How To Clean And Maintain The Drawer Slide

- May 29, 2020-

Cabinet hardware includes hinges, baskets, slide rails, handles, etc. Today's introduction is the maintenance tips for cabinet slide rails. Don't look at its low profile, it has played a big role in the kitchen life!


If the hinge is the heart of the cabinet, then the slide rail is the kidney. Whether the drawers of large and small can be freely pushed and pulled smoothly, and how to bear the weight, all rely on the support of the slide rail. At present, there are two common types of slide rails on the market: roller-type slide rails and steel ball-type slide rails. When purchasing, you can pull out the drawer and press it hard with your hand to see if it will loosen, rattle or flip. Good pulleys should have no astringency and no noise when pushing and pulling the drawer.


Maintenance method:

Add lubricating oil regularly, and wipe it with a dry soft cloth if it gets wet; from time to time, check if there are fine particles on a slide rail, and clean it in time to avoid damage to the slide rail.


Cabinet hardware cleaning and maintenance methods

1. Hinge maintenance

The hinge is one of the necessary hardware for the cabinet body to join the door panel and repeatedly open and close. Since the opening frequency of the door panel is the highest during use, the quality of the hinge is particularly important. Keep the cabinet dry and avoid hinges and other hardware in the humid air; lubricating oil can be added regularly every 2-3 months and gently wiped with a dry soft cloth; if it is found that there are black spots on the surface that are difficult to remove, use Wipe a little kerosene, do not use chemical detergents or acidic liquids.


2. Handle maintenance

As a part of the auxiliary family cabinet push-pull, there are many materials for the handle, such as wood, stainless steel, zinc alloy, iron, aluminum alloy, etc., and there are also a few crystal plastics. Since the handle is often pulled, it will easily loosen over time. Check the tightness of the screws regularly. If the screws fall, replace them with new ones. Be careful not to put wet towels or the like on the handles, wooden handles are easy to get wet, and iron or copper are easy to rust and paint.


3. Maintenance of skirting board

The maintenance of the wooden skirting board should pay attention to keeping the cabinet area dry to avoid the damage to the skirting board in the humid environment, and regularly wax or apply waterproofing agent for maintenance. The metal skirting board must be protected from sharp objects, and the PVC skirting board can only be replaced as soon as it cracks.