A professional cleaner has exposed the filthy gunk you never knew existed in your kitchen sink.
Kacie Stephens, from Melbourne, shared a TikTok video showing the build-up dirt, grime and bacteria hiding beneath a plughole cover after she unscrewed the top of her drain.
“Is your kitchen sink a little smelly no matter how many chemicals you put down there? This might be why,” she warned.
The video shows Kacie – who runs a cleaning business called The Big Clean Co – using a knife to unscrew the plug fitting from the sink before lifting the cover to unveil the grime that’s hidden from view.
“Open it up and you’ll be able to see where all of that grime gets stuck,” she said.
“No amount of chemicals – not even the holy grail of drain cleaning on the internet – bicarb and vinegar – down your sink will get rid of this and stop that from being smelly and move it down the drain.”
She removed the grime and eliminated the smell by using a toothbrush and dishwashing liquid.
“Sometimes you gotta get in there and give it a deeper clean,” she said.
“Now you don’t need anything harsh with this. Just a little dishwashing liquid, scrub and put it back together.”
Her video has since been viewed more than 37,000 times across her TikTok and Instagram accounts, with many saying they were curious to give the cleaning method a go.
“This is a great tip! We didn’t realise that part came off,” one wrote.
However, some people suggested you need to keep the area under the sink clear in case the water leaks through after removing the sinkhole.
“I understand this detaches the drain and sink from the pipe. So be careful to not just put the screw back but make sure the pipe is actually reconnected,” one wrote.
While another added: ‘I swear this loosens the pipes and makes it leak?”
But Kacie responded to the claims, saying: “We haven’t found that to be true. Not all sinks come apart like this, these ones easily unscrew.
“If yours doesn’t easily unscrew – don’t force it or that is when you’ll detach it from the pipe.”