Caring for Your Cabinets

April 1, 2010

in Home Maintenance

Cabinets in a Lennar homeCabinets are not only functional and necessary for organization, but today’s cabinets are very attractive, as well. With proper care, you can keep your cabinets looking great for years to come.

Many of the cabinets found in Lennar homes are made of wood and reflect the natural tendencies of wood, such as variations in wood grain or color. No two panels or doors will look exactly alike, but this should not be a cause for concern and is part of the beauty associated with these natural products.

Cabinets should be wiped clean regularly and should be cleaned with an appropriate furniture polish product twice a year to help prevent scratching and keep them looking their best. If your cabinets get nicked or scratched, most hardware stores offer color matching putty, stains and fillers to repair these minor marks. Sometimes, a bit of furniture polish will take care of this, as well. Make sure to check the cabinet manufacturer’s information regarding approved products and test the product first on an inconspicuous surface to make sure no damage will occur to the finishes on your cabinets. Some products can cause damage, which will be unwarrantable. Avoid using any abrasive or harsh chemicals in your home.

As with other wooden products, cabinets are susceptible to water damage. If water spills on your cabinets, wipe it up immediately to prevent staining and warping of the wood surface. Drawers and hinges should be lubricated periodically using a silicone spray. This will keep them operating smoothly. If your hinges become loose and the cabinet doors sag, simply adjust the door using a level to make sure it is straight both horizontally and vertically, then tighten the hinges.

This section of the Lennar Home Care Video focuses on your cabinets and gives you maintenance tips on how to care for them. Click here to view this 1-1/2 minute video to learn more about this topic.

As always, if you need help or have a question about your home, please contact our Lennar Customer Care Team for assistance.

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