Your bathroom sink is one of many places in your home burdened to handle daily activities, such as washing your hands, brushing your teeth and hair, and hand cleaning your clothes, and for some people, it’s a place where we wash our babies (dog or human). As a result, it’s crucial for us all to be aware of a proper cleaning method to keep our sinks looking fresh every day. According to NBC News, bathroom sinks can attract fecal matter — gross, right? — which then can splash up onto your hands as you try to clean them.
Luckily, we’ve found the best cleaning methods to keep your bathroom sink in tip-top shape. We’ll explain which materials to mix and what types of brushes and sponges will scrub away bacteria the best. Maintaining a schedule is an important factor, so we’ll also reveal how often you should scrub down your bathroom sink.
Clean every crevice
According to AlloraUSA, you’ll need the following ingredients and tools: water, a washcloth, a toothbrush, cleaning vinegar, dish soap, and a non-abrasive cleaner. Before cleaning, it’s advised to check the type of material your faucet is made of to ensure cleaning chemicals won’t cause damage. Once your inspection is complete, you can soak a washcloth, add a dab of dish soap, and rub it until a decent amount of bubbles start foaming. Next, you’ll use your bubbly cloth to wipe down your faucet entirely, then use water to rinse away the soap.
AlloraUSA recommends using a toothbrush to scrub around the base of the faucet because this is where bacteria typically builds up. If there are still grime marks left, it’s advised to mix equal parts of water and vinegar to scrub it away because the vinegar has enough acidity to make the grime dissolve away. Then use a non-abrasive cleaner for the rest of the sink instead of bleach or other cleaning chemicals.
Incorporate essential oils
Many homeowners are fans of essential oils, especially for the various scents you can get them in. Luckily, they can be used to give your bathroom sink a clean look and a fresh smell. According to Rocky Mountain Oils, there are different recipes to target certain problem areas of the sink. For example, a useful scrubbing recipe consists of 1 cup of baking soda, half a cup of borax, a quarter cup of salt, three drops of lavender oil, and two drops of bergamot oil.
It’s advised to mix all of the ingredients in a plastic container with a shaker top and leave it alone overnight. The next day you can use a small amount and either a wet sponge or scrub to clean all the surfaces.
According to Maid For You, since bathrooms are capable of accumulating so much bacteria, they suggest that homeowners should clean their sinks at least once a week.