Cabinets

At Johnson Cabinet & Refacing, we not only specialize in kitchen cabinet installation and cabinet remodels but also in empowering our customers to keep their cabinets looking as pristine as day one. Post-installation care is crucial in prolonging the life and beauty of your cabinets. Let's dive into some expert tips to maintain your newly installed cabinets.

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Regular Cleaning is Key

The first step in maintaining your cabinets is regular cleaning. Dust and grime can accumulate over time, dulling the appearance of your cabinets. For general cleaning, use a soft cloth and a mild detergent solution. Avoid harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the finish. Regular wiping prevents buildup and keeps your cabinets looking fresh and new.

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Mind the Moisture

Kitchens are prone to moisture, which can be a nemesis for cabinets. Ensure good ventilation, especially if your kitchen doesn't have windows. Use exhaust fans while cooking to reduce humidity levels. Wipe any spills or splashes immediately to prevent water damage, especially near sink areas.

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Avoid Direct Sunlight

Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can fade and damage the finish of your cabinets. If your kitchen receives a lot of sunlight, consider using window treatments to minimize exposure. This simple step can significantly extend the life and appearance of your cabinet installation.

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Hardware Maintenance

The hardware of your cabinets – handles, knobs, and hinges – require occasional attention. Tighten any loose screws and check for signs of wear. Lubricate hinges if they start to creak. Keeping the hardware in good shape not only ensures functionality but also preserves the overall look of your cabinets.

Maintaining your new cabinets doesn’t have to be a chore. With these simple, expert tips, you can keep your kitchen looking as elegant as the day your cabinets were installed. At Johnson Cabinet & Refacing, we're committed to helping you at every step – from the initial cabinet remodel to guidance on upkeep. For more expert advice or to schedule your next cabinet project, reach out to us today. Let’s keep your kitchen timeless.

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