Door Handles. Wednesday , September 12th , 2018 - 06:31:16 AM
As door handles easily catch germs and bacteria because of the variety of individual hands that touch them in the course of a day, it is important to consider the materials used. It is believed that certain materials like brass, copper and silver discourage the growth of bacteria and germs through some kind of electro-chemical effect; while other materials like aluminum, stainless steel, glass and porcelain do not have the same action. However, this belief has remained just that... a belief: and studies have not been extensive enough to confirm or disprove this possible effect, except in the case of silver. Hospitals in particular are experimenting with handle materials as they continue their fight against infectious disease within their wards.
Door handles are made from a few different materials including acrylic, aluminium, wrought iron, brass, chrome, stainless steel, porcelain (wooden), and glass. Each different material creates a different look and style. The cleaning of handles all depends on the type of door handle you have, for each different material requires a different cleaning method. For example with chrome handles should never use metal polishes or aerosol spray polishes as this damages the chrome, you can simply dust the door handle with a duster or with warm soapy water. Always check the correct method of cleaning for your type of door handle. Privacy set handles are used when more privacy is needed such as in bathrooms and on bedroom doors. On the inside of the door handle there is a turn lock and on the outside of the handle there is an emergency exit unlock feature in case of accidents.
Door handles are also made from many different materials although most people think of some kind of metal. However, handles have also been made from ceramic, wood, glass, plastic, etc. One of the oldest materials that are still among the more popular options is brass. For one thing, brass looks gorgeous but it is also rust resistant. Today's brass door handle is somewhat different from those made in earlier times due to finishes. For instance, for a more modern appearance, many people choose brushed or satin brass.
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