Unpleasant smells from drains can be quite strong and overpowering. It not only makes your house smell terrible but can be unhealthy for your entire family too. Sometimes it can be an embarrassing and uncomfortable situation especially when guests have come to visit you.
But What Causes Smelly Drains?
You might know that smell can come from sink drains when food gets stuck down there and begins to rot. Even if you take care that food doesn’t wash down the drain, fragments of food and other organic material can slip by. That’s why you should know how to repair smelly drains as quickly as possible.
Moreover, the kitchen sink is not only the place of an odor problem as it can occur in your bathroom sink drain too. So, you may need to actually remove the odor-causing debris. and here’s how you can do it without calling a plumber company.
1.Baking Soda & Vinegar: Get a one-quarter cup of baking soda and white vinegar. First, pour baking soda and then vinegar down the drain and leave the mixture to bubble for between 5 to 10 minutes. Afterward, pour some boiling water to help flush out any debris that the baking soda and vinegar have loosened.
2. Bleach: It is another option for drain cleaning and keeping it odor-free. You just need to pour a very small amount of bleach down your sink and after15 minutes flush it out with water. It is the best chemical product to kill or sanitize the thing that is causing odor. It will take only 15 minutes to get rid of any odors that your sink is emitting.
Note: Make sure not to add it with any other chemical as it may result into a dangerous chemical reaction.
3.Orange Peels/Lime: These both are a wonderful, natural source of masking unwanted kitchen odors. At one time, use either orange peels or lime. Grind it in the kitchen sink and turn on the garbage disposal machine. It will emit an orange scent or clean citrus scent throughout the kitchen. You can also use the vanilla technique to hide awful kitchen odor.
4.Wash all walls and other non-porous surfaces in your kitchen using vinegar solution or other commercially prepared degreasers. It is effective in removing any grease and neutralize odor particulates that have been transferred from cooking areas.
5.If the above-mentioned natural methods do not work with your problem, then try using a strong commercial cleaning solution specially made to tackle drainage problems. It must be available at your local supermarket for purchase.
Have you tried all the above suggestions but still can’t control the odor? Then it might be a serious plumbing problem. You should get timely plumbing check from the experts or you must call Holy Plumbers for emergency maintenance. We’ve got experienced and affordable plumbers in Greater London. What’s more, we also offer a number of other emergency plumbing services including leaking water repair, general plumbing, heating problems and drain unclogging in London and its surrounding areas!