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Avoid These Kitchen Sink Disposal Mistakes

Are you disposing of everything in the sink? Read the guide to see if you are making these common mistakes.
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
Published -15 Feb 2022, 16:00 ISTUpdated -15 Feb 2022, 16:01 IST
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Do you notice what you dispose of in the kitchen sink? Are you overloading your plumbing system? The guide below will help you understand the mistakes you should avoid while cleaning the kitchen sink.

Why Is It Important To Take Care Of The Kitchen Sink

The kitchen sink is a crucial part of the cook’s room. It is intricately connected to your plumbing system and requires correct measures to be taken when you clean it. If you do not take good care of the sink, the kitchen can develop a foul smell, or your plumbing system can get affected adversely.

Mistakes Everyone Makes When Using The Kitchen Sink

Pouring Boiling Water Regularly

pouring water in the sink

Contrary to popular kitchen hacks on the internet, regular pouring of boiling water can cause severe damage around the drain pipe. It loosens the pipe seal around the garbage disposal area.

If you have a ceramic sink, boiling water can crack its surface. You will have to get another one fitted then. However, if your pipes are not made of plastic or you have a sink made of stainless steel, you can occasionally pour boiling water to unclog the drain. 

Using Similar Cleaner To Clean The Faucet 

If your faucet and sink are not made of similar material, you must not use the same cleaning agent for both. Most of the cleaning products for the sink are harsh and can damage the shine and deteriorate the quality of the tap. 

One can simply wash the sink faucet using a mixture of normal detergent or liquid soap and water. You can also use a mild polishing agent to maintain the shine of the tap.

Using Strong Cleaning Agent For Scrubbing

scrubbing the sink

While achieving a spotlessly clean kitchen sink is our only aim, we forget using a harsh product can dull the shine of the material. Abrasive cleaning products can deteriorate the finish of the surface, which can decrease the life of the sink.

Instead, you can use a mild or gentle cleaning agent to remove the stains. It will maintain the shine and ensure that your sink is shining like a mirror. Most sinks can be cleaned with a regular mixture of mild detergent and water. 

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Not Cleaning The Drain Pipe

Often we clean the sink from outside or just the surface. We can see soil walls and stain surfaces. But, most of the time, we forget to clean the pipe attached to the sink. It directly impacts the drainage of water and small food particles.

Therefore, we must opt for it as a regular practice in the kitchen to clean the drain pipe. It prevents clogging and allows a quick flow of water. It also prevents the development of foul smells that can instantly spread throughout the house.

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Using Chemicals For Cleaning

chemicals while cleaning kitchen sink

This is the biggest mistake we make while cleaning the sink or drain. Chemicals are harsh by nature and cause numerous types of damage to the drainage system in the kitchen. 

When the drainage pipe gets clogged, using a chemical solution for cleaning seems like a good idea. Along with cleaning the organic material stuck in the pipe, chemicals can also cause irreversible damages to the material of the sink and pipes.

Another important thing to keep in mind is to avoid disposing of pieces or particles of rice, pasta, coffee grounds, noodles, oil, and eggshells. They can clog the drain and fill the kitchen with an unbearable smell. Stay tuned with Her Zindagi for more kitchen cleaning hacks. 

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