By Platinum Team March 9, 2015

How To Resolve A Smelly Kitchen Sink

Oh dear, your sink stinks.  It’s a nuisance, we know, but it also could be dangerous.   The stench could be coming from a few different places. In many cases, food or particles are stuck in the drainpipe.  Bacteria can collect in the pipe and cause the odor.  If you think this may be the culprit, try run baking soda or vinegar in your sink. This helps kill the bacteria and eliminate the stench. The good news is that this remedy works well for another potential location of the problem—your pesky garbage disposal. Food particles and grease can build up in between the teeth of the grinder.  In some cases, pouring hot water in the disposal can loosen up the grease and solve the problem.  If that doesn’t do the trick, vinegar or baking soda can be effective here as well. If you intend to look into the disposal any time during this process, be sure to unplug the power cable from the outlet as a safety precaution. After you have looked into the drain and the garbage disposal, there’s one last check. Your stench might be coming from the vent, which can get clogged. The best way to tackle this one is with the help of a plumber. They can run a snake and unclog the vent.]]>