When it comes to home maintenance drawer pulls in the kitchen, bathroom and on any pieces of home furniture are often treated like the unappreciated child in the family. When was the last time you look at look at your drawer pulls and wondered how they were doing? Exactly! You probably look at other pieces of furniture in your home or appliances and think about how they look and if they need a cleaning or repair, but few people notice the drawer pulls until it’s too late.
Think about the last time you really noticed the pulls in your home. You take them for granted when using them and chances were the only time you realized they were there was when one came loose and instead of appreciating that it had worked hard and came loose you probably were just angry it was causing an inconvenience.
Well, instead of being angry with the drawers pulled when they fail, why not do your part to prevent them failing in the first place? All it really takes to keep them healthy and happy interesting is the schedule of routine maintenance will not take more than a few minutes. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Clean Them – Although this will not keep them operational, cleaning your drawer pull will do several things. First and foremost it will keep them looking like new. Hands and dirty hands with different colors on items that can attract an interesting discolor permanently if they are not cleaned off. Second, the dirty hands of big operators for germs and bacteria. Keeping it clean will reduce your chances of spreading germs from one person to another.
2. Tighten Them Up – One of the most common failure for the drawer pull is that they weaken over time and eventually come loose. There are two levels of problems here. First when they started to loosen you always banging the table when you try to open and close the drawer. This can cause damage to the back and pulled the drawer. Second, if you let it go long enough you can strip the screws and screw holes on the pull makes it difficult to repair. Instead you should regularly take a screwdriver and make sure all pulled tight and comfortable in place.
3. Refinish – If an attractive appearance behind you out, why not change them. It is not difficult to paint or refinish some of them to make them look completely new again. Often times a little coat of paint or stain that just will suddenly remind you why you love interesting drawer in the first place. This simple change can refresh your whole kitchen display.
The drawer pull is an important part of your home closet, but could be better part of your house if you take a little time to remember them in there and give them the TLC they need to keep working for you for the long term.