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Sink Cleaning

By: Lee D Harris

Recommended Cleaning Supplies and Cleaning Equipment:

EPA Registered Cleaner/Disinfectant
Stainless Steel Cleaner
Scouring Cleaner (Cream, Powdered)
Wiping Material – Rags, Paper Towels, Sponge, etc.
Sprayer – Trigger (labeled), Pump-Up, Aerosol, Foam, etc.

Recommended Method:

1. Clear sink of all articles and used soaps.
2. Clean metal surfaces – fixtures on sink.
3. Clean porcelain surfaces including underside of the rim above overflow openings.
4. Rinse all areas if required by label.
5. Dry and polish all metals and porcelain.
6. Damp wipe all exposed pipes below sink.
7. Spot wash the walls around sink with germicidal cleaner. Dry with cloth.
8. Inspect your work.
9. Wash hands thoroughly.

Alternate Method: Pail and Wipe

Cleaning sinks is as much common sense as anything. The object is to remove all soil and unseen bacteria from the sink and surrounding areas. This is accomplished by using the same good procedure each time so nothing is forgotten in the cleaning steps. By using an EPA-registered cleaner/disinfectant the unseen bacteria can be removed or inactivated.

As in all cleaning procedures, the first step is to gather the recommended cleaning equipment together and bring them to the area to be cleaned.

Begin the cleaning process by clearing all articles and used soap from the sink area. Use the stainless steel cleaner to clean metal surfaces such as the faucet and water handles.

Porcelain surfaces are next using either a powdered or cream scouring cleaner. Pay particular attention to the area around the drain and the underside of the rim above the overflow openings.

Rinse the porcelain surfaces thoroughly with water. Then spray or wipe the surfaces, including the walls and counter area around the sink with disinfecting cleaner – either aerosol, spray liquid or mixed in a pail. Allow disinfecting cleaner to remain on surface for about 10 minutes. Then wipe dry with clean cloth.

Damp wipe the pipes and fixtures below the sink to remove accumulated dust and soil.

nspect your work and correct any steps you might have missed. This is important as it serves as a reminder for the next sink you clean.

When you are finished, wash hands and dry thoroughly.

Finally, as in all cleaning procedures, allow time to clean up and return the cleaning equipment to the storage area.




About the Author
Great cleaning tips and cleaning information by Lee Harris can be found at www.monsterjanitorial.com. Lee Harris is an expert in the cleaning industry and can answer all your questions about cleaning equipment and how to save money on these types of products.


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