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Stinky kitchen sink drain

I need a cheap and effective way to get rid of the bad smell coming from my kitchen sink drain.

I have tried:
vinegar & baking soda

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Asked by mistical_me at 8:56 PM on Jun. 8, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • If you have a garbage disposal, try having it eat up some lemon pieces, peel too. If not, then try some lemon juice from the bottle down the sink.

    Answer by DMac08 at 9:00 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • I know that you mentioned you tried baking soda, vinegar and etc. But the did you pour hot boiling water afterwards?

    I usually put a tablespoon of baking soda in the drain, followed by a cup of vinegar then hot boiling water.

    I do this weekly and it works.

    I hope this helps

    Answer by jewelry-lady at 9:04 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • have you tried JUST vinegar and letting it sit in the draiin for a few hours before rinsing?

    Or you could try a couple of cups of lemon juice and let it sit for a few hours.

    Did you let the bleach sit for a couple of hours? If you just ran it through, you may not have given it time to work.


    Answer by layh41407 at 9:05 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Did you use white vinegar?

    Answer by lecates at 9:10 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • I do not have a garbage disposal. I did not try boiling water yet, just hot faucet water. I the bleach sit and let the vinegar sit before rinsing with hot tap water. I used white vinegar.

    Comment by mistical_me (original poster) at 9:23 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • If necessary, you may have to remove the trap under the sink as it may have something stuck down in it.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 9:34 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Are you connected to town sewerage or do you have a septic tank?

    Answer by 06Lilraysmom at 9:57 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • I put about a cup of baking soda, a few squirts of lemon juice from fridge bottle (sometimes I skip this) and about a cup of salt. Let sit in drain for a while, then flush with BOILING water. It works well. (I don't have a garbage disposal, either, but when I did the lemon trick worked GREAT!!)

    Answer by KateDinVA at 10:16 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Try lemon

    Answer by tspillane at 10:50 PM on Jun. 8, 2011

  • Draino

    Answer by rinamomof2 at 9:05 AM on Jun. 9, 2011

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