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The sink is an essential part of the kitchen because it provides many functions that help homeowners maintain the cleanliness of cooking utensils and freshness of foods. The sink should be maintained properly and not be overused or abused in order to last for a long time. Otherwise, sink and drain problems may arise and you may even need to use drain machines to solve them.
Here are some safety and maintenance guidelines that you need to keep in mind when using the kitchen sink.
Dos in Using the Kitchen Sink
Clean the kitchen sink on a regular basis. The best form of maintenance is a frequent regular cleaning.
Observe preventative maintenance and ensure the sink is always clean, dry, and exposed to room temperature when not used.
After using the sink, rinse it thoroughly by running the water for a few minutes and rubbing the cleaned area with a sponge.
Towel dry after each use to prevent mineral deposits from building up on the surface of the sink.
Scour the sink once a week. Be sure to rub in the direction of the satin finish lines.
Don’ts in Using the Kitchen Sink
Don't allow liquid soap or other household cleaners to dry on the surface of the sink, especially those with strong chemicals. Most brands contain chemical additives which will affect the original high lustre of the sink.
Don't leave standing solutions of chlorine bleach and water in the sink for extended periods of time. It is not recommended that undiluted chlorine bleach be used on your sink. The risk of damage is proportional to the concentration of chlorine and the amount of time the surface is exposed.
Don’t wash left over solid foods, such as chicken bones and fruit peels, down the drain. These will get stuck in the pipes and may cause clogged drains.
Don't leave wet sponges or cleaning pads in the sink. Trapped water can lead to staining or discoloration of the sink surface. This can also lead to surface rust.
It is important to properly use and maintain kitchen sinks in order to keep its function long-lasting.