Is there a strange, unpleasant stench in your kitchen? Something that persists no matter how many times you mop or take out the garbage? Your kitchen sink may be the busiest plumbing appliance in your home. If there’s an issue, chances are the food you throw down the garbage disposal or the oil you rinse off dirty dishes isn’t being adequately eliminated from your home.
When food or grease gets stuck in the pipes of your kitchen sink, it begins to rot. Rotting food or other waste can emit foul odors and serve as a breeding ground for bacteria and pests. Even if you don’t have a disposal, the things that go down the kitchen sink’s drain can soon accumulate and begin to smell. You may need a professional plumber Fairfield CA for a few possible explanations and what you should do if your kitchen sink has a sour stink that you can’t seem to get rid of. Below are some reasons for this issue.
Cooking fat or vegetable oil might clog your kitchen sink drain, disposal, or lower pipe. The grease then decomposes, trapping falling debris. Soon, a rotten smell wafts back into your kitchen from the sink.
One cup of baking soda should be dumped down the drain. Then add the vinegar and let it sit for ten minutes. Boil a saucepan of water while the mixture cooks. After ten minutes, pour the hot water into the sink. Your drain should bubble up from the baking soda and vinegar, and then the hot water will flush it all out.
Bacteria that cause odors can reside in your kitchen sink and drain. Garbage disposal wastes can be used to grow more plants. To clean, do the following once a week:
- Combine six ice cubes, one tablespoon baking soda, three thin lemon slices, and one teaspoon bleach in the garbage disposal.
- Turn it on and add six additional ice cubes.
- Run cold water for 30 seconds after the grinding stops.
The ice aids in the dislodgement of food particles. Bleach eliminates bacteria and lemon slices aid with odor control.
They’re considered to be a member of the family, yet they, like humans, may stink. “When their hair falls out, bacteria grow—and things may get nasty fast,” adds Navas. Wash your pet frequently and thoroughly clean the areas where they sleep and eat once a week with mild soap and water to prevent this from happening (no harsh chemicals)—vacuum under mattresses and sofas as well to prevent hair (and stink) buildup.
Maintain a Clean Smell
If your kitchen sink stinks, hopefully, one of these quick remedies will help. If the stink is caused by a simple clog, plunge with a cup plunger. If you’ve tried everything and still have a foul odor, give us a call. Gray Plumbing is your “Smell good plumber” for a variety of reasons. We guarantee that with our pipe cleaning technology and years of knowledge, we will locate and cure your problem and restore the smell of your kitchen.