How To Brighten Your White Sinks - American Maid

How To Brighten Your White Sinks

No one likes dirty, grimy sinks. But, it can be difficult to clean them when the stains have embedded themselves deep within the surface.

In this quick article, we’ll talk about three ways you can get that dirty sink back to its original condition. 

1) Use White Vinegar Against Limescale

If you’re looking for a good surface cleaner, white vinegar is great! It can help get rid of dingy limescale build-up that is hurting the look of your white sinks. While white vinegar is great at removing limescale, it also works as a disinfectant as well.

If someone in your family was sick or your sinks haven’t been cleaned in years, running by them with a sponge and spray bottle of white vinegar can quickly kill any germs.

How does it work? The acidity of vinegar is what makes this such a good cleaner. It can dissolve soap scum, brines, and glue (from stickers).

Here’s how to use white vinegar against limescale and other grime (It’s Easy):

  1. Fill a spray bottle up with pure white vinegar.
  2. Spray it on the area in question.
  3. Immediately use a non-scratch sponge to begin scrubbing.
  4. Once you’re finished, rinse the sink with water to remove any leftover vinegar.

2) Baking Soda and Dish Soap

One simple way to address dirty sinks is to use baking soda and dish soap. These are very common household items, that most people will have lying around somewhere.

Why is this so effective? This is because baking soda causes dirt and grease to dissolve in water, while also becoming a mildly abrasive material that can help break away grime.

Here’s how to use it against stains:

  1. Dry up any extra water in your sink before you sprinkle the baking soda.
  2. Sprinkle the baking soda throughout your sink, primarily on the spots you want to target.
  3. Add a healthy amount of dish soap, both as a lubricant and a cleaning agent, to help in the scrubbing process.
  4. Finally, start scrubbing! You should begin to see some of those stains coming up.

3) Hydrogen Peroxide or Lemon Juice

If you’re up against tough stains that have embedded themselves deep within your sink’s surface, then it may be time to pull out the big guns. By “big guns,” I mean hydrogen peroxide and lemon juice.

For most stains, you can put a few drops of either one onto the spot and immediately start scrubbing, but for tougher spots, you’ll need to let it sit for a short period of time. This lets it really do its work in breaking down the stain.

Just be sure that once everything is finished, you rinse your sink with water to avoid letting leftover hydrogen peroxide or lemon juice sit for a long period of time.

Wrapping Things Up

Stains can be tricky, there’s no doubt about it. Please, if you have any further questions, feel free to send us an email (americanmaid@comcast.net). Our trained team would be more than happy to help you!

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