The Sink Has a Bad Smell?

Posted by Jessica Zoldowski on 2/18/2019 to Appliance Maintenance

When walking through the kitchen, has there ever been a smell that you aren’t sure where it’s coming from? The garbage has been taken out and the refrigerator has been cleared out. So what it could the source of the smell be coming from? It’s probably the sink. Sinks can have a certain build up which can create an unpleasant aroma. Don’t worry, there are certain remedies to try which can get rid of that smell.


Now if there is a smell coming from the sink, and there’s a garbage disposal, it could be that. To fix this problem:

  • Hot water and dish soap - Let the hot water cascade down the disposal with soap while it’s running.

  • Lemon, ice and salt - Make sure the disposal is clean of any food particles. Pour in the three products. They each have their part and they get the job done.


If there isn’t a disposal in the house, there are a couple of things you can do.

  • Boil water - hot water can do extreme wonders on it’s own. If making tea or pasta, don’t let the water cool off. Pour it down the drain after you are done using it.

  • Vinegar, baking soda, hot water - It is a popular formula with the amount of one cup of baking soda and two cups of vinegar. The trick is to do it one at a time. Dump the baking soda down the drain and let it sit there for about ten to 15 minutes. Then pour the vinegar down the drain, still not using any water. It may bubble and fizz but that’s okay. After about another ten to 15 minutes, pour the hot water down the drain.


Other ingredients and combinations to use to get rid of the smell is as follows:

  • Baking soda, lemon juice, boiling water

  • Baking soda, vinegar, salt, boiling water

  • Hot vinegar


Try out these combinations and ingredients and see which one works for you.



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