Real Estate Fact: Reach for the Brass Ring… and Door Knob

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Recently we came across an article online on Inman News, about “Eleven Amazing Real Estate Facts” that really caught our attention, so we took a look at each one, and decided to share them with you one at a time! Some are simply tidbits about foreign real estate customs, some are facts about the rich and famous, and some are just interesting twists on stuff we probably already knew, but didn’t think about. Enjoy these eleven expanded real estate facts, and click on Inman News to see the original list!

Real Estate Fact: One of the reason brass doorknobs are so popular is that they are antimicrobial. They can disinfect themselves!

Expanded Fact: Tested.com talks about how brass, used in doorknobs and other items, has an antimicrobial property that allows it to completely disinfect itself in about 8 hours, and starts to disinfect within 15 minutes. This is only true for non-lacquered, clean or “bright” brass. Once lacquered or oxidized, the metal stops being able to disinfect itself, and needs to be either polished clean of oxidation, or cleaned regularly with a disinfectant to be truly clean.

Fun Fact: Stainless steel or brushed aluminum doorknobs do NOT disinfect themselves…tested.com describes them as “hotbeds of bacteria”! Ew.

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