This Is How to Clean a Kitchen Sink Effectively

This Is How to Clean a Kitchen Sink Effectively

A dog drinking out of the toilet bowl is pretty gross, right? Maybe not.

In a shocking bit of news, your kitchen sink is probably germier than the toilet seat. It turns out, dogs have a good reason to choose the toilet bowl over the sink basin. (Yikes!)

Most people are more inclined to deep clean the toilet than the kitchen sink, and why wouldn’t they be? Unfortunately, the kitchen sink is also a top contender for the dirtiest spot in your home, thanks to the wet, moist atmosphere it provides for germs. A clean kitchen sink isn’t just beneficial for aesthetic reasons, but for your health as well.

The bottom line? Learning how to clean a kitchen sink is essential. Here are some of the most effective cleaning tips:

Sanitize Frequently

Think about all of the food that makes its way into your kitchen sink — including the raw stuff. The leftover food provides the perfect atmosphere for bacteria like E. Coli to grow and thrive, so it’s necessary to disinfect as much as possible.

For stainless steel sinks, it’s best to use baking powder for sanitizing. Clean the dishes, remove any excess food, and sprinkle the baking powder all over the sink basin. Grab your rubber gloves and start scrubbing! Add a little (very) hot water at a time and scrub from the outside in until there’s no sign of food particles.

Have a white porcelain sink? Use bleach instead. If you’d rather use something less abrasive, you can try white vinegar. Keep in mind, harsh scrubbing isn’t kind to porcelain. Instead, put a layer of paper towels in the sink, soak them with the cleaner of your choice, and let them sit for about thirty minutes to an hour. After removing the towels, rinse the sink with hot water.

Clean Out the Garbage Disposal

What is that smell? It’s probably your garbage disposal. To get it clean, the first step is to turn the power off. (Either by unplugging it under your sink or switching it off on the breaker panel.)

Scrub the baffle (the rubber splash guard) with a sponge, soap, and hot water to remove any gunk. The key is to get under every flap to ensure optimal cleanliness. Rinse the sponge frequently and use it to clean the grinding chamber as well.

Wipe Down the Faucet and Handles

Don’t forget the other parts of the sink! You can use a cloth and warm, soapy water to wipe down the faucet, neck, and handles. For the areas that accumulate extra grime, try scrubbing with a toothbrush dipped in water and baking soda. You can also use vinegar to remove stains.

Have you ever noticed black specks (or buildup) when you clean the faucet spout? It’s most likely oxidized manganese, a mineral found in trace amounts in drinking water. Although physically unappealing, it’s harmless and can be cleaned with a mild bleach solution.

Think You Know How to Clean a Kitchen Sink?

Knowing how to clean a kitchen sink is beneficial, but are you sure you’re reaching every place germs are hiding? That’s where we come in. If you’re in the North Georgia area, our professional maid services are ready to help get your dirty sink spotless!

Of course, sink cleaning is not the only service we provide. From dusting to deep cleaning, we’re happy to clean your home from top to bottom. Whether you need weekly, bi-weekly, monthly cleanings (or even just one thorough cleaning), we are here to work with your schedule.

Contact us today for a free house cleaning quote!

TMC Cleaning Services provides exceptional house cleaning and maid services for the following North Georgia areas: Conyers, Covington, Grayson, Jersey, Lawrenceville, Loganville, Monroe, Oxford, Porterdale, Social Circle, Walnut Grove and nearby areas.

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