Sinks, particularly kitchen sinks, are one the most germs ladden areas in the house. A University of Arizona study found that bacteria tend to be concentrated in the sink, its drain, and the sponge or dishcloth. We here at Dial-A-Maid Cleaning service in Evanston, Il follow the following tips for a more bacteria free sink.
1. Scrub that dirty sink. You’d think that with all the soap and water that flow through sinks that they’d be perpetually clean—but that’s not so. Soap deposits, food stains, rust, and water spots will all build up if you don’t stay on top of them. How often you should scrub a sink depends on how much use it gets: Scrub a bathroom sink after about 30 uses. A good recipe for a clean sink is a squirt of dishwashing liquid added to a bowl of warm water. Dip a sponge in the mixture, and scrub gently. If you want to give the sink a more thorough scrub, try an all-purpose cleaning spray or a nonabrasive cleaner.
2. Make your porcelain sparkle. Here’s a trick that will bring back the gleam to a white porcelain enamel sink. Line the sink with paper towels and soak them with bleach. Let the towels sit for 30 minutes, then discard them, and rinse the sink with running water. Don’t use bleach on colored porcelain, however, as it may cause the color to fade. Use a mild liquid detergent, vinegar, or baking soda instead.
3.Don't use abrasives on cultured marble, fiberglass, or plastic. It will scratch the surface and cause your sink to become porous and prone to stains and germ growth. Always read product labels for proper use and safety precautions.
Sanitize your sponge often, either in the dishwasher or by soaking it for five minutes in a solution of 3/4 sup bleach in 1 gallon of water.
Following the above steps, will help protect your family from different germs and viruses this winter. We here at Dial-A-Maid Cleaning Service In Evanston,Il. realize this and follow these tips extensively.