When it’s time to clean your sink, the right bleach and water solution makes it easy. It’s as simple as mixing up the solution, wiping it on, waiting for the bleach to work, then rinsing it off. You can even mix up the bleach solution right in the sink where you will be using it. And because Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach is safe for septic systems, you can clean and disinfect all your sinks with confidence.
How to clean your sink with bleach
Follow these simple steps and make it easy to use Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach to clean and disinfect kitchen and bathroom sinks.
For use on hard, nonporous surfaces. Do not use on chipped enamel, non-stainless steel, unsealed tile or aluminum surfaces.
Gather your supplies
Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach with CLOROMAX®
Plastic bucket (optional)
Steps to clean a sink with bleach
Rinse the sink
Use clean water to rinse all the surfaces in the sink, including the fixtures.
Plug the drain
Pull up on the stopper or install the drain cover. For combination strainer/covers, close the strainer so no water flows through.Tip
If your drain cover is missing, you can make one using plastic wrap and a saucer. Lay a large square of plastic wrap over the drain, then set the saucer over the plastic wrap to seal the drain.
Mix the bleach and water solution
Use the measuring cup to add 1 gallon of cool water to the sink, then add 1/3 cup Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach.Tip
You can mix the solution in a plastic bucket if you prefer. This is a good option when cleaning multiple sinks at the same time.
Wipe sink surfaces
Use the scrubber sponge to wipe the sink bowl and the fixtures with the bleach and water solution. Re-wipe as needed to keep surfaces wet for 6 minutes to disinfect.
Drain and rinse
Remove the drain cover and allow the bleach solution to drain away. Rinse the sponge with clean water before using it to wipe the sink and fixtures with clean water.
Skip drying with a towel and instead let surfaces air dry.
Frequently asked questions
- Can I use this solution to clean countertops at the same time?
Yes, as long as your countertop is made of a bleach-safe material like sealed granite or glazed ceramic tile. Don’t use the solution on marble countertops or porous tile.
- Is it safe to put bleach in a kitchen sink?
Yes, as long as the sink is made of a material that is safe for bleach like porcelain, sealed granite or stainless steel. If your sink is made of marble or copper, check the use and care guide provided by the manufacturer to see what cleaning products are recommended.
- Is bleach safe for septic systems?
Yes — you can safely use Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach even if your home has a septic system. Because bleach breaks down rapidly into salt and water in the presence of organic matter, bleach degrades very quickly in a septic system.