What’s that Smell Under my Sink?

Ew, what’s that smell? Of course, it could be an overflowing garbage can in your kitchen — but you took the bag out to the curb last night. Looking around for clues, you realize that the foul smell is coming from your sink — but how is that possible? Let us explain.

Cleaning your Plates

Before you place a plate in the dishwasher, you’ll be prone to rinsing the plate in the sink before putting it inside of the staple appliance. However, when you proceed to do this, instead of scraping scraps into the garbage, the food then has the possibility of sitting in your sink drain without breaking down. This, of course, leads to the foul smell — which is quite unpleasant. However, there are a few ways to get rid of the smell altogether. The first? A garbage disposal.

Garbage Disposal

Tired of foul smells (and clogs) in your sink drain? Before food even touches the drain opening, a garbage disposal will be the best solution for keeping your sink in tip-top shape! If you’re not sold on the idea of a garbage disposal, it’s a significant investment to look into — since this will keep your drain clog-free for the years to come!

Using a series of sharp blades, this device will break down any loose piece of food and debris. Of course, not everything can be placed down a garbage disposal — so it’s best to do your homework, first, before throwing your entire dinner down there!

Natural Drain Cleaner

Let’s face it: chemical-based drain cleaners can be quite damaging to your plumbing pipes over time — which could lead to pipe deterioration and flooding, to name a few. If you’re looking to clear your drain in the best, eco-friendly way, then there’s a green solution that will do the job properly! To start, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Baking soda

  • Hot water

  • White vinegar

Once you have these ingredients, it’s time to begin the cleaning process!

Simply take one cup of baking soda and pour them down the drain. Next, take two cups of hot water and place it down the drain. After that step has been completed, it’s time to take one cup of white vinegar, plus another cup of baking soda, and pour them down the drain. Finally, take two more cups of hot water and pour it your drain and you’ll be good to go!

At Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air, we are here for all of your plumbing and heating/cooling needs, which is why we offer 24/7 emergency services. For more information on the services we offer, visit us on the web or give us a call at (662) 269-0851.