You think that you’re flushing out the germs and bacteria by just simply letting water flow down the drain, don’t you? Wrong. You don’t just wash it but you have to sanitise your kitchen sink and disposal. Although you can always call a blocked drain Sydney professional in case of emergencies, prevention is always better than treatment.
You may not feel it but each and every day your sink struggles with coffee grinds, bits of food, saucy stains, greasy mess and lots more others. That’s why there’s a need to clean your sink and disposal deep and you can do this without the use of harsh cleansers.
The answer to a gleaming sink may just be lurking in your cupboard. So, if you might have hidden a box of baking soda, a bottle of white vinegar and a lemon or an orange fruit in there, take them all out and begin the cleaning regimen. By the way, save the citrus peels – they’re good at getting rid of the foul smell in your garbage disposal.
How to Sanitise Your Kitchen Sink
- Sprinkle baking soda on the surface of the sink and scrub to make a paste.
- Wash the surface thoroughly.
- Soak paper towels in white vinegar.
- Cover the sink’s surface with vinegar-soaked towels for around 20 minutes.
- Remove towels and wash the sink with warm water and soap.
- To get rid of any debris, use a soft sponge with soap.
How To Disinfect Your Garbage Disposal
- Boil water in a kettle.
- While waiting, pour a half cup of baking soda into the disposal then pour a cup of white vinegar.
- Allow the mixture to fizz for a few minutes.
- Pour the boiled water into the drain.
- Pour two cups of ice or ice cubes and then one cup of rock salt one after the other into the disposal.
- Let cold water from the faucet flow into the disposal. Turn the garbage disposal on until no more ice is left. The combination of ice and salt will help clean off the grime and debris from the grinding components.
- Freshen your disposal by tossing in slices of lemon or orange one at a time with both the tap and the disposal running. The fruit will take away the odour.
To clean the faucets and handles, use a toothbrush to remove dirt in areas that are hard to reach. Wipe the handles with water and soap solution. If there is still stubborn dirt, wipe it out using a soft clean cloth soaked in white vinegar. Rinse one more time and then wipe dry the surface with a soft rag. For daily cleaning, remember not to use abrasive sponges and toxic chemicals.