How to properly clean a sink in your kitchen and bathroom.
If you’re like most people, you hate not having a tidy house. With the hectic days that so many of us are living right now, not only is it hard to get motivated, but it’s also hard to know exactly where to start. The best way to tackle any cleaning project at your home is to take it one step at a time. This is a great method for your peace of mind and it allows you to truly concentrate on the task at hand.
Today, we’re going to focus our discussion on one of the most dreaded items in your home – the sink! By the time we’re done, you’ll understand the importance of learning how to clean a sink and some simple tips to make it a whole lot easier.
Problems with Having a Dirty Sink
Cleaning your sink may be a chore, but it’s definitely something you want to do on a regular basis. Here are a few problems you’ll encounter when your sink is dirty:
Your sink is exposed to a lot of touching, fallen hair follicles, and various other elements that can transmit bacteria to the surface. This bacteria collects very quickly, especially inside the drain. Exposure to this bacteria can make you sick, especially if your immune system is compromised.
Mold and Mildew
Any surface that contains water is subject to the growth of mold and mildew, and it often doesn’t take very long. In some cases, mold can become toxic and also be a source of illness. This is why it’s important to dry the sink on a regular basis.
A dirty sink simply doesn’t look good. If it isn’t routinely cleaned, dirt and grime will build up and become hard to look at. Even if you don’t have a lot of guests over who would make you feel embarrassed just by using your bathroom, you should always make sure that the sink has a smooth, clean appearance.
How to Clean Your Sink Properly and Safely
Even if the above info was obvious, it’s important that you always keep it in mind. To help you fix the problem, here are some quick tips on how to clean a sink properly and safely:
Clean Out the Drain
There probably isn’t a person out there reading this who hasn’t been amazed at the amount of “gunk” that’s been pulled out of their drain. You can either use a drain cleaner, a “snake,” or a combination of both. Just be aware that what you find might look like a horror movie.
Use the Right Cleaners
You should always have a variety of cleaners on hand. Most of the time, an all-purpose cleaner with bleach will do the job quite nicely. If you have some tough spots, however, your best bet is to use the all-purpose cleaner and then finish it up with an eraser-type sponge.
Once you’ve cleaned up the sink, it’s time to sanitize it. Do this by plugging up the drain, filling the sink with warm water, and then mixing in a tablespoon of bleach. From there, dip a sponge into the water and use that to wipe down the faucet and handles. Finally, wait at least five minutes, drain the water, and rinse the sink.
Benefits of Professional Sink Cleaning
Cleaning a sink thoroughly is a time-consuming task and we’re betting that your energy could be used elsewhere. Here are just a few reasons why you should have it cleaned by a professional:
Years of Experience
Even if you’re quite adept at cleaning, there’s nothing quite like the experience of a professional crew. These are people who clean homes every single day. This means they’re good at their job and can probably get it done a lot more quickly than you can.
The Right Cleaners
Although cleaning the sink doesn’t take a large number of cleaners, you’ll always get to a point where you run out. A professional crew always has more than enough supplies available. They’ll come with everything they need to clean the sink regardless of how dirty it is, along with whatever’s needed to clear out the drain.
We’re betting that there have been times when you’ve had to clean a sink a few times to get it spotless. With a professional crew, not only will you not be doing the work, but the results will be guaranteed. This means that if you’re not satisfied with the condition of the sink, the cleaners will go over it again until you are.
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