11Jul 2014
How And When To Clean A Utility Room Sink

How And When To Clean A Utility Room SinkMany homes these days have utility room sinks. They come in useful for a number of reasons. These range from cleaning clothes to scrubbing muddy boots to feeding cats. The uniting factor is that all activities that take place in a utility room are almost always activities that you would not wish to be done within your kitchen. Also due to this you will end up with fabric dyes, animal food, scum from soap, mud and possibly even mold in the worst case scenario. Taking any of the above situations, it will be clear that there is cleaning to do. The very first thing to be doing is to create a certain space. Place a plug in the plughole and thereby prevent any more debris from escaping down the drain. Once this is done pour a cup of a non-bleach liquid laundry detergent, a cup of white vinegar, and 1 gallon tap or bottled water into the sink itself. Once that is done you will need a sponge or scrubbing brush. Do bear in mind that whatever you use to clean the sink now will probably need to be replaced so don’t use brand new items and don’t be afraid to perhaps use one or two in your endeavours. You are going to be working with the solution here to help you, so do give it time to soak in and work thoroughly on those stains before you start to try and remove them. After that, take your most fierce scrubbing tool and start work! Make sure that the surfaces that need to be treated are saturated in the solution because the longer time that the stains are exposed to the harsh cleaning products the more quickly they will come off and the less damage will be caused by scrubbing at the surface of your sink. On that point, it’s important to leave the solution to soak into the sink for at least thirty minutes. The aim here is to clean the sink without damaging it and by leaving the stains to soak this allows the maximum time for the removal to be made as easy as possible. It can be frustrating when you are waiting to clean the sink and be done with it, but leaving the solution a little time to work will greatly reduce the overall cleaning impact time upon you. Once you’ve done that, remove the stopper from the sink and allow the sink to drain completely. The idea behind this is that the fluid that drains from the sink will necessarily bring much of the debris that has accrued with it. So therefore it’s important that free flow of liquid is allowed in order to leave the sink as clear and clean as it needs to be in order to allow proper cleaning. Once the liquid has drained and you are happy that you have scrubbed as much of the accumulated dirt off as you can, it is time to take the final steps. You need at that point to replace the plug in the sink and refill with lukewarm water. This will allow you to effectively rinse carefully off any residue that may have collected and ensure that all of the dirt is held together in one sink-full of water. Then once that is done, re-fill the sink, give it a final scrub around and make sure that all traces of use are eliminated before you declare it fit for purpose.


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