We all know they sometimes stink. We’ve all been there. If you’ve tried pouring everything in the house down the drain, but the smell remains, this post might have the answer you’ve been looking for.
What can be the reason for the sulfur or pungent odor that emanates from your sink?
Food, hair and various particles can build up in your sink drain. As they sit in the moist confines of the drain, bacteria form, emitting foul-smelling gases.
This is often more noticeable after the drain hasn’t been used for a period of time. If the trap beneath your sink is installed properly but a sulfur odor is still present, the drain may need a good cleaning to remove bacteria and particles trapped inside.
Bathroom faucets and kitchen sinks get to smell like really musty water from time to time, even when the water is running. In such case some people would immediately reach for chemical preparations such as bleach, ammonia, though many forget that these cleaning aids affect the quality of the groundwater.
When there’s a great flow of water that is the sink is not clogged, the odor of sulfur or rotten eggs in your drain is a simple problem that can be resolved without a plumber. All it actually needs is a bit of “perfuming”!
What to choose for your sink’s “perfuming”? Bleach, ammonia, or “His Majesty the Lemon”?
If you ask me, my first and last choice is lemon. It is not only an excellent body detoxifier, but also an environment-friendly deodorizer of your kitchen and bathroom sewers.
Baking soda, on the other hand, can replace many harsh and toxic household cleaners and provide excellent results. It deodorizes your sink and tub drains, and keeps lingering odors from resurfacing. Best of all, it’s CHEAP!
With this simple odor-removing trick you will get rid of the unpleasant smell throughout your house and you will protect nature at the same time!
Without further ado, I want to tell you how to prepare your very own sink deodorizer.
This is all you need:
- 1/2 cup of lemon juice
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- Heat the lemon juice, and then add it in the soda. (Instead of lemon juice, you can use alcohol vinegar.)
- Wait to dissolve.
- Do this slowly because there will be a certain reaction between the soda and the juice in the form of foaming.
- Stir and slowly pour it into the drain.
- Wait for 10 minutes to absorb all the dirt, and then
- Rinse with hot tap water.
You’ve done it! There will be no trace of any bad odors or dirt inside your sink. Everything will go “down the drain” and no drain in your house will smell “skunky” any longer! You will sense only clean freshness in the air!