03 May Cleaning and Maintenance for Kitchen Cabinets
There are many household items that require basic cleaning and maintenance to function properly, and kitchen cabinets are included in this. Luckily, despite their tough environment, kitchen cabinets are some of the simplest home areas to clean and maintain.
At Knotty Alder Cabinets, we’re here to help. Here are some basic tips we can offer for cleaning our RTA kitchen cabinets, including how often this needs to be done.
The primary area you’re looking to cover when it comes to cleaning cabinets? Grease and oil, which will inevitably build up in various areas of the kitchen over time. You can get items like splatter shields or vented range hoods to help here, but regardless, you’re going to be dealing with some level of these buildups.
The simplest way to cut through basic oil buildups is using a simple soap and water solution. We recommend dish soap, which is harsher than hand soap but also won’t leave a residue. Never use a scratchy or harsh material like steel wool for cabinets – all you need is a soft cloth or sponge. If your cabinets have a natural wood finish, go back over them with polish after cleaning to restore their oils.
Every now and then, it’s good to partially disassemble RTA cabinets – at least the visible parts. This can help you get at any grease or oil that built up into hardware and hinges, areas that can be tougher to get to during standard cleaning.
Basic wear and tear is a simple reality, and accidents may also happen from time to time. At Knotty Alder, we stock everything you’d need for this kind of basic maintenance, including basic repair kits or wax pencils for basic color repairs. If you ever decide it’s time for a replacement, our team will be on hand.
To learn more about our RTA kitchen cabinets and their cleaning and maintenance, or for any of our basic services, speak to the pros at Knotty Alder Cabinets today.