How To Clean Smelly Kitchen Sink Drain
Noticed a terrible smell coming from your kitchen sink recently? Want to get rid of it? We can help. There are 2 common kitchen sink smells we'll cover here: A rotting food smell from junk stuck in the garbage disposal or drain. Sewer smell from gas leaking in through the drain trap or vent.
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To prevent odors from lingering in your kitchen drain, scrape your dishes into the trash can instead of down the drain, especially if the food on them is moldy or has a strong odor. Also, run hot water down the sink after each time you use it to wash dishes, and drop a tablespoon of baking soda and/or a cup of vinegar down the drain about once a week to prevent odors from building up.
You can kill the bacteria that cause the smells by pouring 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain followed by warm tap water. If the problem persists, you may have to disassemble the P-trap and
Pour baking soda and a half cup of vinegar down the drain. Wait one hour and run cold water down the drain.
There are several ways to clean stinky drains, and one of the easiest is to flush the drain with hot water, baking soda and hot vinegar. This creates a fizzy chemical reaction that deodorizes and clears most drains in 30 minutes.