The bad smell and unpleasant stench that comes out of the pipes and drains in our kitchen, can make our lives more difficult, as we cannot find a definitive solution to eliminate this fetid smell from our house , however, with some homemade and practical tricks, you can test its effective results and feel the environment more hygienic.
How to remove bad smell from kitchen pipes?
Even when the sink is used diligently and carefully, inevitably food particles, grease and other nasty things make their way down the drain and then we wake up to a foul odor coming out of the sink. To begin, we must try these 3 tricks to get rid of the garbage that has stuck in our pipes.
1. Hot water and dish soap
Start by filling the sink with hot soapy water, and then put a plug in the sink. Mix it very well, and then simply remove the cap, the water will drain in greater quantity, which is different from leaving only the tap open and only a trickle of water falls, since if we fill the sink, the amount of water can drag all the garbage in the pipes .
2. Ice cubes, coarse salt and lemon peels
If you continue to smell bad, the next step is to make sure that any lingering food particles are completely removed. The combination of ice cubes, coarse salt and lemon is a cleaning wonder that can be very effective.
We throw some ice cubes and a handful of coarse salt through the pipe, we will have to remove the grid so that the cubes can pass. The ice helps remove the food while the salt scrubs the sides. To achieve better results, we can repeat the rinse and then grind some lemon peels to give it freshness. This is a good option, however if you still need more ideas, go to the next step.
3. Vinegar, ice cubes and lemon peels
A good trick for this preparation is to freeze the lemon peels in white vinegar , and then we must grind it to eliminate it through the pipeline.
Cut a lemon into small squares (quarter of its size) and place it in an ice cube tray, pour white vinegar in it, you must leave it overnight in the refrigerator, then remove the cubes from the tray, and you can pour them whole down the drain (or chop it) and in this way we will drag even more all those fetid food particles that are stuck.
Other techniques for removing trash from pipes
1. Boiling water
The simple power of hot water can eliminate pipe odor and should not be underestimated. If you just boiled water for something, don’t let it cool on the stove. Instead, pour it down the sink. This can be enough to avoid or remove drainage odors that are not so strong, in addition to this we can eliminate the garbage that is in the older pipes.
2. Baking soda, vinegar and boiling water
This seems to be a surefire way to get rid of bad odors of kitchen pipes – it’s a bubbly mixture of baking soda and vinegar mixed with boiling water. You can also do it with variations and combinations with coarse salt, lemon juice and essential oils, and try which one gives you the best results.
We will need:
- 1 cup of baking soda
- 2 cups of vinegar.
- Boiling water
Mix the baking soda with the vinegar, and we will let it rest for a couple of minutes, then add the hot water, remember that the hotter the water is, the more bacteria it kills. The more bacteria you kill and eliminate, the longer it takes for the stench to reappear.
Another option with the same formula:
Pour a handful of baking soda down the drain that should be dry, avoid flushing water for about 15 to 30 minutes. After this time, pour white vinegar down the drain, and you will be able to hear bubbles form. You should let it act for 15 more minutes before pouring water normally down the drain.
How to keep the drain clean and odor-free?
To avoid the accumulation of residues it is advisable to sprinkle baking soda down the drain periodically.
This formula works that baking soda can absorb odors. So you can do this after washing the dishes or just once a week, but it’s especially useful when the sink isn’t going to be used for a while.