Cleaning My Laboratory Sink

Cleaning My Laboratory Sink

I think today is the time to clean my sink. I can’t have a dirty sink; If I have one, I’m going to turn into a sloppy chemist. Being clean and neat in life brings success to you (that just means being clean is good).


Here’s my dirty sink, tons of stains in there.


Before I had this sink, I had to use the kitchen sink. My mom didn’t like the chemicals contaminating the kitchen, so my dad bought this sink for me. My dad almost bought a bathroom sink (the white ones), but they’re expensive so he bought this for me. If I had a bathroom sink, I won’t make this post (because I’m embarrassed).




This is a mess…


I don’t know why I’m posting this though…


After a little bit of scrubbing, the sink is good as new. There’re still some stains but I can’t clean them. The way that home chemists dispose their chemicals is to wash it down with a lot of water. But the most important thing is the sink is clean.

“A clean room, a clean mind” – Danupon Drake

6 Replies to “Cleaning My Laboratory Sink”

  1. Thanks for warning me 🙂 . But I have no problem, since my house uses a septic tank. My sink is connected to a pipe that leads to hole with stones in it. And the best way to dispose chemicals is to wash it down with a lot of water.

  2. Disposing of chemicals down your sink may contribute to water pollution or cause safety issues for you. I doubt you put sufficient quantities of chemicals down the sink to be a problem, but you probably should look into the proper steps for chemical disposal just in case. You may be able to discover the proper disposal method on the MSDS.

    Here’s a link to some acceptable disposal methods, though it’s more to give you an idea of what’s right than a complete source of information. Disposal

    Some chemicals (silver nitrate, for example) may cause explosions or other harm if disposed of improperly.

  3. There’s quite a big difference between your first and last photos. Well Done! A nice clean sink! 🙂
    Also, it’s good to do this regularly because you never know what chemicals may be left behind there and what kind of adverse reaction you might have when disposing of your latest chemicals!
    (I’ve seen bad things in the lab because of this!)

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