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Cleaning your Sink and Disposal

November 02, 2020

The Kitchen Sink. Utilized daily, yet under appreciated. For the health and safety of your family, it is important to thoroughly clean your sink on a regular basis, especially if you have a disposal where food scraps, germs, and their related odors can gather.

Cleaning your Sink and Disposal

The Kitchen Sink. Utilized daily, yet under appreciated. For the health and safety of your family, it is important to thoroughly clean your sink on a regular basis, especially if you have a disposal where food scraps, germs, and their related odors can gather. 


Kitchen sinks can be found in every home. We rely on it daily for washing dishes and preparing food, meaning that odors, germs, and scraps of food are paraded around on the surface of your sink and can fester in places like your disposal. Most people spray down their kitchen sinks to give it a clean look daily, however, it is important to clean it thoroughly on a regular basis. 


Wiping down and rinsing your sink washes away the particles you can see, but it doesn’t get rid of the germs and bacteria. We recommend using a mild antibacterial dishwashing soap for most sink finishes. Dishwashing soap not only prevents bacteria build up, but gets rid of the residue of the salts and acids in food that can damage the finish of your sink. 


MAKE SURE NOT TO FORGET YOUR FAUCET AND HANDLES! 


If you have a disposal, the number one concern when cleaning it is safety

To clean the disposal, we suggest a baking soda and vinegar mixture. Sprinkle about ½ cup of baking soda down the disposal, and then add 1 cup of white vinegar and allow the mixture to fizz and make noise. When it’s done making noise, run hot water for about 5 minutes. Then put a few handfuls of ice in your disposal and sprinkle about ¼ cup of salt. Run cool water while running your disposal. The salt and ice help loosen grime and debris that may be stuck in your disposal, while also sharpening your disposal blades. To finish it up, add half a lemon and run cool water and your disposal until it is gone giving your kitchen a lemony clean scent.

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