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How to Clean a Bathroom Sink


When it comes to keeping your home sparkling clean, one of the basic things you need to know is how to clean a bathroom sink. Cleaning the bathroom sink does not take too much time, yet is well worth your efforts in keeping a nice looking home. These tips will teach you how to clean a bathroom sink with a minimum of fuss and some basic supplies.

Sink Stopper

Begin by putting on your gloves and pulling out the sink stopper. Use an old t-shirt or a paper towel and remove debris from the stopper.


Scrub the basin with a soft sponge dedicated for use in your bathroom sink. Use a commercial bathroom cleaning solution or make a cleaning solution yourself using a 1 percent bleach solution. If there is accumulated toothpaste or soap scum, you may need to spend a few minutes scrubbing away the gunk. If you have a hard time removing the scum, apply a layer of baking soda and spray a bit of water to form a paste. Allow the paste to sit on the scum for about 10 minutes and then scrub it off.


With a clean, wet towel, wipe down the faucet and handles or knobs. If anyone in your home has recently been ill, use a 1 percent bleach solution to disinfect the germs from these commonly touched areas.


When you have completed cleaning your bathroom sink, sanitize the sponges by either boiling them for 1 minute or getting them wet and microwaving them for 1 minute. This will kill bacteria and viruses that spread illness. Allow the sponges to dry and store them in an area where they will not be exposed to humidity, as the moisture may allow mold or mildew to grow on the sponge.



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