If you aren't careful, your kitchen sink can start to cause a bad smell in your kitchen. There are things you may be doing to contribute to that smell. There are also things you can do to take it away and bring a fresh smell back to your kitchen. This article will provide you with information on the do's and don'ts for keeping your kitchen sink odor free.
Do - Keep your kitchen sink and the drain as clean as possible. Once in a while, you can clean the drain out with baking soda and vinegar. To do this, run a bit of hot water in the drain. Then, pour a bit of vinegar directly in the drain, followed by about a tablespoon of baking soda. The drain will fizzle while the mixture works to free up any food particles stuck in the drain. Run the hot water to rinse everything down.
Do - Wipe the sides and bottom of your sink down with a lemon peel once a day. The lemon peel will help to clean the sink and deodorize it at the same time. While you are at it, squeeze some of the lemon juice down into the drain.
Do - Clean the drain covering with a toothbrush. The small holes in the drain cover are hard to reach with a sponge and particles can stick to the sides of the holes. The best way to clean them thoroughly is by using a toothbrush to reach inside them.
Don't – Don't put any grease or oil down your kitchen drain. Grease and oil will collect against the sides of your drain and the attached plumbing. When it hardens, it will act like glue for anything else that goes down the drain. This means those food particles will sit there, trapped in the drain where they will start to smell. Even if you have a garbage disposal, you don't want to put grease and oil down it.
Don't – Don't put off plumbing problems when you notice them. If your kitchen sink is starting to clog more frequently, have a plumber come out to investigate and repair the issue. There could be a stoppage somewhere in the plumbing lines that's causing the sink to clog. This can lead to some not-so-nice smells as well as bigger plumbing problems in the future. Call out a plumber as soon as you have a concern.
For professional plumbing services, contact a company such as Aurora Plumbing and Electric Supply, Inc.