How to Clean A Smelly Drain

No one wants to be brushing their teeth over the sink and smell funky scents coming from their drains. The same thing can be said for smelly kitchen drains that can deter you from wanting to have your food nearby.

But don’t think you have to just deal with those odors. There are plenty of ways to clean a smelly drain — and you don’t even need harsh chemicals to do so!

Method 1

For this method, you’ll need some baking soda and distilled white vinegar. Pour one cup of baking soda down your drain and follow it up with two cups of the vinegar. You’ll see some bubbling happening in your drain — that’s ok, let it happen. After a few minutes, run hot water down your drain, and the smell should be gone.

Method 2

Pick out your favorite fresh-smelling essential oil for this one! Pour a half cup of baking soda down your drain followed by a few drops of your choice of essential oil — we find mint or eucalyptus usually work well. Let that sit in the drain for about an hour, then pour a bit of boiling water down the drain to flush it.

Method 3

This usually works best for your kitchen sink and garbage disposal. Begin by gathering some coarse salt, lemon peels, and a couple of ice cubes. Toss the ice cubes and about a handful of salt down the drain and run the disposal While it’s still on, throw the lemon peels down too. Your drain should smell like nothing else but lemony freshness!

 

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