by April Reinhardt
(last updated May 30, 2016)
Take a moment and think of all of the products that wash down your bathroom sink drain. That list might include soap residue, shaving cream, hair, toothpaste, face cleanser, hair dye, makeup, lotion, medicated cream, baby's bathwater, exfoliated skin, drain cleaner, cleaning chemicals, food particles, and even blood. With all of those things in and around your bathroom sink, harmful grime and bacteria may flourish there without your realization.
Cleaning your bathroom sink not only makes it aesthetically pleasing, it helps to rid your home of harmful bacterium. To clean your bathroom sink, you will need a small cleaning sponge with a scrub pad on one side, spray glass cleaner such as Windex, paper towels, a paper disposable drinking cup, and a scouring cleaning agent such as liquid Soft Scrub. Follow these simple steps to clean your bathroom sink:
Don't forget to clean the bathroom countertop after you clean your sink. For stubborn stains such as those caused by hard water deposits, buy a specially formulated cleaning product that contains phosphoric or hydrochloric acid. Always wear rubber gloves when you clean with harsh chemicals.
Maintain your clean sink by wiping it down once a week with a mild cleanser, and then once a month thoroughly clean your bathroom sink as outlined above. It is a good idea to keep your cleaning supplies in a location convenient to your bathroom, such as in a cupboard under the sink, or in the bottom of a towel closet.
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