The kitchen is one of the basic rooms that every household has to have and one of the busiest areas that you will use every day. Not taking care of it well will only make your kitchen becomes smelly and becomes a good spot for roaches, weevils, and mold. One of the important spots in a kitchen that sometimes might slip from our attention is a kitchen sink and drain. These two components always get exposed to debris, fat, oil, grease, and other materials from the dishes. When all this dirt is finally piling up, you will get nothing but a clogged drain, which can be very stressful.
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How to Keep Kitchen Sink Odorless
To do these simple steps, you will need simple and affordable supplies that you have to prepare, such as:
- Boiling water
- White vinegar
- Dish soap/detergent
- Baking soda
#1 Vinegar and Baking Soda
For baking soda, many people use it to remove the stinky smell instead of actually taking off the stain. However, in some cases, it works well to remove dirt and grease.
The steps are:
- First of all, prepare a gallon of boiling water and pour it into the sink. The purpose of this step is to make fat, oil, and grease in the drain become slightly ‘soft’.
- Second, pour 1 tbsp of baking soda and a cup of vinegar into the sink and let it sits for about an hour.
- Next, pour another boiling water into the sink to rinse the baking soda and vinegar mix.
- If your drain is still unclogged, you could pour another boiling water into the sink.
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#2 Dish Soap/Detergent
You can also use regular dish soap or detergent as an alternative if you don’t have baking soda or vinegar available. Some people may not too familiar with this combo but you could find some others who feel that this works better. The step is pretty similar:
- You could start the process by pouring a gallon of boiling water into the sink.
- Then proceed with a spoonful of dish soap powder to the sink and let it stay about an hour. By using dish soap or detergent, you can also make it as a ‘perfume’ to remove the stinky odor.
- After an hour, pour another boiling water and check if the drain is still unclogged.
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#3 Regular Cleaning
Regular cleaning can be done once in one or two weeks. It’s basically the basic thing that you have to do to keep the sink and drain controlled before everything piled up. Some things that you can check regularly in this step are:
- Checking if there’s any leak that might cause dampness, mold, or mildew and fix it.
- Doing the cleaning by using a homemade mix as mentioned above.
- Checking and cleaning the drain to make sure that big wastes are not thrown away to the sink directly.
- Other methods that you may find useful and effective to make the area around the sink clean and waste-free.
If you spot leaks and continuous clog in your sink drain, you might have to open up the drainage by yourself or a plumber.
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Now try these simple steps to keep your kitchen drain unclogged and odorless!