Secrets to a Shiny (and clean!) Sink

Heads up… your kitchen sink might be the germiest place in your house!

Are you in shock? Just check out this WebMD article:
According to Eileen Abruzzo, director of infection control at Long Island College Hospital of Brooklyn, New York, food particles from plates left to soak or rinsed from dishes on their way to the dishwasher can serve as a breeding ground for illness-causing bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella. They can get on your hands or spread to foods.

The ones on the left might look like green Cheeto Puffs, but you’re actually looking at E. Coli and Salmonella… and it might be all over the basin of your kitchen sink!

Although most people take steps to disinfect their toilet bowls, few give their kitchen sink the same consideration, Abruzzo tells WebMD. “They rinse their sinks with water and assume they are clean — but they’re not.”

What is Abruzzo’s advice?

To sanitize your sink and prevent the spread of bacteria, Abruzzo recommends washing it with a solution of bleach and water once a day and then letting the solution run down the drain. Remember to remove the drain plug and clean it, too, she says. Then wash your hands.

And hey, while you’re at it, here’s our fix to get that kitchen sink shining:

Say whaaat?? Yep, that’s right, just your run-of-the-mill Reynold’s Cut-Rite wax paper. It’s pretty simple, too. Just wash your sink fixture like you normally would, and after you’re done rub it all down with some wax paper. The wax coating rubs off on to the metal of your sink faucet, knobs, etc., and prevents the water spots that would otherwise develop within minutes of cleaning everything off.

And that’s the double truth, Ruth!  And hey, if you need a hand with the house-cleaning, you know who to call: (804) 201-4010

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