A stainless steel sink is one of the most paramount pieces to keep spotless and shiny in a customer’s home. Although, how to clean a stainless sink is considered a rudimentary skill, it takes active effort and skills to ensure someone’s home sink is clean and free from harmful microbials. Stainless steel surfaces are timeless and unique, and like fine silver, its elegant finish becomes better with use and age.
Evidently, sinks should always be properly cleaned and rinsed after every activity, not only to remove all the dirt, but also help improve the elegant look of the sink. Most of the foods we consume in our homes usually end up in the sink and will destroy the look and feel of someone’s stainless steel sink.
The ideal tools for cleaning a sink are cheap, readily available, and non-toxic. Some of the most popular and inexpensive stainless steel cleaning materials include:
· Lemon Juice
· Sodium Bicarbonate Soda (Baking Soda)
· Vinegar and Water
· A Dry Cloth
· A Sponge
· Olive Oil
Admittedly, properly cleaning your stainless sink is a simple process that encompasses the rudimentary cleaning techniques. Following clear guidelines and steps will ensure that your client’s sink is always sparking cleans.
1) Rinse the sink in clean water – this will help get rid of the debris that might disrupt the cleaning process. Furthermore it helps soften the grime and provides a good surface to sprinkle the baking soda.
2) Sprinkle baking soda onto the designated sink areas. Then pour a generous amount of lemon juice onto the baking soda. These two elements react to produce a superb scrubbing paste that dissipates any existing dirt and grime off the sink. Baking soda is not an effective cleaning tool on its own, it works very well with lemon juice to provide the ideal scrubbing paste. After scrubbing the sink, let it sit for a couple of minutes.
3) Pour white vinegar over the paste – and then scrub gently with a sponge. Ensure that your scrubbing, encompasses every nook and cranny crevice that your hands can get to – including around the base of the stainless steel sink. Give your customers stainless sink an up and down rub in all the nooks and crannies of the side sink for extra shine. The fizzing of the elements can help dissipate any further clogging issues. However, if you experience clogging issues use warm vinegar (It’s best to warm it for a few minutes in the microwave).
4) Complete by rinsing the designated sink in clean water and buffing it using a dry cloth and a touch of olive oil.
Before washing or placing any items on the sink, ensure that they are free from any food particles and debris that might clog the sink, which can disrupt the flow of dirty water to the sewers, in addition avoid using steel wool pads which can ruin the finish of the sink.
To maintain the sink`s finish at its best, avoid the use of abrasive cleaners, ammonia, and using bleach. Also, encourage your customers avoid setting hot pans or cutting items and ingredients on the sink.
Just about every kitchen activity originates in the sink, whether it’s cooking, cleaning, children’s school projects, and many more, so it gets dirty quite easily. So it is pertinent that every sink cleaner understands the basic concept of how to clean stainless steel sinks and that you as a cleaning business owner know exactly how to successfully clean one.