If your sink smells bad, do not assume it is just the way it goes. Sink stink is a common problem in the kitchen and bathroom sinks. Our Boca Raton plumbers are here to help you eliminate the sink stink for good. There are several methods available to combat sink stink yet there is no guarantee they will work. If the techniques detailed below do not freshen up your sink, give our Boca Raton plumbers a call for professional assistance. We will get to the bottom of the problem and get rid of the sink stink on your behalf.
1) Try a Combination of Baking Soda and Vinegar
Mixing the proper amount of baking soda with vinegar creates a solution that will freshen up your sink and dissolve clogs. However, this liquid concoction will only be able to eliminate minor clogging. If you have a significant clog, it is better to reach out to our Boca Raton plumbers for professional assistance. A cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar will be necessary to clean the sink. Put the baking soda directly down into the sink drain. Pour the cup of vinegar after the baking soda. Let this mixture work its magic for at least 15 minutes. Once 15 minutes passes, flush the drain with hot water. Come back to the room another 15 minutes later, take a big whiff and you just might find the sink stink is gone.
2) Lemons and Ice Might do the Trick
Some sink stink can be removed with the simple combination of lemons and ice. You will need two halved and peeled lemons along with two cups of ice. Put the peeled and halved lemons in the sink drain. Put the ice in the sink drain afterward. Operate the garbage disposal for at least 10 seconds. You might notice the stink is no longer present after operating the garbage disposal. However, it might take a few minutes for the combination of ice and lemons to thwart the stink. Come back to the room with the smelly sink 5-10 minutes later to get a sense of whether the odor is dissipating, completely gone or still present.
3) Ice and Borax
Ask those who have owned their home for decades about the best methods for sink stink removal and you will find many tout the merits of a combination of borax and ice. You will need two cups of ice along with three tablespoons of borax to get the job done right. Start out by putting the three tablespoons of borax in the sink drain. Next, put the two cups of ice into the sink. Operate the garbage disposal for at least 10 seconds.
4) Ice and Salt
If you do not have lemons, borax, baking soda and vinegar, you might be able to eliminate your sink stink with the combination of salt and ice. You will need a couple of cups of ice along with a cup of salt to get the job done right. Put the salt in the sink drain followed by the ice. Run your garbage disposal 10-15 seconds and come back to the room 10 minutes later to determine if the odor is still present.
5) Plain hot Water Might Thwart the Odor
In some cases, flushing the odorous drain with hot water is all that is necessary. Though it will take some time to get the water at the right temperature, it is well worth the wait. Fill a small pot with water. Heat the water until it reaches a boil. Pour the boiling water down the drain. Water at this temperature will likely flush out any food remnants stuck within the drain. Do not use lukewarm water. Hot water is essential for destroying bacteria within the sink drain.
6) Ask for Assistance from a Skilled Boca Raton Plumber
There is a chance the methods detailed above will not work or merely temporarily mask the sink stink. If this is the case, reach out to our local plumbers in Boca Raton. Our plumbing crew will figure out what is causing the sink stink and address it to eliminate the odor. We have all the tools, equipment and knowledge necessary to thwart just about every type of sink stink.
Erica's Plumbing and Restoration
If you are having trouble with sink stink or have any other plumbing problem, our Boca Raton plumbers are here to help. Give us a call at (561) 245-7435 as soon as any plumbing problems arise.