Maintenance Guide: Indoor Wall Mounted Fountains
An indoor wall mounted fountain is an outstanding addition to your interior design. The sleek design and steady water flow are great ways to create a unique and stylish indoor setting. Indoor fountains even help to humidify your home and remove dust and debris from the air. With this in mind, they will eventually need to be cleaned from time to time, usually every few months (at least twice a year). A regular cleaning of your fountain will help to keep the water in your fountain and the air in your home clean and fresh. Cleaning a wall fountain is not a difficult task. After a few simple steps, your fountain will be like new again.
Step 1: Drain
Before you can do anything, you’ll have to turn off your fountain and drain out all of the water. This is a fairly simple task. The easiest way to accomplish this is by using a wet/dry vacuum. Use the hose to remove as much water as you can. Once you have drained your wall fountain, your cleaning process can begin.
Step 2: The Pump
The first thing that you will want to clean is the fountain pump. This is probably the most important thing that you will clean. If your fountain pump is not properly cleaned, it can lead to a wide range of problems, including algae growth, white scale buildup, and clogging. Disassemble your pump and use fresh running water and a brush or pad to refresh the condition of your pump.
Step 3: The Tubing
Your next task will be cleaning the tubing in your fountain. This is the piece that connects to the pump and carries the water up through your fountain. This is a also a place where you could experience clogging or buildup if you don’t regularly clean it. Simply remove the tubing and rinse it, using a brush if necessary.
Step 4: Wiping the Surface
The final thing you’ll want to do is wipe the face and base of your fountain clean. Wall fountains are made with several different materials, all of which can be wiped down with a clean wet cloth. Glass faces can be cleaned with window cleaner, if necessary. You may be surprised at how smoothly the water cascades down the face of your fountain after a good cleaning.
You’re All Set!
Now that you’ve disassembled and cleaned the most important parts of your fountain, you can put the pieces back together, and fill your fountain with fresh water. Some people even add a bit of preventative fountain cleaner to make the next cleaning process even easier. Doing this a few times a year will help keep your fountain strong and beautiful for years!
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