How to clean kitchen drain pipes and a stainless steel sink? I’m cleaning up a rental unit that’s a real mess. The granite countertop is in bad shape too.
Karen Applegard, Houston
Over time, a kitchen sink can develop unpleasant odors and start looking dingy. But I can tell you how to clean kitchen drain pipes as well as different kinds of surfaces.
Let’s begin with how to deodorize. First, operate the disposal (if there is one) for 20 seconds under running water. Then pour a half a cup of baking soda into the drain. This will get rid of any smell coming out of the sewer or drain.
Let the soda sit for a few minutes, then rinse with warm water. You can also use vinegar or lemon juice to remove stubborn odors. In fact, chase the baking soda with a cup of white vinegar, and it will unclog the drain. Conclude the process with a pot full of boiling water. This will eliminate any sewage smell in the bathroom.
Baking soda and vinegar are convenient for cleaning a stainless steel sink without scratching it. Make sure you use a solid and easy-to-make DIY stainless steel cleaner. Dampen a microfiber cloth and sprinkle baking soda inside of the sink.
Rub the soda with the grain of the steel. Adding vinegar to the mix will help you remove stains and greasy residue. This method is also quite effective to clean copper pipe and copper sinks without damaging the material.
On the other hand, you do not want to clean a granite surface with vinegar, as it can pit the stone. Instead, use your dish soap. When the granite is completely dry, seal it with a coat of food-safe mineral oil to restore the shine and make it less susceptible to staining during future cooking projects.
When you have a porcelain sink, it requires a little different approach to protect the surface. Cleaning a white porcelain kitchen sink is easy with the right products. Stains will be gone in no time.
In conclusion, you can also learn how to take care of brass, copper and porcelain sinks as described in this article: https://www.tipsbulletin.com/how-to-perfectly-clean-and-unclog-a-kitchen-sink/
I hope these answers help lighten your workload.