Tip Tuesday – Let it Cook!

Welcome to the new Tip Tuesday! We occasionally have clients that ask for cleaning tips and advice and we thought it would be a great idea to share these with everyone. Feel free to share your favorites with us in the comments!

I was getting ready to clean Kristen’s sink and she asked how we were able to get it whiter than she does. As I started spraying vinegar into the sink, my baking soda ready to shake on next, I began to explain the acid plus base reaction. Kristen told me she is a chemist. For those of you who are not, I’ll go give a brief explanation.

We don’t use the baking soda for an abrasive. We’re actually waiting to hear the hiss of the vinegar and baking soda (acid plus base) combining and turning into carbon dioxide and water. The bubbling liquid seeps into the pores of the enamel, getting in deep where dirt hides.

The actual trick is to let it cook. You can start scrubbing right away and your sink will be mostly clean. However, if you let the reaction run it’s course and then scrub with a brush, you’ll find you get a deeper clean. We find this works with all of the natural products we use. If you’re home while we clean, you might see us spray something and leave it to work on something else. We’re letting the reaction happen, making it easier and more effective when we come back to scrub.

So let it cook!

Do you have an tips, suggestions or question? Let us know and we’ll fit it into the new Tip Tuesday!