By Daniel Morrell
Is your bathroom or kitchen sink leaking or suffering from weak water pressure? Is it always grimy or maybe even have a distinct odor? A poorly maintained sink can be a real annoyance and eyesore. It can even cause serious damage to your countertops and flooring. However, the longevity of your sink is in your hands. With just a few simple steps, your kitchen or bathroom sink will be ready to last for years.
Clean Your Sink
Stainless steel sinks should be wiped down with a soft cloth after every use so stains and blemishes are able to settle into the surface. A dedicated sink cleaner or home remedy will allow let your sink to stay clean and in great shape. There are a plentiful amount of stainless steel sink cleans available on the market that can be easily found through an online search or in your local home improvement store. If you’d like to try a homemade remedy, Rinse your stainless steel sink with vinegar, which will bubble and fizz. Vinegar naturally disinfects while helping remove hard water stains from your stainless steel sink. Then lightly rub with the sponge and rinse the sink with water. Avoid steel wool pads, which can leave iron particles behind that can lead to rust and corrosion. It’s also best to steer clear of leaving steel and cast iron cookware in your sink for extended periods of time. The iron combined with the moisture on top of stainless can lead to surface rust and staining.
Ceramic Sinks require a less maintenance because of their quality glaze. Applying an additional seal will greater protect your sink from destructive damage and residues, such as limescales and stains. At the end of the day, soap and water are enough to handle the unwanted daily build up that a ceramic sink will accumulate.
DiMonte porcelain sinks will benefit from a good scrub down with dish soap and a sponge. Doing so after each use is ideal, however, giving it a good wipe down after every 30 uses is going to be enough to prevent damaging build up. A little trick to getting the most effervescence out of your white porcelain sink is to soak paper towels in bleach and line them around your sink for a half hour. However, only attempt this on a white porcelain sinks because the bleach will cause any other color to fade, which will be an ugly sight.
Protect Your Sink
All sinks, whether they are farm sinks, undermount sinks, bowl sinks, D-shaped sinks, U-Shaped sinks and more will benefit from the protection of a sink grid. A sink grid will prevent your kitchen sink from scratching. The higher quality the sink the more apparent scratches will actually be because of the glistening shimmer. It’s an affordable investment protect your sink from heavy pots and pans. The sink grid is a metal rack with small rubber feet that sits on the surface of your sink. They come in sizes that will fit most sinks.
DiMonte sink are well built and will last for a lifetime with the proper maintenance.
by Daniel Morrell