Whether you're brushing your teeth before bed in the evening, scrubbing your face first thing in the morning or washing your hands when you arrive home after work, we all use our bathroom sinks on a daily basis.
Therefore, it makes sense that we make the time to take care of these bathroom features in order to ensure they remain attractive and functional for a long period.
Although the exact way you care for your bathroom sink will depend in the material it's made from - as some sinks have very specific maintenance instructions - there are a few general rules that householders should follow.
If possible it is a good idea to clean your sink every day, as grease and grime can build up quickly and cause staining and drain blockages.
Choose a soft cleaning cloth or stain scrubber so you don't risk scratching the basin and opt for non-abrasive cleaning products that won't wear away the material.
Then gently wipe around the sink, paying particular attention around the basin taps, as this is where grime and mould can build up creating unsightly black marks and stains.
About once a week, give your sink a more thorough clean using bleach and warm water, and then sprinkle baking soda over the surface before wiping with a clean sponge and then soaking.
It's also a good idea to clean any hair or dirt away from the plughole, as this can cause drain blockages, and then run the hot water for a few moments to clear away any grime in the drain.
It is a good idea to use this time to check that the bathroom taps on the sink aren't leaking, since small leaks can easily go unnoticed but at the same time cause a great deal of water to be lost, which isn't terribly environmentally friendly.
In general bathroom sinks and basins are made from durable materials so follow these simple steps and your sink should stay gleaming for years.