June 7, 2010 9:44 pm at 9:44 pm #591748
For a few months there has been a terrible smell coming up from my kitchen sink.
Does anyone have any useful tips to help me get rid of the smell?
ThanksJune 7, 2010 9:47 pm at 9:47 pm #686067GottitParticipant
Wear a nose clip!June 7, 2010 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #686068nnnnnnMember
try emptying the trapJune 7, 2010 9:54 pm at 9:54 pm #686069amichaiParticipant
pour a cup of vinegar down. start with one a day and then weekly.June 7, 2010 9:55 pm at 9:55 pm #686070joyciegMember
Baking soda and vinegar and then rinse with hot water for a while.June 7, 2010 9:57 pm at 9:57 pm #686071smartcookieMember
Do you wash out ur sink daily? It may be an outside smell. Try to scrub the sink with comet/cleanser and rinse well. That should really be done every night.
Otherwise there might be something wrong with ur pipes.June 7, 2010 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm #686072
Thanks for all your tips.
I’ll try them and let you know the results!June 7, 2010 10:41 pm at 10:41 pm #686073I can only tryMember
I’ll assume your sink has a trap.
It may be that the waste line’s vent is clogged and the trap (whose purpose is to retain a bit of water and block sewage gas from entering your home) is therefor being suctioned out. First try the baking soda/vinegar idea suggested above. if foul smells continue to come from the sink you may have a blocked vent. In all probability, that means a plumber will need to be called.
If the trap has a plug you can unscrew, you can easily check to see if it’s full of water (just don’t forget to position a bucket below it). If it doesn’t have a plug, wait until a smell is coming from the sink and then slowly pour a cup of water down the drain. If this stops the smell, you probably are having the trap suctioned out.June 8, 2010 12:23 am at 12:23 am #686074mischiefmakerMember
For all you know it’s some dead creature down there. Check it out with a plumber!June 8, 2010 4:20 am at 4:20 am #686075oomisParticipant
Do you have a disposal? Try throwibng some lemons down it and turning it on. Baking soda also is supposed to work. I agree with calling in a plumber, if nothing else works.June 8, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm #686076
Thats exactly what I’m worried about because we did have some mice a while back, and therefore my husband is scared to open the pipes because he is scared what he might findJune 8, 2010 1:46 pm at 1:46 pm #686077PosterMember
There was a terrible smell coming from my kitchen. I was sure it was rat and was afraid to look! We pushed away the fridge, stove etc. Nothing. Then I realized what it was…moldy potatoes. Those give out a smell…..June 8, 2010 2:14 pm at 2:14 pm #686078AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
In the evening, when you are finished using the sink for the day, pour a cup of bleach in the drain and then cover it with a cup or something that will seal it closed pretty well.
In the morning, flush it with cold water.June 8, 2010 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #686079yobwejParticipant
you can visit http://www.plumbingnetworks.com if you need to get a reliable plumberJune 8, 2010 5:04 pm at 5:04 pm #686080squeakParticipant
glad to see you’re not “angry” any moreJune 8, 2010 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #686081
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