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How To Get Rid Of Stinky Smells In The Kitchen Drains

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Due to the fact that there are food particles passing through the kitchen drain every day when you are washing your dishes, there is always a chance that a stinky smell will develop. But despite accumulation of food particles, there could be other reasons behind the smell, such as water traps. The traps are designed to hold water; the water is then supposed to prevent the smells from coming back into the house. Unfortunately, the water can become murky, or it can evaporate if the drain has not been used for a while. And if so, all bad smells will have a clear path for coming back. Here are a few tips for getting rid of the smell:

Clean Your Drain With Bicarb Soda

Bicarb soda can do wonders when it comes to kicking out the unpleasant smell. For this task, you are going to need freshly boiled water, two cups of bicarb soda, and two cups of vinegar.

Pour a cup of bicarb soda slowly into the sink so that some of it goes through the drain. Then pour a cup of vinegar into the sink so that it mixes with the bicarb soda. Let the products react for about twenty minutes. The reaction may create bubbles and strong (but safe) fumes, so take care not to breathe in the fumes.

After twenty minutes, pour your boiling water (a jug is enough) and wait for another twenty minutes. Then repeat the whole process with your remaining vinegar and bicarb soda.

Unclog Your Plumbing Vent

A plumbing vent is a pipe that carries sewer gases from the drains and appliances in your house to the outside. You can easily see the vent from the roof. If the vent is clogged, it won't carry out the gases, which means that the gases will find a way back into the house.

To clean the vent, you need the help of your hose. Climb your roof, locate the vent and insert your hose in the vent. Instruct someone else on the ground to turn on the water, and as the water runs through the drain, poke the clog using the hose. The clog should be flushed out after some time, and the sewer gases will resume with their usual escape route.

If you have tried these solutions and you are still getting an unpleasant smell coming from the drain, there could be a deeper problem that requires disassembling of the plumbing fixtures. For such tasks, it is not a bad idea to contact a plumber