Contamination of Powder Coated Stainless Steel Fixtures

Any of the following are considered a contaminant for stainless steel fixtures and will cause rusting and/or deterioration of these fixtures:

  • Construction Contaminations
    • Weld Splatter, Metal Shavings, Cleaning Acids & Concrete Dust.
  • Chemical Contaminations-
    • Chlorine, Muriatic Acid, Sulphuric Acid, Hydrochloric Acid, Iodine.
  • Environmental Contaminations-
    • Sea Salt & Humidity is very caustic to stainless steel and requires more frequent care and cleaning to prevent these fixtures from rusting.
    • Standing Water & Organic Matter-
      • Never let standing water or organic matter accumulate in the toilet for over a month.
      • Never allow bleach to stand in the toilet bowl. This is a typical practice we see to disinfect the toilet bowl during long periods where the toilet is inactive. This practice causes the bleach to attack the toilet bowl and destroy the fixture.

During Construction

The installing contractor must take care, during the construction phase, to care for the stainless steel plumbing fixtures. Lack of care during the construction can cause the fixtures to rust. The following is care that should be taken during the construction process.

  • Routine cleaning, to remove residue from your stainless steel fixtures, should be performed every month.
    • Clean with ordinary soap and water.
      • Apply with a cloth or sponge.
      • Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.
      • Apply a thin film of stainless steel cleaner and wipe dry.
    • For tougher stains, residues and deposits.
      • Use a Scotch-BriteTM scouring pad along with a stainless steel cleaner to remove tough stains, residues, and deposits. Never use common steel wool or wire brush as they will cause surface stains and rusting.
      • Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.
      • Apply a thin film of stainless steel cleaner and wipe dry.
  • After installation, clean, dry & cover fixture to protect from soiling by work from other trades. If contamination of the stainless steel surface occurs, then clean immediately as described above.

After Construction

  • After construction, the cleaning staff should be trained on the proper care and cleaning of these stainless steel fixtures. Routine cleaning, to remove residue from your stainless steel fixtures should be performed every month.
    • Clean with ordinary soap and water.
      • Apply with a cloth or sponge.
      • Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.
      • Apply a thin film of stainless steel cleaner and wipe dry.
    • For tougher stains, residues and deposits.
      • Use a Scotch-BriteTM scouring pad along with a stainless steel cleaner to remove tough stains, residues, and deposits.
      • Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.
      • Apply a thin film of stainless steel cleaner and wipe dry.
  • Never allow bleach to stand in the toilet bowl. This is a typical practice we see to disinfect the toilet bowl during long periods where the toilet is inactive. This practice causes the bleach to attack the toilet bowl and destroy the fixture

Note: You are considering or have bought a Metcraft powder coated stainless steel fixture. We do not recommend these fixtures for areas where vandalism or high abuse maybe problematic. Powder coating is a paint, just like paint on your car. Proper care and maintenance are required to insure the longevity of these fixtures and to insure the powder coating last.

Contamination of Powder Coated Stainless Steel Fixtures

Any of the following are considered a contaminant for powder coated stainless steel fixtures and will cause peeling, rusting and eventually the deterioration of these fixtures:
  • Construction Contaminations
    • Weld Splatter, Metal Shavings, Cleaning Acids & Concrete Dust.
  • Chemical Contaminations
    • Chlorine, Muriatic Acid, Sulphuric Acid, Hydrochloric Acid, Iodine.
    • Never allow bleach to stand in the toilet bowl. This is a typical practice we see to disinfect the toilet bowl during long periods where the toilet is inactive. This practice causes the bleach to attack the powder coat causing peeling and will eventually destroy the fixture.
  • Environmental Contaminations
    • Sea Salt & Humidity is very caustic to powder coated stainless-steel fixtures and requires more frequent care and cleaning to prevent these fixtures from peeling, rusting and eventually deteriorating the fixture.
    • Standing Water & Organic Matter
      • Never let standing water or organic matter accumulate in the toilet for over a month.

During Construction

The installing contractor must take care, during the construction phase, of the powder coated stainless steel plumbing fixtures. Lack of care during the construction can cause the fixtures to peel, chip and/or rust. The following is care that should be taken during the construction process.
  • Powder coating is a paint. Tools will chip this powder coating if not properly protected! Protect your powder coated fixtures from accidental tool drop with a protective cover during installation or maintenance of this fixture.
  • Routine cleaning, to remove residue from your powder coated stainless steel fixtures, should be performed every month.
    • Clean with ordinary soap and water.
      • Apply with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge.
      • Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.
  • After installation, clean, dry & cover fixture to protect from soiling by work from other trades. If contamination of the powder coated stainless steel surface occurs, then clean immediately as described above.

After Construction

  • After construction, the cleaning staff should be trained on the proper care and cleaning of these powder coated stainless steel fixtures. Routine cleaning, to remove residue from your powder coated stainless steel fixtures should be performed every month.
    • Clean with ordinary soap and water.
      • Apply with a non-abrasive cloth or sponge.
      • Rinse thoroughly and wipe dry.
  • If contamination of the powder coated stainless steel surface occurs, then clean immediately as described above.
  • Never allow bleach to stand in the toilet bowl. This is a typical practice we see to disinfect the toilet bowl during long periods where the toilet is inactive. This practice causes the bleach to attack the powder coat causing peeling and will eventually destroy the fixture.