It’s not fun having to hold your nose to block out unpleasant odors, including inside your kitchen. It’s worse when you don’t yet know the cause.
But if your kitchen stinks, and the offending odor seems to be emanating from the drain, here’s the likely cause: bacteria from food trapped by oil, fat, or grease stuck to the inside of your pipes. If you ignore it long enough, sooner or later you’ll have more than nasty odors to grapple with. You’ll have clogged drain issues.
Here are the two best ways to help your kitchen smell better:
- Baking soda and vinegar – Pour one-half to one cup each of baking soda plus an equal amount of distilled white vinegar down your drain and let it sit for a half-hour. Next, pour a tea kettle full of boiling hot water down the drain to finish the job.
- Use an organic drain clearing solution – By pouring an organic drain clearing solution down the drain, you’re accomplishing a few things at once. First, even just one application is likely to remove the obstruction that caused the odor in the first place. Equally important, by using an organic vs. chemical product, you’re protecting the inside of your pipes along with the ecosystem. Finally, you’ll be helping to prevent future blocked drain problems.
To avoid stinky kitchen odors in the first place, be careful what you place in your drain or garbage disposal. Items like fat, oil, grease, paint products, meat bones, and so many more belong covered and tossed out with your trash.
Still, even all your best efforts aren’t likely to prevent clogged drain problems forevermore. When you’re faced with one, contact Plumbtastic Plumbing & Rooter. We are drain cleaning specialists, with no job too large or small for experienced team.