How to Disinfect Your Kitchen Sink

A homeowner scrubbing their kitchen sink.

Properly disinfecting your kitchen sink doesn’t mean grabbing a paper towel and your favorite all-purpose spray to wipe everything down. Between all of your dishes and other food particles that go into your kitchen sink each week, it’s safe to say your sink takes on a lot and needs a good scrubbing every so often.

Luckily, in order to give your kitchen sink a proper disinfecting, you’ll need some items that you already have in your home. So, there’s no need to worry about going to the store and buying harsh chemicals that could damage your drains. All you have to do is follow these simple steps.

Step 1: Thoroughly Rinse Out Your Sink

Before you start the real disinfecting process, you’ll want to make sure your sink is cleared of any dishes or food debris that was left from earlier in the day. Once your sink is empty, give it a thorough rinse so that the inside of your sink appears clean and wiped down.

Step 2: Grab Your Baking Soda and Dish Soap

Once your sink is rinsed out, grab your baking soda and generously sprinkle it all over your sink basin. When your sink is fully covered in baking soda, put a dime-sized amount of dish soap on a sponge and start scrubbing.

Step 3: The Scrubbing Begins

When you begin scrubbing your sink, start from the top and work your way down towards the drain. Scrub in circular motions.

Step 4: Sanitize with White Vinegar

After you’re done scrubbing your sink, rinse it out thoroughly to make sure anything you scrubbed goes down the drain. To sanitize your sink, you’ll want to soak some paper towels in white vinegar and line your sink basin with them for about 20 to 30 minutes.

Step 5: Don’t Forget Your Faucet

Once your sink basin is cleaned, you’ll want to clean your faucet as well. Grab your favorite all-purpose spray or dish soap and a sponge to wipe down your faucet and the handle. To sanitize, you can use the same paper towel and white vinegar method to wipe down the faucet and handle.

A clogged kitchen drain doesn’t go well with a freshly cleaned sink! If your kitchen sink is sparkling clean but your drain seems to be clogged, Dr Rooter of Lexington can help. Give us a call at (803) 398-2090 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your drain cleaning service.