How to get rid of bad smell in kitchen sink?

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  • Loretta Loretta on Apr 08, 2018
    Baking soda in drains

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 08, 2018
    Try cleaning out the pipes, you may have gunk in the trap or the disposal. A quarter cup of baking soda down both drains followed by around a cup of vinegar, let it sit until it quits fizzing. Follow this with about a gallon of boiling water between the two sinks to wash everything down the pipes. This will clean and disinfect the pipes going down and should take care of the odor.

  • Carol Ann Jones Carol Ann Jones on Apr 08, 2018
    After I use a lemon I always put it through the garbage disposal. I'm guessing you have one and that may be where the smell is coming from. When I had that problem l learned I needed to run the disposal for a minute or so after I THOUGHT all the material had gone through. Also debris may adhere to the blades so occasionally running Kosher salt through the disposal will help to clean that off...it can also be the source of foul odors.
    If you don't have a disposal...using baking soda (1 Cup) with white vinegar (1/2 C) poured down the drain may help.
    If the smell has persisted for some time you may have to repeat the above methods several times.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 08, 2018
    Clear out the u bend under the sink?

  • Barbie cahill Barbie cahill on Apr 08, 2018
    I dump bleach or vinegar in and let it set over night.bleach works better. And make sure I have strainer in the drain all the time. Its usually those partials of food that end up in the loop of the pipe under the sun

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Apr 08, 2018
    baking soda and then white vinegar

  • Mlou Mlou on Apr 08, 2018
    Make sure you run your garbage disposal first. Get your tap water to its hottest. Put 1/2 cup or so baking soda into each drain in the sink. Then pour white vinegar into each sink drain. It will foam up . let set a minute or two then run the hot water for a few minutes. This cleans and sanitizes your drains. Then put a quarter cup of baking soda down your drains every once in a while before you go to bed to keep the drains smelling fresh. Wash down the drain when you use water. Another short time solution is not put your orange and lemon rinds in the trash. Put them through your garbage disposal. Really smells nice.

  • Trudi Trudi on Apr 08, 2018
    I put a lemon slice in the garbage disposal once a month. You may also need to replace the rubber around the drain. Mold and nasty stuff stick to it over time.

  • Pennmt Pennmt on Apr 10, 2018
    Put a cut up lemon into the garbage disposal and grind it up. Do this at least once a week until smell is gone, then repeat once a month Or every two weeks. Should help.