4 Kitchen Sink Cleaning Tips to Remove Any Stubborn Stain or Smell

Kitchen Sink Cleaning TipsWhile many people think that their toilet is the germiest thing in their home, you might be surprised to learn that your kitchen sink is far filthier.

In fact, a recent study confirmed that nearly half of all kitchen sinks are riddled with bacteria containing E. Coli, Salmonella, and even remnants of fecal matter.

This definitely isn’t a place where you want to be doing your dishes or preparing your meals.

Looking for some tips on how to clean a sink that stinks and is covered in stains and germs? You’ve come to the right place.

Read on to learn the top tips for kitchen sink cleaning.

1. Use White Vinegar

If white vinegar isn’t already on your list of must-have cleaning supplies, it certainly should be.

White vinegar can easily tackle lime spots and stains on your kitchen sink’s handles and bowl. All you need to do is mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle, shake, and spray it on the problem areas.

Let it sit for a minute, then wipe it off. As a bonus, vinegar is a great tool for those wondering how to clean stainless steel sinks, as is also serves as a disinfectant.

2. Banish Nasty Garbage Disposal Scents

Cleaning out your foul-smelling garbage disposal is an essential part of kitchen sink cleaning.

It’s easy to get things smelling fresh again by first pouring a mixture one 2 parts white vinegar and 1 part baking soda down the drain, running the water, then turning the disposal on.

After that, cut up a few lemon wedges and, again with the water running, grind them up in the disposal.

3. Go the Standard Route

Believe it or not, the standard dishwasher soap, sponge, and water method is the easiest and one of the most effective ways to learn how to clean a sink.

Dishwashing soap won’t harm the enamel or lead to discoloration like bleach sometimes can, and a daily scrub prevents deposits from building up.

For best results, use lukewarm water when preparing the sponge. Check out this list to learn about the best sponges to get the job done.

4. Use Lemon Juice for Tough Stains

Make your own stain removal past with 1/2 cup of borax and the juice from half of a lemon.

Then, use a sponge to dab the mixture on the stain. Let it sit for a minute, and scrub off.

We especially love this method as it’s effective for a variety of sink materials.

Remember that the kitchen sink is just one of the places you can use lemon juice in your home. It also works with laundry detergents, in your bathtub, and in many other ways.

Don’t Want to Tackle Kitchen Sink Cleaning on Your Own?

Have you tried some of these DIY kitchen sink cleaning tips, and found that the smells and stains still linger?

Feel like you don’t have the time to (nor frankly, the interest) to clean your sink until it sparkles?

Does the mess extend well beyond your kitchen sink?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then let our incredible team at  Stefani’s Cleaning Services take care of everything for you.

Click here to request your cleaning quote today, and look forward to a clean, fresh home soon.