Is there a way to treat the smell other than taking pipes apart? I’m assuming it’s decomposing food.
Bad Odours Coming from the Kitchen Sink
|by Anonymous||reply 55||05/05/2021|
Baking soda followed by vinegar.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/04/2021|
Get some caustic soda.
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|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/04/2021|
Why would you have decomposing food in your drain?
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/04/2021|
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.
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|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/04/2021|
I've found a new place to hide!
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/04/2021|
I don't perceive the problem
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/04/2021|
Let me know if you find a solution, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/04/2021|
Stop shitting in your sink.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/04/2021|
Thank you R1, R2, R3 and R5. I don’t have a garbage disposal, but will try your suggestions.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/04/2021|
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. 🚢🛁🚽🚿😘
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|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/04/2021|
R5-- Thanks, I am going try that.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/04/2021|
It sounds like you've got a stink monster in your sink. Have you tried playing loud music to make it go away?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/04/2021|
Okay. How can I get the stainless sink and SIDES of the sink clean and looking new?
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|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/04/2021|
^ didn't work
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/04/2021|
Is this your house, OP?
You might want to sit down...
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/04/2021|
Make sure your sink stopper and the drain hole are clean. Mine get grungy really fast.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/04/2021|
You've been grinding your rats in the garbage disposal and you're bothering us about it?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/04/2021|
r22 He already said he doesn't have a disposal.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 24||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 25||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 26||05/04/2021|
Bleach honey, my god how hard is it to figure that out?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/04/2021|
[quote]if you happen to be making boiling water
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/04/2021|
baking soda followed with vinegar
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 30||05/04/2021|
[quote]I wouldn't put citrus peels or citrus fruits in your disposal.
Yes, they weren't made for food scraps.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/04/2021|
I use bleach in mine if they start to smell. Seems to work pretty well.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||05/04/2021|
Warsh your vagina!
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/04/2021|
Otherwise, have Gwen come in and WARSH YOUR VAGINA!
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/04/2021|
You need a better way to dispose of the body parts, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 37||05/04/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 38||05/05/2021|
[quote]You can use drain cleaners but I always insert the plug every night
|by Anonymous||reply 39||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 41||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 42||05/05/2021|
[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 Anonymous||reply 43||05/05/2021|
What about those Sani Sticks they advertise on tv? Has anyone tried those?
|by Anonymous||reply 44||05/05/2021|
R23, she meant she doesn't have a working disposal any more, and we know why.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||05/05/2021|
Stop your husband from shitting in the sink.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||05/05/2021|
What kind of water marks?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 49||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 50||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||05/05/2021|
[quote]if you happen to be making boiling water
Can I have your recipe?
|by Anonymous||reply 52||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 53||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||05/05/2021|
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 Anonymous||reply 55||05/05/2021|