Do you have smelly kitchen sink odor? If so here are some simple inexpensive steps/tips on how to kick that smell to the curb!
#1. Put a stopper or plug in your sink, turn your tap on and fill with HOT water several inches full. Measure out a teaspoon of dish soap (any brand is fine) pour in. If you have a disposal turn that on and unplug your sink and let water flush through! If you don’t have a disposal use exact same steps but fill sink full of HOT water and use 1 tablespoon full of dish soap.
#2. If you still have that smelly odor coming through you need to make sure that your disposal blades are clean. Try freezing in an ice cube tray lemon peels and water! First throw some kosher salt down your disposal then take a couple of your lemon cubes and run those through. This should do the trick. If you want an even fresher smell you can run some FRESH lemon peels through your disposal as well.
#3. You can also try 1cup baking soda then pour on top 2 cups vinegar. Let stand for a few minutes or you see it start to bubble. Turn on your HOT water let run for about a minute then pour your mixture slowly down your drain. Or you can pour down 1 cup baking soda into your drain let sit for 15 minutes. Then pour 1/2 cup of vinegar down disposal and let sit for another 15 minutes (you can hear it fizz and see it bubble). Once you have waited your 15 minutes after the vinegar step boil a large pot full of water and pour that down! This should keep it nice and smelly free for at least 6 weeks (repeat when necessary).
#4. Still dealing with that terrible smell and all you want is to smell something really great, then why not pour a few drops of your favorite essential oils down the drain? You can dump in about a half-cup of baking soda, then dribble in a few drops of those essential oils (eucalyptus, tea tree, and mint are some suggestions I would try). Let it sit an hour or so, or overnight for best results, then rinse down with boiling hot water.
#5. Like vinegar, lemon juice also creates a bubbling reaction when it comes in contact with baking soda. It's not as economical in this case as vinegar (being without a garbage disposal, you'd have to actually juice a lemon since you can't grind up an already-juiced-and-zested wedge), but it does smell much nicer! The baking soda thing is legit. Whether you use lemon juice (which smells pretty yummy) or vinegar (not nearly as yummy a smell, but just as effective) it’s really up to you! Just add both ingredients and down the hatch it goes!
Hope these 5 easy tips help you with that smelly sink odor!