Stainless Steel Fountain Care

If you have a fountain basin made of stainless steel, or have other parts on the feature made of this special material, then you will have to take precautions. A stainless steel fountain is well regarded for its attractive look, its clean look and its very modern appearance. As if an effervescent fountain weren’t lovely enough, when you add the shine of stainless steel you get a dazzling focal point. Stainless steel is the preferred material for high-end businesses and contemporary decoration.

A stainless water fountain has a smooth and non-porous surface. This is excellent for a fountain because it makes it much harder for bacteria and other microscopic threats to survive. Stainless steel also has good resistance to corrosion. Of all the materials you could use to build a water fountain, stainless steel is one of the best options. This is a material that many call maintenance-free.

Not quite—there is some maintenance involved in caring for stainless water fountains. However, they are easy to remember. Stainless steel must still be kept clean, just as all fountains. Steel is not resistant to dust, algae and mineral deposits. In order for this material to retain its powerful resistance to corrosion, it must be kept clean. This is especially important when your water may contain rust which may cause corrosion in thinner gauge stainless steel.

When you are trying to clean your  stainless steel fountain be sure to wipe with the grain, as opposed to against. This will ensure that the sheen of the surface is kept. It’s best not to use soap for cleaning, although Windex is relatively harmless. Some experts advocate using club soda or vinegar as alternative and safer solutions. You definitely want to avoid chlorine-based cleaning solutions like bleach. These chemicals can be damaging. Always check your maintenance tips that are included with your fountain for proper cleaning of your stainless steel fountain.

A stainless steel fountain may be stainless but you can still leave fingerprints on them. In order to remove these markings, use a slightly wet sponge or a microfiber cloth. You want to avoid any cleaning tool that is abrasive because this could easily destroy or mar the finish. Avoid steel wool or scouring powders like the plague! While all stainless water fountains are bound to splash, it’s not a good idea to let beads of water accumulate outside of the frame of the fountain. Try to dry the area as much as possible.

A stainless steel fountain makes for a popular attraction for a business or for a home. These pieces are contemporary, elegant and without equal. All water fountains require water replacement, full cleanings and chemical treatment. Make sure your fountain has a long life by maintaining it regularly.

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