Whether it’s a family heirloom that’s generations-old or something special that’s fresh out of the package, your First Class Cleaning housekeeper will take care of polishing all of it for you with our silverware polishing service.
Your housekeeper is trained to clean and polish your silverware so it shines like new, removing any tarnishing or dark spots, any encrusted food particles, fingerprints, or other blemishes.
We make sure to polish your silverware until it is shiny and ready for use again. Silver polishing can be a long process, but the results are worth it in the end. There is nothing like the gleaming shine that silverware has after being professionally cleaned.
As always our work is professional quality while maintaining environmentally friendly practices.
Free yourself from the time and trouble of cleaning your own silverware and let your First Class Cleaning housekeeper do the work for you.
Satisfy your need at home with our silver polishing service today! Contact us today to arrange for your no-obligation consultation.
First Class’ silver polishing service is a perfect complement to our housekeeping service:
Silver items need proper and regular care to maintain their shine, luster, and value and to keep your silver looking great and First Class housekeepers are trained to take care of your silver properly.
Conclusion: Silver items need proper and regular care to maintain their shine, luster, and value and to keep your silver looking great and First Class housekeepers are trained to take care of your silver properly.
There is no hard rule about how often silver should be polished but in general, an item that is used frequently like silverware should be cleaned and polished regularly while a silver picture frame that isn’t frequently handled can be cleaned and polished less frequently.
We recommend more frequent cleanings and polishing for several reasons beyond just making the silver look great.
Since tarnish and dirt buildup happens in layers, the longer you wait between cleaning and polishing silver, the more layers there are. So if you wait a long time between polishings, it will take longer to polish. From our perspective, cleaning for less time but more frequently means that your silver shines much more often for the same amount of work.
You can discuss adding silver polishing to your housekeeping during your initial consultation and specifically go over the frequency that you would like for your silver polishing service. Contact us today to arrange for your no-obligation consultation.
There are three main steps that your First Class housekeeper takes to polish your silver.
First, they will clean it with a dry cotton cloth to remove any dirt or oils that have built up over time.
Next, they will polish your silver using a different soft cotton cloth and non-toxic, professional-grade silver polish. If you are watching them, you will notice that they will always use circular motions on areas that are heavily tarnished or scratched, instead of going back and forth, because this ensures that they spread the polish evenly.
The final step is a thorough cleaning of the surface to make sure that all polish has been removed and any residue left behind does not cause future tarnishing. Your professional housekeeper will use a third soft cotton cloth again for this part of the process.
Done correctly, a professional polisher like all of our First Class housekeepers can take dull or dirty silverware from being unusable and make it shine. Contact us today to arrange for your no-obligation consultation.
It’s hard to know how often you should wash your silverware.
Without regular polishing silver will tarnish, lose its luster and start to look less like the luxury that silver is meant to be.
So the simple answer is that you should clean silver every time you use it, but typically will polish less frequently.
Whether you are polishing your silver yourself or relying on a professional to do it for you, you won’t have to do as much work each time if you do it frequently because when polishing frequently, you don’t have to polish as hard.
If you are using your silverware daily or weekly, then a quick wipe down with hot soapy water and towel dry is all that’s needed to keep the finish from tarnishing. If you rarely use your silver flatware, then polishing less regularly is ok.
For any other silver piece that’s used less frequently, such as silver jewelry or candlesticks, you can get away with cleaning and polishing it every few months or two or three times a year.
Tarnished silver is pretty easy to spot, especially if you display it in your home and an item is heavily tarnished, so you will be able to spot when you should be cleaning silver more frequently.
We can discuss both washing frequency and how often you would like your First Class housekeeper to polish each item at your initial consultation. Contact us today to arrange for your no-obligation consultation.
Silver will naturally tarnish over time. Silver can be cleaned a few different ways, but it is inevitable that the item will start to show signs of wear and tear. The molecules in the air react with the metal in the items which causes oxidation or “tarnishing.”
So what should you do? Here are a few of our favorites:
1. Store your silver items in a drawstring or ziplock bag
2. Wrap each silver item up individually for storing
3. Keep the “responsible for tarnishing” silver items separate from your other silver pieces
4. Use an anti-tarnish product like Sterling Silver Cleaner Gel
5. Keep the air circulating so that silver doesn’t have time to tarnish.
No solution is perfect and eventually, your silver items will experience some tarnishing but by doing some of the things above your silver will stay shinier between polishing. Contact us today to arrange for your no-obligation consultation.