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How to Disinfect Your Kitchen Faucet & Sink


WeT HeaD KnowledgeA clean kitchen is a functioning kitchen; the kitchen often gets overlooked when it comes to cleanliness. We think that by spraying the sink, faucet and countertops with a cleaner that the kitchen is now clean. The kitchen gets a lot of traffic during the day, the kids come home and they want a drink of water from the faucet, you and your spouse wash your hands after getting them dirty and we wash our hands after touching foods like chicken, fish and beef.

This is where health conditions may come into play. After a day of hectic kitchen use you will want to not just clean the kitchen but disinfect the kitchen especially the sink and faucet where most of the dirt, germs and bacteria is growing. How exactly do we disinfect the kitchen sink and faucets? For starters we look for the best cleaners that have disinfectants included in them. Some of the best disinfectants on the market today are from Lysol and Clorox.

One of these products is Lysol 4 in 1 Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner. This cleaner will help fight off bacteria that is often associated with foods. It can kill 99.9 % of germs and non-porous surfaces like the kitchen sink and faucets. This cleaner is extremely effective against Salmonella, E Coli and Listeria. The concept is easy, simply spray in the faucet, neck and the sink and let stand for minutes. Then using a clean damp cloth or sponge wipe clean. You can also clean twice if not satisfied with the first outcome.

The second cleaner is the Clorox Disinfecting Kitchen Cleaner. This product will kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria as well as other germs. This product will clean most surfaces especially stainless steel and chrome. This cleaner will not leave any residue and leaves a streak free shine. Clorox fights against E Coli and Salmonella. Even with the heavy traffic from the family and cooking dinner, this product will work efficiently and effectively.

The best way to clean and disinfect the sink on a daily basis is to use Antibacterial Cleaning Wipes. Clorox makes Wipes that work great. After you make dinner or simply wash your hands, wipe down the sink and faucets. This way your kitchen sink can be free and clear of germs and bacteria. A great way to clean your sink after doing dishes is to use a product called Soft Scrub; this will help keep your sink free from germs and bacteria from food that has been sitting in your sink. You could sprinkle a little Ajax on the bottom and scrub lightly to avoid scratching, add some water to the Ajax before scrubbing.

If you can stay on top of the sink and faucet on a daily basis, then when you go to do your weekly cleaning you can rest assured that it will be easier to clean and you will see a reduction in the amount of colds in your household too.

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