#6 Fun Real Estate Facts | Disinfecting Doorknobs

Posted by Bend Premier Real Estate on Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 10:40am.

home doorknobsDid you know that brass doorknobs actually disinfect themselves?  It's called the "Oligodynamic Effect," and according to Wikipedia, "Brass doorknobs disinfect themselves in about 8 hours, while stainless steel and aluminum knobs never do."  Other metals including brass, copper, silver, and iron also have antimicrobial qualities and would be good choices, but brass is the most antimicrobial of them all.  This is one very big reason that you see not only homeowners, but also hospitals installing or switching to brass doorknobs, plumbing fixtures, and even light switches.

2 Responses to "#6 Fun Real Estate Facts | Disinfecting Doorknobs"

Cindy Tesler wrote: I had no idea that brass doorknobs actually disinfect themselves! More specifically you said that this is called the "oligodynamic effect" and can disinfect themselves within 8 hours. I think it's a good idea to choose a real estate agent that has contacts with other contractors so that you can find other trustworthy people to help you with other projects.

Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017 at 9:10am.

Taylor Hicken wrote: Wow, that's interesting that brass doorknobs are able to disinfect themselves. It seems pretty smart that homeowners and hospitals are switching to brass doorknobs. My husband and I are always looking at the details of homes, especially down to the doorknobs. I know sounds pretty crazy, but when we know what we want, then we'll search for the right one.

Posted on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at 1:35pm.

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