With proper care and maintenance, your Elkay CuVerro antimicrobal copper sink will give you a lifetime of service. Below are the suggestions for the care and cleaning of your Elkay sink.
It is recommended to clean Elkay sinks daily to avoid build-up of soap or mineral deposits, as these tend to have an adverse effect on the appearance of the product. For daily cleaning use an ordinary mild detergent and soft cloth to rinse and dry the sink. Allowing water or cleaners to evaporate will negatively impact the look of the sink. To avoid this, it is important to dry the sink after each use.
- To avoid unwanted build-up, it is recommended to dry your sink after each use.
- Soft abrasive cleaners may be used when necessary (Blue Scotch-Brite Pads). Strong abrasive cleaners will scratch and dull the surface (Green Scotch-Brite Pads).
- Clean and sanitize according to standard practice.
- Healthcare facilities must maintain the product in accordance with infection control guidelines.
- Run cold water when pouring boiling water into sink.
- It is recommended that you clean your sink prior to first use.
- Avoid storing open containers of household cleaners and chemicals containing chloride such as bleach, acid, and drain cleaners or toilet bowl cleaner beneath the sink. Vapor emission from the chlorides can cause corrosion and pitting to the exposed stainless steel and other metals including faucet water supply lines.
- Do not use abrasives, metal (copper) cleaners, scouring pads, lime or rust removal, alkaline-based, ammonia-based or acidic-based chemicals or cleaning products.
- Do not use dish mats as these can trap soap and dirt making sink maintenance more time-consuming and cultivate harmful bacteria.
- Do not leave standing water in your sink, especially if the water contains anything that could stain the sink (i.e. coffee or tea).
Success with cleaners are dependent on the quality of the water being used. Failure to follow care and cleaning will void your warranty. For additional information, please visit elkay.com.
CuVerro® Antimicrobal Copper
It has been proven that products made from Antimicrobial Copper Nickel kills greater than 99.9% of bacteria* within 2 hours, and continues to kill 99% of bacteria* even after repeated contamination.
- Clean the surface to regular hospital protocols (i.e. appropriate disinfectants, frequency, etc.); be sure to rub in the direction of the satin finish grain lines; rinse and towel dry.
- Use a cleaner that will not leave a wax film or coating on the surface, so that cleaning will not interfere with the antimicrobial action of the surface.
- Not approved for direct food contact or food packaging uses.
- Light scratches are normal for copper sinks; over time they will blend into the uniform finish pattern.
- Normal tarnishing or wear of this product will not impair the antimicrobial effectiveness.
*Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Methicillin-Resistant
Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Escherichia coli O157:H7, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
- For major stains or grime on your sink, a mixture of a half a cup of white vinegar and a half cup of water will help. Dip a cloth into the solution and rub away the grime or stain. The solution should then be rinsed off and dried to prevent damage to your sink’s finish.
- Another solution for major grime or stains, is a small amount of baking soda and water on a toothbrush. This should remove any nasty stains. Again the solution should then be rinsed off and dried to prevent damage to the finish of your sink.
DO NOT allow any part of your Elkay sink to soak in either of the above mixtures. It is also recommended to test the above mixtures on an unseen part of your faucet to see what affect it has to the finish of your sink.