It would seem that all that running water would make them clean, but sinks are a notorious breeding ground for bacteria. It’s likely the dirtiest spot in your entire house, and here are some tips for cleaning it.
Dirty dishes, food bits that have been thrown away from cutting boards, and grimy mildew. These are all things that can make your sink one of the most polluted areas in your home. To keep your home clean, you don’t need to bleach your sink every day. You can prevent germs from spreading by using everyday dish soap, natural cleaners such as baking soda, and a good scrub brush.
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Step 1: Rinse and scrub.
Use a soap-dispensing toothbrush to scrub your sink. The best way to clean sinks is with mild dish soap and water, especially those with delicate surfaces such as copper or enamelled-cast iron. Baking soda or water pastes can be used on sinks made of stainless steel. However, you should avoid using acidic cleaners such as vinegar on concrete, porcelain, and enamelled cast iron.
- Stainless Steel: Apply a baking soda-water paste followed by a vinegar rinse.
- Use warm water and mild dish soap to clean porcelain, copper, and granite. No scouring pads!
- Cast iron enamelled: This is the most non-abrasive method. Avoid stains and scuff marks.
Step 2: Clean all nooks, crevices, and crevices.
It would help if you also cleaned any hard-to-reach places that may harbour germy grime. To soak faucets, spray nozzles and sink strainers, you can use water or white vinegar. Use a deep cleaning brush to remove any dirt from the faucet base.
Step 3: Disinfect it
Fill a spray bottle with 1:3 vinegar and water to make stainless steel sinks sparkle. Acetic acid is a natural disinfectant that kills common germs, and white vinegar contains sour. Use hot water mixed with antibacterial soap to clean surfaces that are not vinegar-safe.
Step 4: Make sure to clean your tools as well.
Your kitchen sink is the dirtiest thing you can find. Your dish sponge! It should be thrown away if it begins to smell. You can also scrub your sponge holder, dish brush and sink mat with a damp cloth (or run them through the dishwasher).
Step 5: Keep it tidy.
Keep your kitchen clean by regularly replenishing sponges and dish brushes. For sanitary drying, choose a ventilated design and wash it every time you change your sponge.
Good Tip to Clean Your Garbage Disposal
Clean garbage disposal by removing the drain from the sink and then filling the sink with hot soapy water. Run the disposal until it stops. Next, add 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of ice to the sink. Turn the disposal on, and then add 1/2 cup baking soda. Allow the mixture to sit for at least an hour before adding 1/2 cup vinegar. Turn on the cold water faucet and run the disposal one more time. Finish the job by removing a lemon wedge chopped while it is still on.
You can clean the sink with soap and water daily. Repeat this process if you need to disinfect.