Although it may not seem like it, the sink is a real breeding ground for germs and bacteria. It is one of the dirtiest corners of the house. To give you an idea: they can accumulate more bacteria than the toilet. However, deep cleaning and removing bad odors from the sink is easier than you might think. We show you how you can disinfect it step by step, with these simple tricks, and make it shiny.
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STEP 1. UNCLOG THE SINK
Before concentrating on cleaning the sink, we must pay special attention to the pipes. And it is that sometimes the pipes are the true cause of the bad smells in the sinks. There are two reasons why a bad smell appears in the pipes. The first, the accumulation of food in the drain. If we allow the grease to adhere to the pipes, it will eventually break down and smell bad. The second, the smells that rise from the sewers.
Thus, if the sink is clogged, the first thing to do is to unclog the pipes and eliminate bad odors, for which you can resort to chemical cleaners or natural remedies.
STEP 2. DO A GENERAL CLEANING WITH LIQUID SOAP OR BAKING SODA
Scrub the sink well with the help of a brush and a mixture of liquid soap and water. Do this for a few minutes. Emphasize the most delicate areas of the sink such as the taps.
Another very effective alternative is to use baking soda mixed with water. If you are going to opt for this second option, make sure that the sink is made of stainless steel. We give you a guide according to the material:
- Stainless Steel: Clean your stainless steel sink with baking soda, water, and even vinegar.
- Porcelain, Copper, and Granite: Use warm water mixed with liquid soap to remove bacteria from the sink.
- Resin: to clean a resin sink, we will simply use a sponge with liquid soap and water. Then you just have to rinse and dry.
Tip: always avoid using very aggressive scouring pads or brushes so as not to scratch or wear down the sink area.
STEP 3. CLEAN THE TAPS AND CORNERS
The faucet is one of the areas of the sink that harbors the most dirt. Also behind the sink. To effectively clean your sink and kill germs, use water and white vinegar. You already know that this product is one of the most used (and effective) remedies in cleaning the house and it will also be your best ally in the sink.
Our recommendation? Do this step with the help of a brush. This will allow you to better reach the base of the faucet or the edges of the drain and clean the sink thoroughly.
STEP 4. DISINFECT
To polish your sink, fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and vinegar. White vinegar is a natural disinfectant that helps to effectively kill germs. For surfaces that are not suitable for vinegar, use a mixture of hot water and liquid soap.
STEP 5. CLEAN THE ACCESSORIES WELL
In the sink area we use a lot of cleaning tools: mats brushes to clean the dishes, scourers, or containers for liquid soap. Well, try to clean them effectively with soap and water so that the sink area is pristine.
STEP 6. KEEP ORDER
To keep the sink looking clean for longer, it is important to maintain good organization:
- Change sponges and brushes regularly.
- Ventilate the kitchen area to prevent bad odors from building up.
- Frequently renew utensils such as mats, cutlery holders…