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4 Easy Fixes to Prevent Smelly Drains

4 Easy Fixes to Prevent Smelly Drains

Prevent Smelly Drains

Are you afraid to enter your kitchen? Is it the trash, or the kids' sneakers by the kitchen door that smells? No, it's the kitchen sink drain. Making it smell nice is difficult. Despite wire mesh traps, food gets into the drains. We're here to help.

1. Use What's In Your Kitchen

Scraping plates into the trash doesn't get all the food off. Many time food still gets trapped in the drain pipes which can build up over time. To combat this, our expert plumbers can take apart the pipes to clean your P-trap to get rid of old food that could be causing odors. To get rid of daily odors we recommend baking soda in the drain followed by boiling water.

2. Lemon Juice Works 

Our experienced team has methods of loosening blockages in your pipes. From snakes to water jetting, we blast blockages. To prevent odors from blockages, drop baking soda, coarse Himalayan pink salt and lemon juice, in that order, down the drain. Let it sit for several hours or overnight to kill odors. Follow with boiling water.

3. Use Boiling Water

Boiling water breaks up and moves food particles. When cooking hard-boiled eggs, pasta or boil water for tea, pour the boiling water down the drains immediately afterwards. This will prevent food from sitting over long periods of time and prevents decomposition. Add your favorite essential oils, such as tea tree oil, orange, or lemon for a nice-smelling drain.

4. Add Vinegar

Pour in the drain baking soda and salt, then finish with vinegar. When it stops bubbling, pour in the boiling water.

For stubborn drain blockages with an odor, please call us. We'll answer any drain questions and can help you find remedies to common plumbing problems. Be sure to visit our website to schedule service calls online. We're happy to help!

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