An odor in your sink’s drain can be a really embarrassing problem. It is an uncomfortable situation for your family and for guests who come to visit you. That’s why you should ensure that you get those odors dealt with as quickly as possible.
When you keep your drains clean, you are less likely to experience sink odor problems. These odors can come from sink drains when food gets stuck down there and begins to rot. This odor problem doesn’t only happen in the kitchen sink, though. It can occur in your bathroom sink drain too. Deodorizing it every week can help the situation, but it won’t solve it. That’s why you may need to actually remove the odor-causing debris. Here’s how you do it.
- Get baking soda and white vinegar. Pour one quarter cup of baking soda down the drain and then pour a quarter cup of vinegar down the drain too. Let it bubble for between 5 to 10 minutes so the bubbling action can really work.
- Boil some water while the baking soda and vinegar is working and then pour that water down the drain to help flush out any debris that the baking soda and vinegar has loosened.
- If your sink drain has a garbage disposal, put fresh citrus rinds down in it. Open the tap and run the garbage disposal, so that the citrus pieces get ground up and help to deodorize any foul smells that remain in the drain.
- Check the trap beneath the drain to see if you’re still getting a pungent odor. Turn the water and put a bucket underneath the trap to catch any water that may leak out. Loosen the nuts that are holding the drain in place, so that you can remove it and clean any debris that is in the pipe. Then, put the trap back in place and continue use.
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