There are two main reasons that you might come upon a sudden foul smell in your home. Old food might be stuck in your drain or around your garbage disposal. This is the most common reason and what we’ll focus on in today’s blog post. If there’s nothing stuck, you might have a bigger problem. Your sewer system might be backing up and causing a bad smell. Let’s look at how you can eliminate a smelly kitchen sink in San Gabriel County.
How to Check For Sewer Gas Leaks in Your Kitchen
If you think you’re smelling sewer gas, take a look under the sink. You should see a U-shaped pipe somewhere between the sink and the outside pipe system. Take a close look to make sure there isn’t a leak there. If there’s no visible leak, your sewer vent might have a leak, a blockage, or another problem. You need to call a plumber immediately to avoid lingering damage that can get expensive very quickly.
Try Cleaning Your San Gabriel County Sink Area
If there’s no visible leak, it’s time to try cleaning your sink. There are several ways that you can go about this. One of the fastest methods is to pour a natural enzyme-based cleaner down the sink and letting it work on any potential clogs. Be mindful not to use a commercial cleaner like Drano — these kinds of cleaners can be corrosive and cause greater pipe damage.
You might also try dropping some ice cubes down the sink and running your garbage disposal. The disposal will chop up the ice and the chunks will dislodge food particles.
Another natural option involves boiling water, vinegar, and baking soda. Begin by pouring a cup of white vinegar into your drain, followed quickly by a cup of baking soda. Plug the drain with a stopper and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Once enough time has passed, pour a pot of boiling water into the drain. This science experiment has been proven to leave customers with a clean, odor-free kitchen in no time at all.
Still Can’t Get Rid of the Smell? Call Team Rooter of San Gabriel County
If you’ve tried the steps above and still can’t get rid of the odor, don’t wait. Call the plumbing experts at Team Rooter. We’ve been serving San Gabriel County for decades, and we’ll come find the right solution ASAP. Call any time, day or night. It doesn’t matter. We’ll be there as soon as we can. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact us and rid yourself of a smelly kitchen sink today!