Are you tired of a kitchen sink that’s less than sparkling? Are you constantly finding residue, dirt, or even bugs in your sink basin?

Believe it or not, thorough kitchen sink cleaning involves more than just a quick spray. Cleaning a sink to preserve it and keep it glowing all the time will take a few extra steps that will eventually become second nature.

Here’s what you may not know about how to clean a kitchen sink.

1. Sanitize

While you’ll want to wipe your sink down after each use, it’s important to give it a deep clean at least once a week.

Sanitizing has become an extremely important task since COVID-19 became a reality. It can remove virus particles on many surfaces and lower the chances of diseases spreading.

The first step you’ll want to take is removing all cups, plates, and garbage scraps from your sink so you can do a complete job. Rising your sink down with the faucet and emptying your drain cover can all help to make sure no dirt will get stuck in your drain as you clean.

Most kitchen sinks are made of stainless steel. They’re durable and resistant to heat. In addition, they won’t be subject to cracking or chipping.

Acidic products won’t work well in a stainless steel sink. Instead, use some baking soda to coat the bottom of your sink. 

Next, add some dish soap and hot water to your sponge. Use this to scrub any dirt and grime down the drain. Rinse everything away with your faucet.

If your kitchen sink is porcelain, it’s quiet, attractive, and long-lasting. However, it may also be more prone to rust and stains. 

To clean your porcelain sink, rinse it first and pat it down until it is just a bit damp. Next, you can sprinkle on some hydrogen peroxide and baking soda. Use a sponge or brush to push this down the drain.

To make sure your porcelain retains its shine, sprinkle some salt on a lemon half and scrub it on any rusty bits until the rust disappears. Finally, wipe the whole thing down with a warm, soapy soft cloth.

2. Disinfect Handles and Faucets

The faucet in the kitchen can become quite germ-infested. With so many people grabbing it while they wash their hands after working outside or scrubbing out a pot, it can easily become contaminated.

Start by using an old toothbrush with a little dish soap to clean out nooks and crannies. Next, use a soapy sponge to polish it off.

3. Clean Your Drain

There are a number of home “remedies” for cleaning out a kitchen drain. It can really smell and collect buildup if you don’t attend to it regularly.

One solution is to use one part baking soda with two parts white vinegar. Pour the baking soda down the drain first, and chase it with the vinegar.

Boil some water on your stove or electric kettle. After about fifteen minutes, the mixture will start bubbling. Pour the boiling water down the drain to wash it away and make your drain fresh and clear.

If your drain is showing signs of clogging, you may need to enlist the help of a professional-strength drain cleaner. Too many of these products, however, can damage metal pipes in the long run. If you’re experiencing frequent clogs, you may want to enlist the help of a professional plumber.

4. Clean Out Your Disposal

Finally, you’ll want to clean out your garbage disposal by filling it up with some ice cubes, lemon slices, and salt. The salt will serve to give your blades a good scrubbing while the ice can work on any buildup. Meanwhile, the lemon will get your disposal smelling fresh and clean.

Turn your disposal on with the cold water running. Wait until the ice is gone. You can then be proud of your beautiful, shiny kitchen sink!

Professional Cleaning

All of us wipe down our sinks from time to time. Completing this job correctly and thoroughly, however, takes some effort.

If you feel that you don’t have the time or expertise to commit to thoroughly cleaning your sinks, toilets, and appliances, consider hiring a professional cleaner on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. This will give you the confidence that everything will be getting completely cleaned and sanitized by those who know what they’re doing.

We all have nooks and crannies we tend to neglect during regular cleaning. These could include baseboards, dusty corners, or behind chairs and couches. With a professional cleaning service, you won’t have to worry about finding these places to make sure you aren’t exposing your family to harmful dust and allergens.

Hiring a residential cleaning service means you’ll have more time for other tasks. These could be spending time with your family or getting extra work done. 

While a professional cleaning service is a bit of an investment now, it could end up saving you a great deal of money in the long run. They can help keep expensive investments such as your carpeting, drapes, and furniture clean. This will lengthen their lifespan, as well as making your life more enjoyable.

How to Clean a Kitchen Sink

A clean house is a happy house, and a few little tips can help keep your residents safe and happy. Once you’ve learned how to clean a kitchen sink and appliances, you can cook, eat, and clean in a peaceful, tidy environment.

Don’t stop getting your home cleaner now. For more information on professional cleaning services, contact us today.