How to Disinfect a Sink

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From time to time we need to disinfect our sinks. Otherwise mold and other bacteria that soap may not kill can build up and create an unsanitary condition that could ultimately cause us to get sick. Disinfecting a sink is actually a rather simple and short process. These easy steps will show you how.

Things You'll Need

  • Sink
  • 1 Gallon of Bleach
  • Scrubber Brush
  • Rubber Gloves
  • Personal Time
  • Spray Bottle
  • Hot Water
  • Get the supplies listed in the "Things You'll Need" section. Your local grocery store will have all of the supplies that you need.

  • Empty the sink. Remove any dishes and drain any sitting water from the sink.

  • Dilute bleach in spray bottle. Add 2 ounces of bleach to 12-24 ounces of water in the spray bottle. Cap the bottle and shake to mix the water and the bleach.

  • Spray generous amounts of bleach on sink surface. Using the spray bottle, thoroughly spray down the sink with the bleach water.

  • Scrub the sink with the scrubber brush. Make sure you don the rubber gloves before you clean the sink. Then use the scrubber brush and scrub the sink in circular motions.

  • Wash excess bleach with water. Turn on the hot water and scrub the remainder of the bleach water from the sink.

  • Pour half gallon of bleach down the drain. This will disinfect the sink drain, which can build up with all sorts of nasty mold, mildew and bacteria.

Tips & Warnings

  • It is recommended that you disinfect your sink two times per month using bleach.
  • Make sure that you wear the rubber gloves when using a strong chemical cleaner like bleach to avoid burning or damaging your hands.

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