Kitchens are supposed to be filled with the sweets smells of cooked chicken and steamed vegetables, not days old fish and rotting chicken bones.
But unfortunately, that’s exactly what can happen if bits of food get stuck in your sink’s drain. Not to mention, these pieces can also cause a pretty inconvenient clog. Luckily, getting food particles (and their unappetizing smell) out of your kitchen sink is as simple as it is inexpensive.
The Power of Vinegar and Baking Soda
From the kitchen to the bathroom, there are very few things that baking soda can’t clean. If you want to get a deep clean that also disinfects, a mixture of baking soda and vinegar will do just the trick.
What you’ll need:
- Baking soda
- A medium-sized bucket
- Citrus rinds
- A kettle
Clean out any large pieces of debris that you can see in and around the drain.
Pour 1/4 cup of baking soda into the sink drain. Then, add 1/4 cup of white vinegar. Leave the mixture to sit and bubble for 15 minutes.
Heat up a pot of water and pour it down the drain. If water still doesn’t run down your drain smoothly, repeat steps 1 - 3 again.
Pro Tip: If your sink also has a garbage disposal, throw a few citrus rinds down the disposal and run it with the water turned on. To prevent food and other debris from getting caught in the future, place a drain strainer in your sink.
Still having trouble with your drains? Give the pros a call! We’ll have water flowing through your pipes in no time!