3 Reasons Why You Should Keep Your Etched Signs Clean

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Etched signs are great to look at, and for many different reasons. For one, these can be crafted to be as artistic as you want these to look, as long as these follow rules that govern such signs. Signs that are not covered by certain guidelines or regulations can be totally unique looking and intricate, and etching is a marking method that allows such creativity to be used on such signs.

Etching creates detailed designs on metal plates, and the grooves that are created can be pretty deep, depending on how long the metal is soaked in the mordant. While the deeper etched lines can make your signs look more defined and eye-catching, there is a drawback to this. Deeper lines can mean a sign that is more difficult to clean.

Some people would think that dirt on their etched signs should be of no concern, but in reality, the dirt on your signs should be removed regularly, and here are 3 big reasons why:

  1. It can damage your signs – even when your signs are made out of metal, the dirt that sticks to it or goes into the cracks and crevices of these signs, can actually damage it after a while. Damage can be brought about by the moisture that sticks to the dirt on these signs. Even when the metal you use is rust proof and tarnish proof, prolonged exposure to dirt that has moisture in it can still wreak havoc on its integrity. Also, when rain and other types of moisture (human sweat, moisture in the air, etc.) mix with the dust and dirt in these signs, an acidic compound can become the result, which can eat into the metal.
  2. It makes your company look bad – let’s face it. Your signs are considered part of your company, and if these are dirty, these reflect badly on your business. Cleaning these signs regularly will help show people that you care about how they perceive your business, which in turn tells them that you have good attention to detail and this is also how you treat your clients.
  3. It will cost you more in the long run – not keeping your signs clean will make them deteriorate over time, and this will mean that you will need to replace them sooner rather than later. This can also mean that you will need to replace them more often, since not keeping your signs clean may already be the norm for you. If you keep your signs clean and do so regularly, you won’t need to replace them that frequently, which will then save you a lot of money.

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