Have you ever cleaned your entire kitchen and still smell an odor that is unpleasant? You might have a hard time determining where it could be coming from since you have already done all the cleaning. An area of the kitchen that could be the cause of the foul odor is the sink. You may wonder how that could be possible since you are constantly running water down the drain and you use good smelling soap but there are good reasons. The sink, especially one that has a garbage disposal, can become blocked and gummed up causing the kitchen to smell terrible. The garbage disposal is not so you can dump your left over dinner down the drain and have no repercussions. The food that should be going down the disposal should be small scraps not large amounts of food. The larger the food particles the harder it will be to keep the disposal clean and smelling fresh.
Baker Sandoval Cleaning Outlines Why Your Sink Smells & What You Can Do To Keep The Odor Away
Remove Any Obstructions: When you are using your sink or garbage disposal to clean off your plates of food you could end up with an obstruction. The food that is sent down the sink needs to be chewed up small enough so that it can easily get down the sink and pipes. An obstruction acts like a blockage that will start to cause a buildup of other food particles. As they start to buildup sledge can start to build and that can be what is causing a foul odor. You need to check the sink for a possible blockage or obstruction in the drain. It can be a small toy, a chicken bone or a small utensil that could be stopping the disposal from working or buildup from occurring.
Use A Sink Deodorizer: Once you have found and removed a possible obstruction you are still going to need to do more to clean out the drain. There are some buildups that simply running hot water is not going to eliminate. This can be from thick sludge to grease that will require a more abrasive deodorizer. You can try using baking soda and vinegar to get in the sink and clear out any buildup. The solution will get in the small areas of the sink and help to lift the debris off and send it down the drain. You can also clean the garbage disposal and sink by using a handful of ice, lemon rinds and sea salt. You drop them down the drain and run the disposal with hot water to help break up the debris. This is a great way to remove what is actually causing the odor.
Have Your Home Cleaned Professionally: One of the ways to help eliminate the smells that occur in your home is to have it cleaned professionally. The smells in a kitchen can be a real problem when you are trying to make a meal or clean. You can hire a cleaning company to come out and do the deep cleaning which can include a foul smelling sink.
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