Considering the number of times that you use your kitchen sink on a day, it should be relatively clean right? Wrong! The fact that water runs down to the drain throughout the day is just not enough to clean out germs and bacterias. Kitchen sinks once in a while need to be sanitized.
Check out our cleaning tips to get your kitchen sink clean and safe, and better – without the use of harmful chemicals or cleaners.
- Remove all the leftover food from kitchen sinks before you begin scrubbing them.
- Wash down the whole surface area of your sink. For that use a gentle soap, soft cloth or sponge and warm water to clean the faucets, drain and outer rim. Repeat this procedure every time you use the sink, especially after preparing meals.
- Two to three times a week run hot tap water into the drain to eliminate bad smells and soften any sticky food that may be hidden in the drain. Also, wet down the whole sink through this process.
- Mix 1 tsp of baking soda and ¼ cup of lemon juice and put this mixture over the surface of your kitchen sink and down the drain. Let it stand for at least 10 minutes. Rinse the sink with hot water to wash out the residue. Do this at least once a week.
- To sanitize the drain, use a mixture consisted of ½ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of lemon juice. Pour that solution directly into the sink drain and add ½ cup of white vinegar.
- Rinse you kitchen sink completely with hot water after your cleaning routines.
- For stainless steel kitchen sinks, use a steel wool soap pad combined with the baking soda and lemon mixture to restore the shine of the sink.
- For spots or stains, use soap, water and an old toothbrush and in small circles, gently rub the area.Warning: Avoid trowing fatty cooking liquids into kitchen sinks. That because once hot they are liquid, but once they cool down they transform into solid mass causing the drain to become clog and damaging the pipes. Furthermore, don’t leave lemon juice to sit on the sink surface for more than 10 minutes. Lemon juice has a natural acid component that can erode the enamel if left on for too long.