Why Do Stains Form on Wash Basins?There can be multiple reasons for stain formation on wash basins. You use numerous things like toothpaste, cosmetics etc. which form stains on the wash basin if not rinsed properly. With regular usage, salts in the water eventually dry up and form stains on the surface. Rust can also accumulate in the basin.
If the stains are not treated in time, they can be tough to remove and can also cause damage to the surface of the basin.
How many times should I Clean Wash Basins?
It would be best if you tried to clean it at least twice a month. Soap residue and rust can form very quickly if left unattended. To avoid the build-up, you should wash it as frequently as possible.
If you have a sink made with ceramic, then delicate material like a soft sponge should be used to clean it. Hard brushes made with plastic or metal wool can also be used for steel sinks.
Let’s clean the basin
There are two types of common stains in wash basins. Rust stains are formed due to metal corroding. If you leave anything metallic overnight in the washbasin, rust will likely build up, and these stains look pretty bad.
The other type of stain is a hard water stain. Water contains various salts, and when the water evaporates, it can leave salt residue behind, which can cause stain formations.
To remove these stains, you will require:
STEP 1: Identify the stain
Firstly, you must identify which type of stain affects your washbasin. For rust stains, we use lemon juice, and for hard water stains, we use baking soda. If the washbasin has not been cared for long, there is a good possibility that there are both types of stains.
STEP 2: For Rust Stains
To treat rust stains, cover the stains with lemon juice. Wait for 10 minutes. Proper time has to be given so that it sits on the stain. Lemon juice is acidic, so it will take off the stain, but sitting too long can damage the ceramic. Wipe it off after 10 minutes with a soft cloth like a microfiber cloth.
If the stain does not come off, then repeat this exercise. White vinegar can also be used instead of lemon juice.
STEP 3: For Hard Water Stains
To treat hard water stains, you need to make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply this paste on stains and let it sit there for 10 minutes. Hard water stains can be a bit tricky. Try scrubbing the paste with a damp sponge to get it properly removed.
STEP 4: Thoroughly Cleaning the Basin
The next step is to clean the basin that gets the surface clean thoroughly. For that, you can use SOVI® dishwash liquid. Our unique formula, made with natural ingredients like baking soda, lemon juice and salt, makes any surface clean, deodorized and sanitized. And it is 100% natural with no chemicals inside.
Apply it on a soft sponge or a cloth and give your washbasin a good wipe with it. Scrub properly on stains not removed in previous steps. Also, wipe the exteriors with it. Once you rinse, it will give a nice shine and a great smell.
STEP 5: Cleaning the Faucet
Vinegar is a powerful dust and stain remover. To clean the faucet:
Take a sealable bag with 1 cup of vinegar and seal it on the faucet. Use a rubber band for better grip if the bag cannot be placed properly.
Allow it to stay there for at least one hour.
Remove it and drain the vinegar.
Clean the faucet with a toothbrush and plain water.
Vinegar will absorb most of the dust and removes stains inside the faucet, and it will make your faucet much cleaner.
Now your washbasin is clean and shining! It is now stainless and has a brand-new feeling. To maintain it, keep washing it once a fortnight, and do not leave anything overnight in it that can cause stains. A good wipe with natural ingredient dishwashing liquid from time to time will also help to keep it clean and remove any stain build-up.