6 Handy Tips for Clean Sinks

12-06-2017 | Home cleaning, Sinks

Author :- Harshita

Home cleaning

1. Scrub the dirty sink to clean the accumulated soap deposits, stains, rust, and water spots. At the least you should scrub a bathroom sink after every 30 uses. Use a sponge and soapy solution to scrub the sink gently. For a more thorough scrub, try an all-purpose cleaning spray.

2. Bring back the white gleam to your enamel sinks with this simple trick. Line the sink with paper towels, and then soak them with bleach. Leave the towels for 30 minutes, then remove and rinse the sink with water. Alert: Never use bleach on colored porcelain as it may cause the colour to fade. Use a mild liquid detergent, vinegar, or baking soda as an alternative. Pour salt on half a lemon and rub it on rust stains on porcelain enamel sinks. 

3. Use baking soda to clean solid surfaces like Corian. These sinks are made of nonporous, acrylic-based solid surfacing and are relatively stain resistant making them easy to clean. However, they require up keep. For regular cleaning, simply use soapy water. To rub out stains, make a mixture of baking soda and water with a consistency similar to toothpaste and scrub with a nonabrasive scrub pad. Then rinse thoroughly. 

4. Lemon juice to get rid of stains from just about any sink. Erase those stubborn spots using a paste of equal parts powdered borax and the lemon juice. Dab a sponge in the mixture, rub, and rinse with running water.

5. Apply vinegar on the lime hard water stains to remove the white spots that you have a hard time cleaning off your faucets.  All your troubles will be solved with the magic of vinegar. Soak a paper towel in vinegar. Wrap this towel around the area with the stains. Wait for 10 minutes, and then rub to a shine with a dry paper towel. Alert: Do not use vinegar on brass or coloured fixtures as it causes them to discolour.

6. For clog free drains, mix a cup of baking soda with a cup of salt and 1/4 cup cream of tartar. Keep this mixture in an airtight, childproof container. Every few weeks, pour about 1/2 cup of this mixture down the drain, and follow with a quart of boiling water. Tips: Keep hair, soap, grease, food, and other debris out of your sink drains. 

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