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How to mainatain your kitchen sink

Posted by Claire on August 24, 2021
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While we get over the lockdown, have you thought of what will happen to your kitchen sink during your busy schedule much as you have done the general cleaning.

Today we are looking at how to maintain the kitchen sink. With housing like the quality apartments at Buildnet, you may think that with the amount of soap and water that runs into your kitchen sink every day, the sink is relatively clean. But that is simply not the case. The rinsing and splashing with soap that happens with daily use do nothing to clean your kitchen sink. Between food particles, stagnant water, and whatever germs wash into the sink from your hands, the kitchen sink might be one of the germiest places in your home. So, please pay close attention to these tips.

Thorough rinsing of the top of the sink:

In homes like Raven apartments by Buildnet, the quality kitchen ware like the sink and kitchen cabins installed have the upper and lower parts of the kitchen. After finishing off all the dishes, give the kitchen a thorough rinse to eliminate all the food, liquid and debris left around, do that as you clear the drain as well.  You can pour hot water to clear the drain as the water runs through to the lower pipe and clears the sticky particles in the drainage pipes.

Sprinkle Baking Soda All Over the Sink & Scrub with a clean Sponge:

Baking soda can be obtained from any nearby shops in your neighborhood. Sprinkle it all over the sink and with a small amount of soap on your sponge, scrub the upper sink meticulously in all parts and stained areas. Most sinks are stainless steel so the stains should clear easily even with a cloth.

Baking soda is abrasive but not enough to scratch stainless steel or other types of sinks. Scrub your sink from the top down so that you are working your way towards the drain. The best way to clean your kitchen sink is to use a circular motion and scrub out the entire sink. Give your freshly scrubbed sink a good rinse to make sure everything you’ve cleaned off gets washed away and down the drain.

Sanitize your Sink:

We all have white vinegar in our homes at some point so this step requires some.  Soak some paper towels in the vinegar and use them to line your sink. Cover the entire sink and allow the towels and vinegar to sit for about 20 minutes. Vinegar is a natural sanitizer. And can also help remove hard water stains.

Remember the Handle and Faucet:

With a clean sink basin, do not forget to scrub, rinse and sanitize the handle as well as the faucet since they are often handled kitchen parts. Following the same process to sanitize.  Deodorize the Drain:

Finally, the lower part of the sink, A stinky garbage disposal or drain won’t go well with your freshly cleaned kitchen sink. For a disposal, sprinkle about ½ a cup of baking soda down your disposal and follow it with a cup of vinegar. The mixture will fizz for a few minutes. For a drain, just use a little less. Follow the baking soda and vinegar with hot water for rinsing. This should sanitize and deodorize your drain or disposal.

Now all that’s left is to step back and admire your freshly cleaned sink.

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