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Cleaning Tips For Your Faucets And Sinks

March 27, 2012

If there is one place in the kitchen that requires thorough cleaning, it is the sink and faucet. More often, we clean our dishes and kitchen utensils in this area so it is important to keep both the sink and faucet clean also to prevent any bacteria build up. In addition, we need a safe place to wash our ingredients during food preparation.

Below are some useful tips on how you can effectively clean your sinks and faucets to ensure safety and cleanliness in your kitchen.

  • Clean your sink and faucet regularly with a clean sponge and soapy water. As much as possible, clean it daily to prevent deposit build up and to avoid hard cleaning in the future. Always use a clean sponge so bacteria and germs from the sponge will not transfer to your faucet.
  • In case of a leaky faucet, repair it at once so there will be no limescale build up. Always check for needed repairs in your sink and around the faucet.
  • If there is rust present in your stainless steel sink, use a mixture of cream of tartar and lemon juice to remove the rust. Leave it for several hours and wipe clean.
  • Vinegar can do you great wonders, so use it. Cleaning your sinks and faucets will be easy and quick with the use of vinegar. Use a cloth soaked in white vinegar around the built-up deposits. For heavy cleaning, use part vinegar, some hot water, and half a part of baking soda to scrub away the tough grime. If you have tough deposits at the base of your faucet, cover with soaked towels in vinegar and rinse after several hours.
  • Clean your faucet handle and spout with a small toothbrush to reach narrow areas.
  • A mixture of vinegar and salt will get rid of soap build-up in your sink and around your faucet.
  • Make sure to always let the sink dry if you have stainless steel sink. Wetness can easily cause spots in the steel which is unpleasant on the eyes.
  • When cleaning your sink and faucet, always rinse thoroughly so no soap residue will remain and cause more build-up. Wipe thoroughly with a clean towel.

Chris George
Oklahoma City Realtor

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