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Smelly Drain


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It seems as though the drain from my kitchen sink is emitting somewhat of a foul odor. Not sewer gas type smell, just bacteria/stinky wet stuff smell. There is not a garbage disposal on the sink. Just wondering what might work well here. I see there are lots of home remedies out there, with baking soda or bleach or store-bought products. Should I run some sort of brush down there?

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I used to have a garbage disposal that would stink pretty bad from time to time. One of the cheapest remedies was to cut up a lemon and throw chunks of it down the disposal.

Since you don't have a disposal, I'd just squeeze some lemon juice down there and see if that takes care of it. I've also heard it's good for your pipes to pour a warm can of Coca Cola down your drain from time to time. That might help too.

Either of those are cheap, easy things to. Can't hurt.

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I forget the name but there is a packet of a foaming agent that I use once a year or so in the drain in the side of the kitchen sink with the disposal.

I put this small packet in, run some water and it foams like crazy and then turn on the water and disposal.

After that, smells great like everything is brand new.

get it at the local hardware store.

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