Does Your Kitchen Sink Smell? Here’s How to Fix it
If there’s one thing that can immediately ruin a person’s appetite or willingness to cook, it’s the smell of rotten food and similarly foul odors. But what if the offending odor is coming from your kitchen sink, and won’t go away no matter what you do? Preparing meals quickly turns into a nightmare, and you can’t stand being in the kitchen longer than you have to.
There’s no need to let this problem ruin your enjoyment of cooking, however. It’s usually fairly simple to fix this issue, and if not, just remember that your local plumber is always ready to help out.
Cleaning up the pipes
The most common reason for foul smells is the presence of bacteria in your kitchen sink’s drain pipes. You can either use a commercial cleaning solution, or a natural mixture to fix this. For the latter, try using a small amount of baking soda followed by diluted white vinegar, before finally flushing everything down with hot water.
Garbage disposal troubleshooting
Garbage disposal units are durable and effective little things, but sometimes they need a bit of help. A neat trick is to slice up some citrus peels, and run them through the disposal. This not only fills it with a fresh scent, but helps remove any residue. Still, note that the unit’s smell might be a symptom of a larger problem, and it could need professional repairs.
Worst case: seriously clogged drains
There’s also a chance that the smell is because of a significantly clogged drainage system. You’ll notice this if the water doesn’t seem to go down as easily as before. Not only is this a major inconvenience, it can also be a potential health risk to your family. While a store-bought drain cleaner might work, most cases will require professional assistance for a quick and permanent solution to the problem.
Can’t figure out what’s wrong? No worries; whether you are experiencing a problem with your sink, garbage disposal unit, or any other part of your home’s plumbing, we are here to help. Our plumbers are available 24/7, and will be more than glad to quickly solve your problems. Just give us a call at 619 472 2112, and we will take care of the rest.