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Bad Odours Coming from the Kitchen Sink

Is there a way to treat the smell other than taking pipes apart? I’m assuming it’s decomposing food.

by Anonymousreply 5505/05/2021

Baking soda followed by vinegar.

by Anonymousreply 105/04/2021

Get some caustic soda.

by Anonymousreply 205/04/2021

Citrus peels

by Anonymousreply 305/04/2021

Why would you have decomposing food in your drain?

by Anonymousreply 405/04/2021

Fill up your garbage disposal with ice cubes (assuming you have a disposal under your sink). Turn it on, at the same time you run hot water out of the tap at full strength. The crushed ice and hot water will clean the disposal gears and clear off any stuck food and/or grease particles that could cause odor.

Otherwise, a good dose of hydrogen peroxide (like a half cup poured down the drain, then allowed to sit for several mins) will clear up the odor.

by Anonymousreply 505/04/2021

Summer's Eve

by Anonymousreply 605/04/2021

I've found a new place to hide!

by Anonymousreply 705/04/2021

I don't perceive the problem

by Anonymousreply 805/04/2021

Let me know if you find a solution, OP.

by Anonymousreply 905/04/2021

Stop shitting in your sink.

by Anonymousreply 1005/04/2021

Thank you R1, R2, R3 and R5. I don’t have a garbage disposal, but will try your suggestions.

by Anonymousreply 1105/04/2021

Boil a big pot of water and pour it down the both drains, wait about 20 minutes and follow with baking soda and white vinegar, as R1 advised. I also pour boiling water in every drain I the bathroom as well. ( Sinks and shower/bath) I do this weekly. 🚢🛁🚽🚿😘

by Anonymousreply 1205/04/2021

bleachy water.

by Anonymousreply 1305/04/2021
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by Anonymousreply 1405/04/2021

R5-- Thanks, I am going try that.

by Anonymousreply 1505/04/2021

It sounds like you've got a stink monster in your sink. Have you tried playing loud music to make it go away?

by Anonymousreply 1605/04/2021

Okay. How can I get the stainless sink and SIDES of the sink clean and looking new?

by Anonymousreply 1705/04/2021

vinegar scrub

by Anonymousreply 1805/04/2021

^ didn't work

by Anonymousreply 1905/04/2021

Is this your house, OP?

You might want to sit down...

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by Anonymousreply 2005/04/2021

Make sure your sink stopper and the drain hole are clean. Mine get grungy really fast.

by Anonymousreply 2105/04/2021

You've been grinding your rats in the garbage disposal and you're bothering us about it?


by Anonymousreply 2205/04/2021

r22 He already said he doesn't have a disposal.

by Anonymousreply 2305/04/2021

I pour a bit of straight bleach and allow it to sit in the trap, then flush with hot water after a half hour or so.

by Anonymousreply 2405/04/2021

Do you have a double-sided sink and only use one side? Depending on the p-trap set up underneath you could be getting gas from the sewer/septic.

by Anonymousreply 2505/04/2021

When my grandma boiled hot water to make tea, she would make the tea and then pour the excess boiling water down the kitchen sink, to "keep it sweet". Boiling water kills bacteria, so yes, if you happen to be making boiling water then why not use it to prevent nasty kitchen smells!

And if that doesn't work, run some dilute bleach through it.

by Anonymousreply 2605/04/2021

Bleach honey, my god how hard is it to figure that out?

by Anonymousreply 2705/04/2021

[quote]if you happen to be making boiling water

Oh dear.

by Anonymousreply 2805/04/2021

baking soda followed with vinegar

by Anonymousreply 2905/04/2021

I wouldn't put citrus peels or citrus fruits in your disposal. I don't know how that got started.

I would buy some Drano or Liquid Plumber and use as instructed.

by Anonymousreply 3005/04/2021

[quote]I wouldn't put citrus peels or citrus fruits in your disposal.

Yes, they weren't made for food scraps.

by Anonymousreply 3105/04/2021

I use bleach in mine if they start to smell. Seems to work pretty well.

by Anonymousreply 3205/04/2021

Cockroaches live in your kitchen drain. They only come out at night.

You can use drain cleaners but I always insert the plug every night.

by Anonymousreply 3305/04/2021

Warsh your vagina!

by Anonymousreply 3405/04/2021

Bleach, dumbass.

Otherwise, have Gwen come in and WARSH YOUR VAGINA!

by Anonymousreply 3505/04/2021

You need a better way to dispose of the body parts, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3605/04/2021

You need to get the landlord, super or a plumber in to clean out the trap under the sink. There's too much shit in it.

by Anonymousreply 3705/04/2021

My plumber told me to buy a bag or two of ice (you need a lot), and run it through the disposal. The ice gets in between the blades and cleans out food that stuck between them. Also, he said that most people don't have the disposal going long enough after all of the garbage is chewed up, so continue to run it for about 30 seconds (with water) after you think you should turn it off.

by Anonymousreply 3805/05/2021

[quote]You can use drain cleaners but I always insert the plug every night


by Anonymousreply 3905/05/2021

Cheap household bleach OP. Pour a whole bottle down the drain and leave it there for a couple of hours. That will fix it.

by Anonymousreply 4005/05/2021

It seems some posters are talking about garbage disposals and some are referring to just sinks. Never put a product like Drano or any other chemical drain cleaner in a garbage disposal.

Also, be aware of the types of pipes you have under the sink. Some local building codes allow for plastic or PVC pipes, while others mandate only metal. Read the labels on your drain cleaner and only use where appropriate.

And be aware of the fumes some chemicals put off. Full strength bleach could be overpowering. And never mix chemicals or drain cleaners. Bleach and ammonia produces a deadly gas.

by Anonymousreply 4105/05/2021

I was talking about the sink drain R41. Not the garbage disposal. OP said in R11 that he didn't have a garbage disposal.

by Anonymousreply 4205/05/2021

[quote]Okay. How can I get the stainless sink and SIDES of the sink clean and looking new?

Let soapy water with plenty of bleach stand in the sink and then scrub. The bleach really gets my stainless steel sink clean.

by Anonymousreply 4305/05/2021

What about those Sani Sticks they advertise on tv? Has anyone tried those?

by Anonymousreply 4405/05/2021

R23, she meant she doesn't have a working disposal any more, and we know why.

by Anonymousreply 4505/05/2021

Stop your husband from shitting in the sink.

by Anonymousreply 4605/05/2021

Yes, I put Clorox down the kitchen drain and flushed it with boiling hot water. Now how do I get those water marks off? Somebody told me rubbing alcohol!

by Anonymousreply 4705/05/2021

What kind of water marks?

by Anonymousreply 4805/05/2021

Where do you live? In some countries sewer gas traps aren't always used. Other places there's always the possibility of a quick DIY job that skipped the trap.

by Anonymousreply 4905/05/2021

Save up your egg shells (if you eat eggs) and run the through the disposal once a week. It will keep your disposal and pipes cleaned. The guy who installed a replacement disposal for me years ago told me about that trick. I was doubtful at first until I did it and was amazed at how much faster the sink drained afterward.

by Anonymousreply 5005/05/2021

OP ignore all of them and listen to me.


Fill the sink with water (not hot - room temperature).

Boil some water.

Pour a little detergent (anything that fights grease will do) gently, on the water, so that it sits on the water’s surface. Just a couple of spoonfuls.

Simultaneously pour boiling water into the middle of the detergent, just after you’ve removed the plug from the sink.

Come back here and thank me.

Ps - this is mainly to clear blocked drains but will also flush out anything else that is there and that smells.

by Anonymousreply 5105/05/2021

[quote]if you happen to be making boiling water

Can I have your recipe?

by Anonymousreply 5205/05/2021

Always run hot water for about one minute after you are done washing dishes or pots/pans in the sink to rinse away any remaining food debris in the drain.

by Anonymousreply 5305/05/2021

My hot water tank has to be completely replaced I found out today. I’ve had no hot water since Monday night. It’s been one of those weeks. My stinky sink problem is no longer my biggest concern.

I did try some of your suggestions and as far as I can tell the odour is either gone or not nearly as bad.

Thank you again!

by Anonymousreply 5405/05/2021

R54 That's too bad, I had to go through replacing my hot water tank three years ago. Unfortunately they don't last forever. Remember to flush water out at least twice a year from the tank to remove sediment so that it's less likely to rust.

by Anonymousreply 5505/05/2021
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