A kitchen sink is an essential fragment of the home and necessary for everyday living. All homeowners have one and rely heavily on it for daily tasks, washing dishes and preparing food.
Why You Should Clean Your Kitchen Sink & Disposal
Your kitchen sink is one spot where odors, germs and food scraps are sure to congregate. While garbage disposals are normally self-cleaning, they do need some tender loving care from time to time. Just because you can’t see the grime, that doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Bottom line, doing a deep clean of your kitchen sink and disposal is important for the health and safety of your family and home. There are tutorials and DIY guides for cleaning these items because they’re used daily. Taking care of them is necessary to ensure they’re free of germs, debris and functioning properly at all times.
How to Clean Kitchen Sink & Disposal
Running water down your kitchen sink a few times a day washes away particles that are sitting in your sink, but it doesn’t clear it of germs and bacteria. You need to sanitize your kitchen sink to rid it of any harmful grime.
The materials and necessary steps to complete a deep clean of your kitchen sink are:
• Liquid dishwashing soap
• Distilled white vinegar
• Baking soda
• Old toothbrush
• Soft sponge
Thoroughly wipe down and rinse out your sink. If you have a stainless steel sink, you should use a mild soap and nylon sponge, or soft rag. Be aware that ammonia, bleach or abrasive cleaners can ruin the finish. Salt and acid in food can potentially damage the finish, so it's important rinse and wipe down your sink on a regular basis.
Grab your baking soda and scatter it over the surface of your sink. Work it into a paste and rinse thoroughly.
Soak paper towels in white vinegar and then line the sink with the saturated towels. Let the towels sit for about 20 minutes. Clear and dispose of the paper towels.
Rinse the sink with warm soapy water.
Wipe the faucet and handles with a mild soapy solution. Use the toothbrush to clean the hard-to-reach areas. If you see any spots lingering, use a cloth soaked in white vinegar to remove them.
Once you're finished cleaning, do one last deep rinse and dry with a soft rag. Your sink should now be shiny and squeaky clean!
Now let’s take a look at how to best clean your garbage disposal. The most important part of this process is your safety. Never take any action that’ll compromise your well-being while cleaning your garbage disposal.
• Distilled white vinegar
• Baking soda
• Boiling water
• Sea salt
• Lemon (or lime)
First, sprinkle a 1/2 cup of baking soda down the disposal. Add 1 cup of white vinegar and allow the mixture to fizz and make a bit of noise. Let the mixture sit and work for a few minutes. Then, boil a kettle of hot water. Pour the boiling water down the drain.
Fill the drain with two cups of ice. Pour one cup of salt over the ice cubes (rock salt is great if you have it). Run some cold water. Turn on the garbage disposal until the ice is gone.
The mixture of ice and salt will help loosen the grime and debris from the grinding elements.
Let's finish it off. Cut a lemon (or lime) in half. Turn the water on and run the garbage disposal. Add the fruit halves to the disposal one at a time.
That’s it, you’re done! The fruit will clean and deodorize your drain!
Everyone knows how to wipe down a kitchen sink, but these are the steps you need to remove the germs and bacteria. Overall, cleaning your kitchen sink and disposal is a pretty painless process and doesn’t take long. I challenge you to give it a shot!
At My Home Depot, we make sure that every Filipino families wellness is on top of our list. Thus, brand like Kama Sink is proven to take care of every Happy Homes’ kitchen sink by providing 100% quality materials yet affordable for everyone. It comes in different styles you can choose from. Take care of your family and turn your house to Happy Homes with My Home Depot!
Carlson, K. (2016, August 10). How To Clean Your Kitchen Sink and Disposal. Retrieved from http://www.improvenet.com
- March 12, 2018
“Enduring” perhaps best describes stone and ceramic tile. Not only have these materials provided a surface for countertops, floors, and walls that endures heavy use for decades without the slightest hint of wear, but, as some of the earliest building materials, they are products that have endured the ages. In fact, they’ve more than endured-they have been crowned as a surfacing material of choice over and over again.
Today’s finest homes showcase stone and tile floors in their entries, living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and more. Stone and tile countertops and wall treatments remain a perennial favorite in kitchens and baths. Stone and ceramic tile products are available in a wide variety of materials, sizes, colors, and prices to fit every need.
Both stone and tile are heavy, and certain types can be brittle if not supported properly. A successful stone or tile installation begins with a solid and flat substrate and ends with the right grout and finishing touches.
Unless your floor has serious structural problems, you can probably install most types of floor tile or stone on it. Be aware that, because stone and tile flooring materials are thicker than vinyl tile and similar floor coverings, they do change the height of the floor, which you’ll need to address at the transition between rooms.
Wall tiles do not need to be as strong as floor tiles and so are often less expensive, and they come in a wider choice of colors. Today, however, people install just about any size and type of tile on a wall, including floor tiles.
In My Home Depot, we got you covered! We offer great variation of cost-effective tiles that comes in different sizes and distinctive designs from ceramic, vinyl, granite, bricks as well as tile necessities. You can choose from our brands – KeraMix, Caida Tiles, Diseño, Listel Tiles, Mossaico, Eleganza, Co Ban Kiat HardwareInc. and RMR that are all guaranteed to last and reliable to use.
Vandervort, D. (2015, March 11). Tile, Stone and Grout. Retrieved from http://www.hometips.com
- March 10, 2018
What Is Minimalism?
Have you ever looked around the home and felt a little overwhelmed by the amount of stuff you’ve accumulated over the years? As time goes by, our homes collect more and more objects that sometimes we don’t even know what to do with. The minimalist movement started about five years ago to encourage homeowners to live with less. This isn’t just decluttering, it’s a lifestyle change.
Where to Start?
Walk into your current kitchen and you might feel overwhelmed. Start small, literally. You’ll want to start by pulling out all of your smaller objects and going through them to see what you truly need and what you don’t.
The goal would be to have a clear countertop and a spot for everything within your cabinets. This is a great rule to follow as you start creating your minimalist kitchen.
Minimalist Kitchen Design
Often, what attracts homeowners to creating a minimalist kitchen is the style. Clean lines and natural elements are key here. You also want to make sure every piece of décor has a purpose, keeping it minimal.
Minimalist style is great to improve the look and function of your home, especially in the kitchen. Start by making a few small changes to see what you really need and what you don’t. Then, evaluate different ways you can clear the clutter and make better use of the space you have in your kitchen.
In My Home Depot, we offer a variety of Kitchen wares, slabs, tools and equipment, dining tables and almost all the basic necessities for you to start building your dream minimalist kitchen. You can choose from different brands such as My Home World, Kama Sink, Cornerstone and Hydra Faucet that are all affordable and stylish to begin working up a happy kitchen in your Happy Home!
Crawford, J. (2018, February 14). How To Create A Minimalist Kitchen. Retrieved from http://www.improvenet.com
- March 10, 2018