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Mum reveals how to get your sparkling kitchen drains in minutes 

Why you should clean your sink NOW: Mum reveals how to get your filthy kitchen drains sparkling clean – but you’ll have to brave taking it apart first

  • A mum-of-four has revealed how to remove the filth lurking in the kitchen drain
  • Naomi shared before and after images of the transformation and products used
  • ‘Oh man, I did it. The stank. I am not a professional,’ she wrote online 
  • Naomi used a toothbrush, bicarb soda, vinegar and bleach 
  • It’s vital to wash away the vinegar and bicarb soda prior to using bleach  

While many opt to clean the kitchen sink regularly, an Australian mum has revealed how to remove the hidden filth lurking under the drain.

Mum-of-four Naomi decided to complete the filthy chore and revealed the products she used on Facebook.

‘Oh man, I did it. The stank. I am not a professional, I have seen this done a few times in random videos/posts and am simply a mum trying it out,’ she wrote.

Images shared show the disgusting old pieces of brown food stuck between the drain and the sink. 

After: The end result made the sink look brand new

Images shared show the disgusting old pieces of brown food stuck between the drain and the sink (left). The end result made the sink look brand new (right)

Naomi said she detached the plug, scrubbed away the food scum with a toothbrush then poured bicarb soda and vinegar on top

'Rinse the bicarb and vinegar down, then pour boiling hot water down the hole,' she said

Naomi said she detached the plug, scrubbed away the food scum with a toothbrush then poured bicarb soda and vinegar on top

‘No, this was not harmful to any seals in my sink and did not affect keeping the water in. Other sinks may be different,’ she said.

Naomi said she used a butter knife to unscrew the centre bolt and removed the drain from the socket. 

With a toothbrush she scrubbed away majority of the food scum, then poured McKenzie’s bicarbonate soda and plain white vinegar over the top.

She then used the toothbrush a second time to ‘scrub away the remaining scum’.

‘Rinse the bicarb and vinegar down, then pour boiling hot water down the hole,’ she said.

Naomi said she used a toothbrush, bicarb soda, vinegar and bleach - but ensured the bleach and vinegar were not combined together

Naomi said she used a toothbrush, bicarb soda, vinegar and bleach – but ensured the bleach and vinegar were not combined together 

The end result made the sink look brand new and was worth cleaning, despite the awful smell

The end result made the sink look brand new and was worth cleaning, despite the awful smell

CHEMICALS YOU SHOULD NEVER MIX 

Bleach + Vinegar

Baking Soda + Vinegar

Bleach + Ammonia

Drain Cleaner + Drain Cleaner

Hydrogen Peroxide + Vinegar

Bleach + Rubbing Alcohol 

Source: Good House Keeping 

Once all the bicarb soda and vinegar had been washed away with hot water Naomi then poured a splash of bleach over the sink.

But before this step, Naomi advised a stern warning as vinegar should never be mixed with bleach.

‘WARNING: This step is important to wash away these chemicals first, as the next step uses bleach and can cause a bad chemical reaction which is harmful to your health. If you’re not comfortable using bleach, then don’t,’ she wrote.

‘Replace the cover and screw back into place. Tip bleach down and let sit for as long as possible before use.’

The end result made the sink look brand new and was worth cleaning, despite the awful smell. 

After sharing the images online others were both disgusted and amazed at the transformation.  

‘Looks amazing! I need to do my sink,’ one mum wrote.

‘We did it too, and it made me feel sick. Wiped it all out with paper towel before cleaning it. Sooo gross,’ another added.

‘Omg I did this with great satisfaction but while running hot water down the sink (the piece was still screwed out),’ a third said. 

How did Naomi clean the kitchen drain?  

1. Use a butter knife or tablespoon to unscrew the drain from the sink 

2. Lift the plug piece out and scrub away most of the scum with a toothbrush

3. Pour bicarb then vinegar to create a reaction

4. Use a toothbrush again to scrub away the remaining scum

5. Rinse the bicarb and vinegar down, then pour boiling hot water down the sink

WARNING: this step is important to wash away these chemicals first, as the next step uses bleach and can cause a bad chemical reaction which is harmful to your health. If you’re not comfortable using bleach, then don’t

6. Replace the cover and screw back into place. Tip bleach down and let sit for as long as possible before use

Source: Facebook 

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