Products made from bamboo or other natural source such as wood, rattan, etc. are increasingly favored and chosen by many consumers. They are usually durable, however, need to be properly preserved to last a lifetime, keep their nice appearance against damage caused by molds. The following article will reveal to you 5 simple yet effective ways of preserving bamboo products.
Vietnam is considered to be the origin of products made from wood, bamboo, so people have summarized the effective and trusted ways of preserving products thanks to their rich experience in manufacturing and using.
1. Get them Dried before use
As soon as buying a bamboo item, remember to dry it right away to kill bacteria and molds. Humidity is the main cause that makes products with natural materials be ruined by molds Drying is one of the simplest and most essential ways to protect your products.
2. Keep in cool, airy place
As mentioned, humidity and water are considered as the enemies of this kind of products as termite, or beetle from outside condition will affect them. Although some products with the natural characteristic of bamboo fiber have been taken out the absorption of water vapor, you also need to have proper care to prolong their “service life”. One advice for you in this case is that, keep them away from wet areas or water surface, just in cool, airy places to eliminate the possibility of mold damage.
In addition to humidity and water, sunlight or high temperature are also considered causes of quality loss and durability decreasing when bamboo products are exposed for a long time. The sun heat or high temperature from microwaves, ovens can make them lose their natural color. At the same time, they fail to retain the original beauty and decrease the quality after time. Therefore, they should be in appropriate temperature and away from direct sunlight
3. Regularly clean
Clean after use. These long-term dust gaps will reduce the quality of the product if not cleaned thoroughly, which affects product functions. Remember to clean it regularly. Oil-wiping method can be applied to clean the product both to make it durable and safe.
4. Cover up if not using for a long time
If you plan not to use them for a long time, use a soft cloth or paper towel to wrap the product and store it in a dry place. Although cloth does not well resist moisture and heat, it can prevent bamboo products from humidity and hot temperatures, at the same time create a stable temperature environment to protect it.
You can use this preserving method in case your products will not be used for a long period of time or transported from one to another place.
5. Clean the stains as soon as they adhere to the bamboo product
This means that after using, you should clean and dry immediately if there are stains, filtered water, coffee or tea spilled on the bamboo product. If not, they will suck into the bamboo fibers, leading to quality and aesthetics loss in the near future.
This is a critical preserving way you should pay attention to, because many people are subjective then fail to clean deep stains.
With 5 ways of preserving bamboo products above, you can apply and be confident that your products still retain their beauty and good quality after a long time of use.