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Does Your Kitchen Sink Smell Bad? Here’s Why

So Your Kitchen Sink Smells

Do you know that disgusting smell that seems to come from your kitchen drain? It can be really frustrating when it happens especially with the summer heat making it worse. Plus, it can sometimes be hard to track down the source of the smell.

In this blog, we will explain what can cause bad smells to come from your kitchen sink and provide some solutions.

Why Your Drain Stinks

If you have a bad odor coming from your kitchen sink, it's most likely due to a build-up of organic matter in your drain. This can happen even if you regularly clean your sink and wash dishes frequently.

The problem is that food particles, grease, and soap scum can all contribute to the build-up of organic matter in your drain. Over time, this build-up can start to smell bad. And with the summer heat, it can smell worse if left untreated.

How to Clean Your Drain

There are a few things you can do to clean your drain and get rid of the bad odor. You can start by using a sink plunger to try and dislodge any build-up in your drain. If that doesn't work, you can try pouring boiling water down your drain, or another home remedy like baking soda and vinegar. This will help to break up any organic matter that is causing the bad odor. If none of these methods work, you may need to call a drain cleaning professional to clean your drain for you.

Stay away from store-bought chemical drain cleaners, which can be hazardous and lead to corrosion within your pipes.

Preventing Future Odors

Once your drain is clean, there are a few things you can do to prevent the problem from happening again. First, make sure that you are regularly cleaning your sink and washing dishes. You should also avoid pouring grease and food particles down your drain. If you do need to dispose of grease or food, put it in the trash can instead.

Finally, you can pour a cup of baking soda down your drain once a week to help prevent build-up and keep your drain smelling fresh.

Clean Drains All Summer Long

If you are still experiencing problems with your drains or any other home plumbing issues, please don't hesitate to contact us today at (614) 412-3324. Our team of experts at The Rooter Works Plumbing and Drains is here to help you take care of all your home plumbing needs.