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How To Get Rid of Sink Stink

March 19, 2019

Does your sink drain have bad breath? Sink stink is common in both bathroom and kitchen sinks. Fortunately, the plumbing and drain experts at Roto-Rooter are sharing some of their knowledge so that you can get rid of stinky sink drain odors with common ingredients you probably have in your house. Here are four different ways of eliminating the stink in your sink:

Method 1: Baking Soda and Vinegar

It's basic chemistry to get a fizzy reaction from baking soda and vinegar. This combo works remarkably well to freshen sink drains and dissolve minor clogs. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 cup of vinegar

Eliminate unpleasant odors in your sink with the following four steps:

Place the baking soda directly into the sink drain
Place the vinegar directly into the sink drain
Let the mixture sit and sizzle for 15 minutes
Flush with hot water

Method 2: Borax and Ice

  • 3 tablespoons of borax
  • 1-2 cups of ice

This method only takes three easy steps to freshen up your sink:

  1. Place the borax directly into the sink drain
  2. Place the ice directly into the sink drain
  3. Run the garbage disposal for 10 seconds

Method 3: Salt and Ice

  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1-2 cups of ice

Follow these three simple steps to get your sink and drain smelling fresh again:

  1. Place the salt directly into the sink drain
  2. Place the ice directly into the sink drain
  3. Run the garbage disposal for 10 seconds

Method 4: Lemons and Ice

  • 2 peeled and halved lemons
  • 1-2 cups of ice

Two simple ingredients, three easy steps. That’s all it takes:

  1. Place the lemons directly into the sink drain
  2. Place the ice directly into the sink drain
  3. Run the garbage disposal for 10 seconds

We hope these simple methods worked for you. Stinky sink drains are annoying and unpleasant. But you don't have to use harsh chemicals to freshen your drain. Remember that it’s also important to keep your garbage disposal in good working order. Make sure you avoid placing hard or fibrous foods down the sink.

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If your drain is still omitting unpleasant odors or is draining slowly, it could be the sign of a larger problem. Don’t hesitate to call Roto-Rooter for fast plumbing repair at 1-800-GET-ROTO, or go here to schedule service.

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