Home Cleaning Tips & Advice
Getting smells out of a stinky sink drain
Has your sink drain started to smell and it is driving you nuts? Here is how to get rid of the smell.
1/2 cup baking soda
1 cup vinegar
Pour the baking soda down the drain, then follow it with the vinegar... it will be all bubbling, so don't worry, it is supposed to do that! Once it has foamed and bubbled, turn on your cold water, and let it run for 30-60 seconds, or until the baking soda and vinegar seems to have all washed through. Your sink should be smelling great again (although the vinegar scent might stick around for a day or so).
You can also pour vinegar down the sink drain of a sink that isn't used often (such as in the guest bathroom, or the one down in the basement) to help prevent bacteria from building up, which will make it smell.
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