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How to Remedy a Smelly Sink

How to Remedy a Smelly Sink

Not many people like doing the dishes in the first place, but if your sink is giving off a foul odor, the task becomes even more dreadful. Luckily, you don't have to spend the rest of your days plugging your nose with a clothespin. There are plenty of ways you can remedy a smelly sink and get rid of any gross odors.

Use Hot Water and Soap

Plug the drain in your sink with a stopper and fill the basin with a few inches of hot water. Next, pour in some dish soap and allow the two elements to mix. After that, remove the stopper (so the drain fills with water) and the odor should flow away.

Use Lemon Peels, Salt, and Ice

This method is more for your garbage disposal, rather than for a regular drain. First, pour some coarse salt down your disposal, followed by a handful of lemon peels and ice cubes. The salt helps clean the sides of your disposal, while the ice helps knock any stuck-on food off the grinders. As for the lemon peels? Well, that’s just to leave a nice, fresh scent!

Use Vinegar and Lemon

This really packs an odor-busting punch — again, mainly for your disposal. Freeze small lemon wedges inside white vinegar and simply toss the cube down the drain. Switch the disposal on while you run cold water and the smell should disappear shortly.

Use Baking Soda and Vinegar

For other sinks around your home, pour a cup of baking soda down the drain followed by a cup of white vinegar. Let that bubble for a bit, then pour boiling water down the drain; it should flush out whatever gunk is causing the odors.

If you still find yourself dealing with a smelly sink, contact the experts at HARP Home Services for help. We can get any odor-causing clogs out of your drains and leave you with a clean, fresh-smelling sink.

If you are in need of drain cleaning in Hartford, trust the care and knowledge of the experienced plumbers at HARP. Our highly-trained professionals can quickly and safely unclog your drain and return it to proper function. For serious clogs that require urgent attention, we even offer 24/7 emergency drain cleaning with no extra charge. Contact us today to schedule a service!