5 Cleaning Hacks for Sinks

01-11-2017 | Scrub Sponge, Scrub Pad

Author :- Harshita

 Kitchen Cleaning

Tired of yellow stains on that coveted white sink? Got the dripping tap fixed but can’t fix the stubborn stains from the long ago drip? Do your faucets suffer from a bad case of hard water stains and rust? Check out these 5 tried and tested cleaning hacks that’ll work magic and help you restore your sink to all its coveted shiny glory.

1. Sponge & Scrub: Use a scrub sponge and some soapy solution or an all-purpose cleaning spray to scrub the sink. Remove the remnants of accumulated soap, stains, rust, and hard water spots. Tip: Do not use steel scrubbers as they leave unflattering scratch marks on the sink.

2. Bleach & Baking soda: To restore white glossy enamel sinks to their glory, line the sink with paper towels, and soak with bleach for 30 minutes. Remove and rinse sink with water. Tip: Do not use bleach for coloured porcelain as the colour may fade. Alternative: Use a mild liquid detergent, vinegar, or baking soda. For other solid surfaces like Corian sinks, scrub with a mixture of baking soda with scrub sponge and water, and then rinse thoroughly with water.

3. Power of Lemon: Lemon juice will erase just about stubborn stains and spots from any surface. Make a paste of equal parts powdered borax and lemon juice. Use a scrub sponge to rub the mixture on the stains, and then rinse with water. We can also put a little salt on half a lemon and use it to rub out rust stains from ceramic and porcelain sinks.

4. Magical Vinegar: Keep calm and get vinegar. That’s the cleaning mantra to fix your faucets with hard water stains. Simply pour a little vinegar on lime and rub away the white spots. To clean stained sinks, place a paper towel soaked in vinegar on the stained area for 10 minutes, then rub with a dry paper towel for a shiny sink. Tip: Do not apply vinegar on brass or coloured faucets as they discolour easily.

5. Unclog the drain: Pour a pot of boiling hot water down the drain. Then sprinkle the sink with a cup of baking soda. Let it sit for a few minutes. Then pour a cup of vinegar down the drain. The reaction will remove any clogs and clumps. Follow with another pot of boiling hot water to flush it all down the drain. Tips: Do not throw hair, soap, grease, food, coffee & tea dregs (chaipatti) and other debris down the drains.

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