If there’s one thing that can immediately ruin dinner, it’s the smell of rotten, foul odors coming from your kitchen sink drains. But what if the odor won’t go away no matter what you do?
There’s no need to let this problem ruin your family meals. It’s usually fairly simple to fix this issue but if you’re not able to do it yourself remember that T & S Plumbing, your local Winder or Athens plumber, is always ready to help out.
Cleaning up the pipes
The most common reason for foul smells is the presence of bacteria in the pipes of your kitchen sink drain. You can use a commercial solution or a nature mixture to clean these lines. For the latter, try using a small amount of baking soda followed by diluted white vinegar; finally flushing everything down with hot water.
Garbage disposal troubleshooting
Garbage disposal units are durable and effective little things, but sometimes they need a bit of help (& cleaning). A neat trick is to slice up some citrus peels, and run them through the disposal. This not only fills it with a fresh scent, but helps remove any residue. You can also try running a mixture of salt and ice through your disposal. Still, note that the unit’s smell might be a symptom of a larger problem, and it could need professional repairs or replacing.
Worst case: seriously clogged drains
There’s also a chance that the smell is because of a significantly clogged drainage system. You’ll notice this if the water seems to drain more slowly than before, and in more rooms than just the kitchen. Left untreated, not only can this escalate into a much larger mess, it could also be a potential health risk to your family. While a store-bought drain cleaner might work, most cases will require professional assistance for a quick and permanent solution to the problem.
If you can’t figure out what’s going on… No Worries! If you are experiencing a problem with your sink, garbage disposal unit, or any other part of your home’s plumbing, we are here to help.
At T & S Plumbing Services, our experienced team of plumbers are available 24/7, and will be more than happy to quickly solve your problems. Give us a call (770) 867-0087