Do you know what’s hiding in your sink? Mum is shocked when she discovers a sea of dirt in her kitchen sink: ‘This is disgusting’
- Mom finds dirt under the kitchen plug
- Plumbers warn that removing the plug could damage the seal
Moms are horrified after discovering the buildup of dirt and grime in a little-known corner of the kitchen sink.
Fiona, who comes by That Perth mother online, revealed the hidden gunk that can accumulate under the sink plug, prompting thousands to rush to look under their own.
The mom showed how to use sink strainers, unscrew the plug and access the dirt underneath.
She then removed the gunk and made the plug shine like new again by cleaning it with baking soda, kitchen spray, and white vinegar.
However, plumbers were quick to issue a warning as the act could damage the seal around the drain.
Scroll down for video
Perth mum Fiona has shocking thousands after revealing how much dirt and gunk can accumulate under the sink plug
The mom showed how to use sink strainers, unscrew the plug and access the dirt underneath
“If you use the little plug you can unscrew that screw there and take out the middle silver bit – it was time to give that a good clean,” Fiona said in a TikTok clamp.
The cleaning guru used the basket to loosen the screw in the center of the plug, exposing the metal part that protects the drain.
Inside, she found a “disgusting” amount of silt and dirt.
She quickly got to work cleaning up by sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda over the area.
Fiona then sprayed some Fairy kitchen cleaner on the powder and a splash of plain white vinegar.
“Let it sit and let the bubbles do the work for you,” she said.
She quickly got to work cleaning up by sprinkling a generous amount of baking soda over the area. She then sprayed it with kitchen cleaner and a splash of white vinegar
“Once you’ve let it sit, use your little scrub 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 boiling water from the kettles to drain everything ‘effortlessly’.
“Run the hot water, give it a final scrub and see how clean it is, it’s such a difference,” she said, using a bottle cleaner to scrub off the remaining grime.
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 of doing this to mine,” said one viewer and another wrote, “And thanks, I’m going to do mine now.”
“When I cleaned this (the first time since it was posted six years ago), I literally removed an inch of nasty slime. It smelled of shame,” a third recalled.
“Run the hot water, give it a final scrub and see how clean it is, it’s such a difference,” Fiona said as she used a bottle cleaner to scrub off the remaining grime
“I don’t have to do this tomorrow because now I’m going to have nightmares until I do,” someone else added.
But not everyone was convinced and many said it could damage the seal around the plug and cause a leak.
“There is sealant nearby to prevent leakage. You just tore it up. Make sure you put the caulk back to avoid breaking underneath,” one person warned.
“Okay, I did this and my whole pipe fell out. I don’t recommend it,” a second warned.
Some hit back saying no leaks will occur if the plug is reinstalled properly.
“As a plumber it’s fine as long as you screw it back on, some of us try to pretend it’s rocket science but it’s not,” one chimed in.
“I’ve been doing this about every three months for the past year and have never had any problems. Just make sure it’s put back the way it was,” another agreed.