I think this question comes from two different aspects of my personality, I dislike the idea of doing something quick and perhaps not paying attention to all the details, but also, by doing a quick clean are we increasing the spread of germs, thereby reducing the effectiveness of some cleaning methods? I am debating whether looking clean is effective or should we strive for the actual cleanliness of the item, and in this case the bathroom sink.
Can We Trust A Quick Clean Of The Bathroom Sink?
How many times have you quickly wiped out that sink for the sake of appearances and not thought about the actual potential problem that you might be adding to? What are you doing when you wipe that cloth around the sink? Are you really just making the sink shine or are you spreading the germs and the bacteria around to a potentially new home?
After all, damp warm areas are the perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Are you causing more damage to the health of your family long-term? However, if you sprayed cleaning fluid before the wipe round, are you effectively wiping away those germs, after all the cleaning fluid should destroy the germs, or are we adding to the problem long-term where the potential for the cleaning product to work reduces because the bacteria and germs have a fighting chance to build defences against these cleaning products?
The idea that a quick clean is better than nothing approach might in fact be worse for the potential of these germs and bacteria growing stronger and resilient to the power of the cleaner, meaning that companies need to produce a more toxic chemical to resist their potential growth.
However, if you use natural products to clean, a steamer for example, they can’t become resilient to this, as many of these germs that find their way into our sinks have been around for many years and steam kills and works.
What You Use To Clean
What you use to clean your bathroom sink is personal. It was about a year ago when I started to think about not only the cost on my budget, but also the cost to the health of my family and me. I wanted something different and that is when I started considering the alternative products available, the natural options. If a product doesn’t work, I am the first to say so, if I’m not happy with the result, I won’t use the product.
This is why I use white vinegar and water as the backbone of my cleaning tools, it works and I know that it has antibacterial properties that kill germs and bacteria. If it didn’t work I wouldn’t have given up bleach and I was a bit of a bleach fanatic for many years.
What To Deep Clean On Your Bathroom Sink
I want my sink clean, and for me a deep clean is really nothing more than a really good clean. I want to focus not just on the look of the sink, after all that can look good yet be full of germs; I want a clean and germ free, well as much as possible, sink.
This means that the whole sink needs cleaning, the taps, the spout where the water comes out, the drain, the overflow and all around in every nook and cranny.
What I do notice is that by cleaning regularly with my white vinegar solution, it stays cleaner for longer, it stays shiny and the more I clean it properly the better I feel because I know that I am attacking the problem and not just increasing the potential for these germs and bacteria to grow.
Therefore, can we actually trust a quick clean of the bathroom sink or are we potentially increasing the breeding grounds for these germs? I feel that I know where I stand, and that is with a proper deep clean. Where do you stand on this debate?