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The Porcelain Enamel FAQs

 



Porcelain enamel is a specially formulated, highly durable glass permanently fused to metal under extremely high temperatures. The metal may be steel, cast iron, or aluminum. It may be a protective surface for cooking utensils, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, and appliances such as dishwashers, ranges, refrigerators, washers and dryers. It is acid resistant. Porcelain enamel may be a decorative surface of metal, glass or pottery. Porcelain enamel while very durable is also expensive to apply and so is being replaced by synthetic enamels or plastics in many appliances today, in such places as cabinet sides, tops and doors. Range tops and ovens will remain porcelain enamel because there is no good substitute presently to withstand the high temperatures. Older appliances may have more porcelain enamel surfaces.

Appliances. Wash with detergent and warm water and rinse. Do not use abrasive pads or scouring powders as these will scratch the glassy surface.

Decorated enamelware --wash in sudsy water, dry with a soft cloth.

Bathroom fixtures can be cleaned in a solution of 1 tablespoon detergent to 1 gallon hot water or with a foam bathroom cleaner. Avoid using household cleaners which contain abrasives. Porcelain enamel bathtubs made since 1964 are acid-resistant. Older ones may be dulled by acid contact, or other chemicals spilled in the tub.

Kitchenware wash in sudsy water. If necessary use a plastic scouring pad or wooden scraper to remove burnt-on food. Burnt on food may be loosened by soaking in a solution of 2 teaspoons baking soda and 1 quart water. Avoid abrasive scouring powder or steel wool. For heavy baked-on grease, or spills, occasional use of a fine steel wool pad or scraping with a razor blade is ok; just be very careful not to scratch the enamel. Using abrasives, such as steel wool or abrasive powders tends to permanently scratch the smooth glassy surface, and make it harder to clean thereafter.

Lime deposit in teakettles may be removed by a solution of vinegar and water. Bring to a boil.
Bathroom fixtures should be disinfected weekly with a solution of chlorine bleach and water or a spray-on disinfectant or by using a disinfectant cleaning foam.

Rust stains can be removed by using commercial rust remover or by using a solution of 1 tablespoon oxalic acid crystals (poison), dissolved in 1/2 cup warm water. Apply to stain, allow to stand a few minutes, then rinse well.

Sinks. Do not leave acid foods sitting on the sink surface for a long time. Many porcelain on cast iron sinks made before 1964 were not acid-resistant. But many acid fruits such as lemons and other citrus fruits, cranberries, etc., vinegar, salad dressings and other acid foods could possibly etch even acid-resistant porcelain enamel if left in the sink a long time. Perforated or plastic mats protect sinks from damage.

Repairing Porcelain Enamel. Modern porcelain enamel can be chipped but only with a very hard blow that bends the base metal. Damaged porcelain enamel fixtures and appliances can be repaired, with do-it-yourself-kits, or by professionals who do the best, most lasting repairs. A special type of paint is used, as porcelain enamel itself must be baked on under very hot temperatures, so it will not be as durable as the original porcelain enamel surface. Never attempt such repair on utensils used for preparing or cooking food.



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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We specialise in the cleaning of pubs, hotels, restaurants, offices, schools, clubs and shops.We also offer a wide range of services on the commercial sector.

We clean any type of carpet and upholstery and always strive to meet the customer's requirements.

We employ up-to-date soil extractor steam cleaning machines and top brand detergents to give you the best results possible. We also offer evening and weekend services.We provide the right service and attitude for each client and have enough experience in the industry to meet your needs. Our reliability and success story reflects our expertise in customer care and services.

some of our existing contracts include:

  • Banks Cleaning in London
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Hospital, Clinics & Animal Shelters Cleaning in London

Whatever your business requires, we are confident we can provide a service tailored to suit your individual needs. We can provide fully trained experienced staffs that only use high quality cleaning materials and equipment.

All staffs are uniformed and fully insured. One of out policies is to work with our clients and communicate on a regular basis to maintain high standards at all times.

We can offer our services at whatever frequency you require at very competitive prices. Clean carpets, drapes, and upholstery affect your company's public image.Our commercial carpet cleaning and other professional services ensure your company has it's best foot forward.Your image nurtures a positive perception and affects your business.

CleanStation London Carpet Cleaners and Services Commercial Services understands this connection and provides quality, reliable commercial carpet cleaning, drapery, and upholstery cleaning services to businesses throughout London area.

Helping you create a positive company image is what CleanStation Commercial Carpet Cleaning Services in London does best.

Recent Projects:

CleanStation Carpet works not only on many large scales, high end residential jobs but also on many large commercial jobs, such as ;

  • Cinemas Cleaning in London
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We are so confident that our customers will be happy with the quality of our workmanship we offer a satisfaction guarantee on all our services. For more information about cleaning services, please feel free to call us or submit a free estimate form.

We offer free estimates for your convenience.

New accounts are welcome with a 10% off. We are fully Licensed & Insured

Our London Carpet Cleaners and Services , House Cleaning and Office Cleaning London services are offered in the following London areas:

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Postcodes covered: EC1, EC2, EC3, EC4, WC1, WC2.
* Barbican * Belgravia * Bloomsbury * Central London * Clerkenwell * Covent Garden * Grays Inn * Holborn * Monument * Moorgate * Shoreditch * Soho * St Marys Cray * St Pauls Cray * St. Pauls * Tower Hill * West End

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Postcodes covered: E2, E3, E4, E8, E5, E6, E7, E9, E14, E10, E11, E15, E12, E16, E13, E18, E17, E1
* Aldgate * Barking * Becontree * Bethnal Green * Bexley * Bow * Bromley * Bromley-by-Bow * Buckhurst Hill * Canning Town * Chigwell * Chingford * Clapton * Dagenham * Dalston * East End * East Ham * East London * Forest Gate * Grange Hill * Hackney * Hainault * Highams Park * Homerton * Isle of Dogs * Leyton * Leytonstone * Manor Park * Millwall * North Woolwich * Plaistow * Poplar * Redbridge * Romford * South Woodford * Stamford Hill * Stepney * Stratford * Upper Wandsworth * Upton Park * Walthamstow * West Ham * Whitechapel * Woodford * Woodford Green

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Postcodes covered:
* Amersham * Barnet * Chesham * Colnbrook * Croydon * Enfield * Gerrards Cross * Harpenden * Hemel Hampstead * Hillington * Luton * Maidenhead * Milton Keynes * Near London * Potters Bar * Slough * Southall * St. Albans * Staines

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Postcodes covered: N8, N2, N3, N4, N11, N5, N6, N1, N9, N7, N10, N12, N13, N15, N14, N16, N17, N20, N18, N19, N21, N22,
* Alexandra Palace * Archway * Barnet * Barnsbury * Canonbury * Cockfosters * Crouch End * East Barnet * East Finchley * Enfield * Enfield Park * Epping Forest * Finchley Central * Finsbury * Finsbury Park * Fortis Green * Friern Barnet * Hampstead Garden Suburb * Hendon * Highbury * Highgate * Holloway * Hornsey * Islington * Kentish Town * Lower Edmonton * Manor House * Muswell Hill * New Barnet * New Southgate * North Finchley * North London * Palmers Green * Pinner * Pinner Green * Ponders End * Potters Bar * Seven Sisters * Southgate * Stoke Newington * Tottenham * Totteridge * Tufnell Park * Upper Edmonton * Whetstone * Winchmore Hill * Woodford Green * Woodside Park

Carpet Cleaning Northwest London | Upholstery cleaners Northwest London | House cleaners Northwest London

Postcodes covered: NW1, NW9, NW2, NW11, NW3, NW4, NW5, NW7, NW12, NW8, NW6, NW10,
* Brent Cross * Camden Town * Colindale * Cricklewood * Golders Green * Greenhill * Hampstead * Hampstead Heath * Harlesden * Harrow * Harrow on the hill * Havering * Kilburn * Kingsbury * Maida Vale * Mill Hill * Neasden * Northolt * Northwest London * Regents Park * St Johns Wood * Sudbury * Swiss Cottage * Temple Fortune * Wembley * West Hampstead * Willesden

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Postcodes covered: SE20, SE3, SE4, SE5, SE6, SE7, SE19, SE8, SE21, SE22, SE9, SE23, SE10, SE24, SE11, SE12, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE16, SE25, SE26, SE2, SE28, SE17, SE1, SE27, SE18,
* Abbey Wood * Addington * Anerley * Beckenham * Bellingham * Blackheath * Borough * Brockley * Camberwell * Catford * Charlton * Chislehurst * Crofton Park * Cross * Croydon * Crystal Palace * Deptford * Dulwich * East Croydon * East Dulwich * Elephant & Castle * Eltham * Eltham Park * Foots Cray * Forest Hill * Greenwich * Grove Park * Herne Hill * Hither Green * Honor Oak Park * Lambeth * Lee * Lewisham * New Cross * New Cross Gate * North Woolwich * Nunhead * Peckham * Penge * Plumstead * Rotherhithe * Shirley * Sidcup * South Bermonsey * South Croydon * Southeast London * Southwark * Sydenham * Upper Norwood * Walworth * Waterloo * West Norwood * Westcombe Park * Woolwich

Carpet Cleaning Southwest London | Upholstery cleaners Southwest London | House cleaners Southwest London

Postcodes covered: SW12, SW13, SW11, SW2, SW3, SW4, SW5, SW6, SW1, SW8, SW14, SW15, SW7, SW20, SW9, SW16, SW17, SW18, SW10, SW19,
*Balham * Barnes * Battersea * Beddington * Beddington Corner * Brentford * Brixton * Brompton * Carshalton * Castelnau * Chelsea * Chertsey * Chessington * Clapham * Clapham Junction * Claygate * Earls Court * Earlsfield * East Sheen * Epsom * Epsom Downs * Esher * Ewell * Fulham * Hook * Hounslow * Guildford * Kew * Kew Gardens * Kingston * Kingston-upon-Thames * Merton * Mitcham * Morden * Mortlake * Nine Elms * Parsons Green * Pimlico * Putney * Raynes Park * Richmond * South Kensington * South Lambeth * South Wimbledon * Southfields * Southwest London * Stockwell * Streatham * Streatham Hill * Surrey * Teddington * Tooting * Tulse Hill * Twickenham * Wandsworth * West Kensington * Westminster * Weston Green * Wimbledon * Woodmansterne * Worcester Park * Worlds End

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Postcodes covered: W3, W2, W4, W5, W6, W7, W8, W10, W9, W11, W12, W13, W1, W14,
* Acton * Addlestone * Bayswater * Brook Green * Charlton * Chiswick * Ealing * East Molesley * Eastcote * Elsham * Greenford * Hammersmith * Hanger Lane * Hanwell * Holland Park * Isleworth * Kensal Green * Kensington * Ladbroke Grove * Marylebone * Mayfair * North Kensington * Notting Hill * Osterley * Paddington * Perivale * Queens Park * Shepherds Bush * Strand * Uxbridge * Warwick Avenue * West Brompton * West Ealing * West London * West London.

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