Disinfecting Common Surfaces

How to Clean Sink Faucets

In a busy household, your bathroom and kitchen sink faucets/taps get a lot of usage, making them a hotbed for germs.

Person rinsing out cloth over stainless steel kitchen sink

The handles of sink faucets carry approximately 229,000 germs per square inch – meaning they require a lot of regular maintenance!1


As well as this, the general grime that they accumulate from the likes of hands, soap, toothpaste and other household products, not to mention the hard water that enters through them every day – means you’ll want to keep them looking clean too.

How to disinfect your taps

A lot of hands turn the taps/faucets on in your home, which means a lot of germs tend to gather there. The best way to clean taps regularly is to keep Lysol® Disinfecting Wipes close by, so you can not only clean, but disinfect your taps each day. This is particularly important if you have little ones, who may be starting to wash their hands alone for the first time! Simply pre-clean the surface and follow instructions on usage labels. If you have already cleaned the grime off your taps, remember to disinfect with Lysol® Disinfectant Spray.

How to clean taps weekly

When you’re tackling your weekly clean, you’ll not only want to give the bathroom or kitchen sink a scrub, but the faucets too. This will keep them looking clean, shiny as well as helping to remove the germs that grow around this area.


For your bathroom taps, use the Lysol® Power Bathroom Cleaner:


  1. Spray the surface until thoroughly wet, making sure to cover lip and base.
  2. Wipe with a clean cloth or sponge.
  3. To sanitize, leave for 30 seconds and to disinfect, leave for 10 minutes.


When it comes to your kitchen however, it is best to use Lysol® Kitchen Pro Antibacterial Cleaner following the steps below:


  1. Spray surface until thoroughly wet, making sure to cover lip and base.
  2. Wipe with a clean cloth or sponge.
  3. To sanitize, leave for 10 seconds and to disinfect, leave for 2 minutes.

How to remove calcium deposits from bathroom faucets

If you have hard water in your home, you’ll be familiar with the white, chalky marks that tend to get left behind. These calcium deposit stains, otherwise known as limescale, not only look unpleasant but also create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria and other microorganisms. To remove hard water build-up from your bathroom faucet, our best de-scaler for taps is Lysol® Power Bathroom Cleaner.

Simply follow the usual usage instructions, ensuring to allow the product to sit for 15-20 seconds in order to penetrate soil before wiping clean. Repeat this as many times as necessary!


Please note: Always use Lysol® products as directed on the label.


Now that you know how important it is to clean and disinfect your taps/faucets, be sure to incorporate this into your weekly clean. Each time you go to clean your bathroom sink or your kitchen sink, take a few minutes to treat your taps, too.


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