A kitchen sink needs a regular deep clean for hygienic reasons as it gets used every day. Here are some tips for a cleaner sink with eco-friendly cleaning tips, when cleaning your kitchen sink to make it limescale free and sparkle:
Tips for a cleaner sink
1) Lemon juice is a natural corrosive that can be used to remove limescale deposits from chrome kitchen and bathrooms taps. For best results rub half a lemon over the surface and leave for a few minutes and then rinse thoroughly. For persistent limescale repeat as necessary.
2) Distilled white vinegar is also excellent for removing limescale from chrome and stainless steel. Soak paper towels in the white vinegar and wrap around the taps. Leave for a few hours (ideally overnight), then rinse thoroughly. This is also a great way to remove watermarks from stainless steel sinks and drainers. Wipe dry with a good quality micro-fibre cloth or a tea towel.
3) To remove rust marks from stainless steel sinks, run with a little lighter fluid. For example, WD-40 works well too to remove any harsher marks. Just spray this with a cloth and then rinse thoroughly. For safety, some lighter fluids can be highly flammable and may be toxic to the environment.
4) Ceramic sinks get discoloured easily. To overcome this and restore whiteness, fill the sink with cold water, add a cupful of bleach and leave to soak. Mr Clean Magic Eraser is a good cleaning product to use if you find it difficult to remove any scratches or stains and also leaves your sink smelling fresh.
5) Don’t forget plug holes and overflows. This is where trapped food and oil can get left behind, which can make your sink looking dirty or leaving a bad smell. Use a good scrubber to scrub inside the plug hole. To really get a sparkle in some instances you can remove the plug hole and treat separately. Make sure you don’t drop or lose any screws.
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