What Are Some Tips For Cleaning The Bathroom Sink?

What are some tips for cleaning the bathroom sink? Products like Soft Scrub are good for cleaning the bathroom sink and faucet knobs. For the sake of good hygiene and to prevent the growth and spread of...

For the sake of good hygiene and to prevent the growth and spread of bacteria, the bathroom sink should be cleaned, at the very least, once a week. If there is any contagious illness within the home, it should probably be cleaned even more frequently in order to keep the other household members healthy.

Cleaning the bathroom sink needn't be difficult, but it should be done methodically to keep the task simple and to get your sink as clean as possible.

Before you begin cleaning the bathroom sink, be sure to remove all of the items that may be sitting around it, for example, soap dishes, toothbrushes and holders, tissue boxes, makeup, shavers, etc. After this, you can apply your choice of cleanser. Melissa Briones, owner of Melissa's House Cleaning in Lawton, Oklahoma, recommends Soft Scrub cleanser for those surfaces that can tolerate a mild abrasive. (Other sinks and vanities should be cleaned with non-abrasive liquid or foam cleaners as recommended by your sink's manufacturer.)

Simply apply the cleanser to the sink and the surrounding countertop. Scrub gently with a damp sponge, and then rinse by wiping the surfaces with a clean, wet sponge. If you are using a particularly strong cleanser, you may want to consider wearing gloves. Be sure to read the warning label on the cleanser's container and follow its recommendation.

Be sure to clean all surfaces of the sink, not just the countertop and the basin. This includes the faucet and knobs. "As for the faucet knobs," Briones says, "I would clean them with Soft Scrub or something that will give it a nice shine." And don't forget to clean the backsplash either.

It is also important to clean the items that you keep around your sink. Rinse the built-up soap scum from your soap dish. Briones says, "Some containers, like those that hold toothbrushes, usually have a stopper on the bottom part to keep water from dripping out of the container. Take out the stopper, clean the container with soap, and kind of scrub any gunk out of the bottom. Then let the container dry and put the stopper back in." It's important to only place clean items back on your clean counter. Germs or bacteria that are on your containers will attach themselves to your clean counter in very little time requiring more frequent cleanings. A good thorough cleaning in the first place will prevent you from having to go back to clean again within the next day or two.

Another way to keep your bathroom sink and countertop looking fresh in between cleanings is to keep it dry. Wipe all surfaces with a cloth or paper towel right after cleaning. Then, wipe the surfaces dry each time you use the sink. Any pools of water or moisture that are left behind become a breeding ground for germs, bacteria and mold.

A clean bathroom sink is a healthy sink. It is well worth the effort to keep it clean. Not only will it look nice, but it will prevent the spread of germs between your household members and guests.

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