HOW TO GET RID OF KITCHEN SINK SMELLS

There is nothing more offensive than a rancid scent seeping out of the kitchen drain. Here at WellSpring Cleaning Services we believe it is important to keep each corner of your home squeaky clean including your kitchen sink drain! In this article we are going to share some quick DIY tips on how you can eliminate this disturbing odor.

WHAT CAUSES A SMELLY SINK??

Kitchen or bathroom sink odors are usually caused by two different things; either a buildup of rotting food or mold.

1. A build up food and derbies:
Water with little food particles poured into the sink will eventually smell because after some time it decays in the drains along with oil, grease and other substances. After a while this will eventually release bad odor.

2. Mold formation:

Drain smells can often be caused by mold. The solution to removing mold is by spraying a bleach or a dissolved half tablespoon of baking soda at the affected area, scrub using a brush and then rinse with a damp cloth and leave it to dry.  (At WellSpring Cleaning Services we do not remove mold from houses, upon inspection if there is any mold formation we do provide appropriate recommendations.)

DIY OPTIONS YOU CAN USE TO CLEAN A SMELLY SINK

1. Hire a Professional

Our first suggestion is to hire a professional cleaner to take care of your issue, this can save you time, money and get the job done right!

2. The Use of Boiling Water

A. Boil a pan of water for about 5 – 10 minutes

B. Slowly pour the hot water into the sink. Keeping doing this for about 2-3 minutes

C. Wait for about 5 minutes, clean with soap and sponge and then run lots of cold water down the drain to complete the process.

2. Use of Baking Soda and Lemon Juice

A. Measure 2 tablespoons of baking soda into a small bowl.

B. Add the juice of one lemon and a little warm water and stir gently for an even mixture.

C. Pour into the drain and allow it sit for 30 – 45 minutes.

D. Pour a lot of hot water into the sink to rinse.

3. Use of Vinegar

A. Pour a small amount of White vinegar into the plughole. You can mix the vinegar with warm water in a bowl before you pour into the plughole if you want.

B. Allow it to stand for about 25 – 40 minutes

C. Pour lots of hot water into the sink to complete the cleaning.

4. Alternatively you can use a variety of drain cleaners to take care of this issue.

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