Presentation on theme: "ARAVIND EYE CARE SYSTEM Aravind Eye Hospital & Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology ARAVIND EYE CARE SYSTEM Aravind Eye Hospital & Postgraduate Institute."— Presentation transcript:
ARAVIND EYE CARE SYSTEM Aravind Eye Hospital & Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology ARAVIND EYE CARE SYSTEM Aravind Eye Hospital & Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology DEPARTMENT OF HOUSE KEEPING Cleaning of brass items
Equipment and supplies: Cloth Brasso- brass polish Cup Toothbrush Cleaning liquid Scrubber Polythene paper CLEANING AND POLISHING BRASS
Where are brass articles used? Brass articles are used to decorate the rooms It becomes dull and tarnished due to chemical changes Hence they need to be polished once a week It should be cleaned with utmost care using brasso When cleaned, the article should shine like new
The kuthuvizhakku (brass lamp) and its stand are used as decorative pieces in the reception and as puja lamps in the meditation room in some hospitals Large and small brass articles are used as decorative pieces in the reception area of hospitals Flowerpots are placed inside large brass vessels Cont…. Brass articles in the hospital
Brass flower vases, plates, “kumkum” container, and small idols also adorn the meditation room Brass flower vases are in rooms such as the dining hall Some nameplates are also made of brass
1.The kuthuvizhakku Remove the oil in the kuthuvizhakku Dismantle the lamp and place its parts in a line Scrub all parts of the lamp using the cleaning liquid Use the tooth brush to scrub the corners and any engraved figures on the lamp Fold the cloth into 4 to 8 folds, wipe all parts of the lamp to remove the dirt Cont… Method of polishing brass articles
Wipe the lamp dry using a clean cloth Take the required quantity of Brasso in a cup Dipping a clean cloth into the Brasso liquid, wipe the lamp starting at the bottom and working your way to the top Let the liquid soak into the lamp for 5-10 minutes Cont….
Wipe the lamp by rubbing it vigorously. Repeat the wiping process three times, each time using a clean cloth Assemble the polished and shining lamp Holding the lamp at the top, very carefully remove any finger marks on the polished surface with a dry cloth Holding it with a clean duster or paper so as to avoid finger marks, lift and put it back in its place
2. Immovable and heavy brass articles Brass items that are heavy and cannot be moved should be polished in its place as the procedure followed for Kuthuvizhakku 3. Brass plates / Name plates / Idols The brasso and dirt runs into the crevices and grooves of brass articles, follow the same procedure as above and remove the dirt and excess brasso with a tooth brush
4. Brass flower vase After the brasso is applied to a vase, wipe vertically from top to bottom When wiping it the second time, wipe horizontally, starting at the bottom The third wipe is for removing any remaining fingerprints
5. Brass vessel A few more steps are required to clean a brass vessel Wash the inside and outside of the vessel with the cleaning liquid Wipe the vessel dry (on the outside) with a clean cloth Apply brasso on the outside and let is soak in for 5-10 minutes Polish it uniformly Remove any finger marks in the final polish Cont…
If a potted plant has to be placed inside the vessel, spread a polythene paper inside. Then place some bricks on the polythene paper, and place the pot carefully on the bricks If water is used in a vessel, scrub the inside everyday with the cleaning liquid and a nylon brush Wipe the outside with a dry cloth to prevent moss formation Avoid spilling water on the polished surface
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