kitchen sink

Your sink is to your kitchen as your bed is to your bedroom. It doesn't matter whether your entire kitchen is clean, a messy sink will drag the whole room down! But keeping that sinks clean and shiny is a tall order.

Most sinks end up being the depository for every unclean dish in the house, and it takes much less time to dirty a bowl than it does to clean one. Unless you've got pro-level skills, or the help of our professional maid cleaning company, keeping your sink clean can feel like an uphill battle.

Keep your sink empty

The real secret to a clean sink is never to cram it full of dirty dishes. Easier said than done, right?

Not really - all you have to do is start putting your dirty dishes directly into the washer, rather than sloughing them into the sink where old food particles are left to rot at room temperature.

How to clean your sink (and give it a perfect shine). Cleaning your sink is super easy. Pull any debris out of your sink traps, then scrub down the bottom and sides with a mildly-abrasive sponge and some dish detergent. You can even use vinegar and water.

Alternately, you can spray your sink down, then dust a coating of baking soda over the top. Leave it to sit and do its magic, then scrub it away with your sponge. Buff your cleaned sink with a dry cloth for a perfect shine.

Blast away brown rings

Have you noticed brown circles around your drain?

Our cleaning team members can help. Try making a paste with dish soap and baking soda, then apply it to the brown area. Let it sit, then scrub clean using a toothbrush you've dedicated to the kitchen space.

Freshen up your food traps. Sink food traps can get pretty gnarly. Our maid cleaning company recommends cleaning these at least once per month to ensure that your sink and dishes aren't contaminated by hidden gunge.

Take your food trap apart if possible, and soak the separate pieces in a solution of water, dish soap, and baking soda. Before you reassemble the trap, give it a quick scrub with your kitchen toothbrush.

Unclog and deodorize the drain

If your sink drains slowly or has started to smell, you may have some buildup that needs to be cleared away. Dump a cup of baking soda down your drain, then leave it there for about an hour.

As you approach the sixty-minute mark, boil about 3 cups of vinegar in a tea kettle. This not only preps your drain for a thorough clean but will scale your pot clean of any harsh water buildup! Once the vinegar is boiling, pour it down your drain, and watch the odor and blockage disappear.