Do you know what’s hiding in your sink? Mum’s shock as she discovers sea of grime hidden in her kitchen basin: ‘This is disgusting’
- Mum finds grime under kitchen plug
- Plumbers warn removing the plug could ruin the seal
Mums have been left shocked after discovering the build-up of grime and dirt in a little-known nook in the kitchen sink.
Fiona, who goes by That Perth Mum online, revealed the hidden gunk that can accumulate underneath the sink plug prompting thousands to rush and check beneath their own.
The mum showed how sink strainers can be used unscrew the plug and access the grime underneath.
She then got rid of the gunk and made the plug shine like new again by cleaning it with bi-carbonate soda, kitchen spray and white vinegar.
However plumbers quickly issued a word of warning as the act could harm the seal around the drain.
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Perth mum Fiona has shocking thousands after revealing how much grime and gunk can build up under the kitchen sink plug
The mum showed how sink strainers can be used unscrew the plug and access the grime underneath
‘If you use the little plug you can unscrew that screw in there and take out the middle silver bit – it was time for that to have a good clean,’ Fiona said in a TikTok clip.
The cleaning guru used the basket to unwind the screw in the middle of the plug freeing the metal part that protects the drain.
Inside she found a ‘disgusting’ amount of sludge and dirt.
She swiftly got to work cleaning using a generous sprinkle of bicarb soda over the area.
Fiona then sprayed some Fairy kitchen cleaner on top of the powder as well as a splash of plain white vinegar.
‘Let it sit and let the bubbles do the work for you,’ she said.
She swiftly got to work cleaning using a generous sprinkle of bicarb soda over the area. She then sprayed it with kitchen cleaning and a splash of white vinegar
‘Once you’ve let it sit, use your little scrubbing brush to give it a good clean and then this is your next best friend, a dishwasher tablet.’
Fiona puts the tablet in the sink and pours over boiling water from the kettles to help everything drain out ‘effortlessly’.
‘With the hot water running, give it a final scrub and look how clean it is, it’s such a difference,’ she said as she used a bottle cleaner to scrub the remining dirt away.
Thousands were shocked to see how dirty it could get under the plug and said the cleaning job was next on their list.
‘Omg I’m terrified to do this to mine,’ one viewer said and another wrote: ‘And thank you I will be doing mine now’.
‘When I cleaned this (first time since it was put in six years ago) I cleaned out a literal inch of nasty slime. It smelled of shame,’ recalled a third.
‘With the hot water running, give it a final scrub and look how clean it is, it’s such a difference,’ Fiona said as she used a bottle cleaner to scrub the remining dirt away
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‘Not me having to do this tomorrow because now I will have nightmares until I do,’ someone else added.
But not everyone was convinced with many saying it could ruin the seal around the plug and cause a leak.
‘There is caulk around there to seal it from leaking. You just tore it. Be sure to replace the caulk to keep from ruining underneath,’ one person warned.
‘Okay, I did this and my whole pipe fell out. I do not recommend,’ a second cautioned.
Some hit back saying leaks won’t occur if the plug is reinstalled correctly.
‘As a plumber as long as you tighten it back up it’s fine, some of us try and act like it’s rocket science, it’s not,’ someone chimed in.
‘I do this every three months for the past year or so and never had any problem. Just make sure it’s put back the way it was,’ another agreed.
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