The kitchen sink is a quick way to rinse items and wash hands, however if not used properly you can end up with a stinky kitchen sink drain.
Your home is your sanctuary and should be a place to unwind and relax—the last thing you want is an overwhelming odor that is hard to get rid of. We all know that feeling of walking in your front door, only to be hit with a foul smell and you automatically think “what is that?”, then the search for the offender. Often a stinky kitchen sink drain is to blame for the smell. The problem is that the kitchen sink drain is not easily accessed or cleaned. The best way of dealing with this issue is to avoid it altogether by being mindful of what you rinse down the sink.
Tips to Avoid a Stinky Kitchen Sink Drain
Properly Dispose of Cooking Oil and Grease. This means never rinsing any amount of oil or grease down the sink. Grease clogs not only damage your plumbing but are a big reason as to why you could be experiencing a stinky kitchen sink drain. Grease will congeal in your plumbing to form a major clog. As this clog forms it will collect the food scraps that are also washed down the sink. Decaying food stuck to the insides of your pipe is a sure-fire way to get one foul smelling kitchen.
Wipe Out the Mixing Bowl. That butter, milk, cream and flour should be wiped clean from your mixing bowl before you wash it in the sink. These baking items tend to harden quickly and stick to the inside of your plumbing as well and emit a smell. It’s best to completely avoid rinsing them down the sink.
Depend Less on the Garbage Disposal. We get it, garbage disposals are wonderful. They streamline the dish washing process and make things just a little easier. The problem arises when you use yours a bit too frequently. The garbage disposal is a way to get unsightly items out of the kitchen quickly, however it is a major contributor to sink clogs. The food that is rinsed in the garbage disposal is chopped up and then sent down your plumbing, some food though will get stuck inside your plumbing and begin to decay, causing a foul odor.
Clean the Kitchen Sink Frequently. Use a lemon to clean your kitchen sink basin to keep is smelling fresh and looking sparkling. To get that fresh lemon smell in your sink, simply grab a lemon. Slice a lemon in half and sprinkle salt around the sides and bottom of your sink basin. Use the sliced lemon to scrub the sink clean. The citric acid will cut grime, while the salt will help with the scouring process. When you are done scrubbing, use warm water to rinse out the entire sink.
Incorporating Grease Hero into Your Kitchen Routine
Grease Hero is designed to be placed into the top of your kitchen sink drain, so you can quickly and easily pour the used cooking grease into it and then promptly dispose of it. It’s designed with recyclable materials to absorb the oil and grease waste and can be thrown out with your regular garbage. See Grease Hero in action on our YouTube channel. This one easy change in your kitchen cleaning routine will save you money from costly plumbing repairs, the city from expensive sewer damage, and our environment from deadly contamination.