We Are Open! - A Response to COVID-19 from MR Direct

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To our loyal customers:

We hope this message reaches you and your family in safe conditions amid the health concerns affecting our communities.

We are open and our orders are shipping but during this time please allow extra time for your projects. We want to make sure we take the proper steps to ensure the health and safety of our customers and team members. Because of this we cannot currently guarantee the shipping time displayed by our shipping calculator from all of our distribution centers at this time. Please allow a grace period of 2-4 days and plan your projects accordingly. When your order ships you will receive tracking.

We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us for further assistance.

Best regards,

The MR Direct Team


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Sink Care and Cleaning
March 30, 2012

It is important to keep cleaners and cleaning supplies in the house at all times. Some of these supplies include:

  • Mild soaps and scrubs
  • Mild abrasive cleaner
  • Bleach
  • Polishing cleaner
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Old toothbrush
  • Sponge
  • Latex gloves
  • Micro-cloths

Making sure to rinse out your sink after each use is the key to keeping your sink looking new. Rinsing thoroughly after washing dishes or dumping food down the garbage disposal helps prevent soap or food residue from staining the sink surface. If you have a copper sink, be sure to clear any acidic foods or liquids from the sink immediately. Contact with acidic foods can cause shiny spots or discoloration in the sink.

Every sink has rules about which cleaning products to use. A mild-abrasive cleaner is safe to use on stainless steel, but can damage the surface of bronze or copper sinks. Porcelain is usually easy to keep clean and will generally not stain if it is taken care of properly. Using a mild chlorine bleach cleaner on your porcelain sink every week can help keep it sparkling and sanitized. Be careful not to store sharp or heavy objects in or above stone, porcelain or glass sinks. Even a small spoon can chip and scuff a sink, which can be expensive to fix. A chip in a sink can be a welcome area for bacteria to grow. If you do get a chip or crack, be sure to keep it clean and sanitized until you are able to repair it.

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