Could Your Kitchen Sink Be a Science Experiment?
Did you know that your kitchen sink can be one of the dirtiest things in your home? It even surpasses most bathrooms. From the sponges and soaps, to the frequently damp environment, to dirty dishes and food particles in the sink and disposal, the kitchen sink can be a breeding ground for bacteria.
Here are some tips for keeping your kitchen sink clean:
-Don’t let damp sponges sit in or around the sink. Get a holder for the sponge that will allos air to get around it and dry out quickly. The longer it is damp, the more bacteria that it develops. And don’t hesitate to throw the sponge in the washing machine, or simply throw it away and get yourself a new one.
-Don’t let dirty dishes pile up. It is best to rinse your dirty dishes and put them in the dishwasher as soon as you are done with them, and wash those dirty pots and pans every day.
-Run the garbage disposal! Don’t rinse something into the garbage disposal and let it sit. I’m sure you’ve had those times when you put grub down the drain and forgot to run it. The next morning you wake up to a foul smell and trace it back to the disposal. Ugh!
-Towel dry (paper towels are actually best) the sink when you are done cleaning it. The less moisture, the better.
-Don’t forget to clean the faucet and the drain stopper, too! When cleaning the sink and stopper, be sure to use a disinfectant that has bleach as an ingredient. Bleach is one of the best for stopping bacteria in its tracks.
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