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Sakirjaman

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Re: stinky sink
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2013, 11:32:33 PM »
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I use a combination of:
i)  Salt
ii) Vinegar
iii) Hot Water
iv) Dish Soap

Over time, drains do begin to smell. There may be nothing blocking the drain, just some month old grease residue and remnants of the rest of the stuff that tends to go down the drain.

Mix about 1/2 gallon of it together, with the following quanapplesies:

    1 cup vinegar
    1/2 cup table salt (not coarse!!)
    Enough soap to make it "sudsy"

Pour it down the drain and let it sit in the trap for 10 - 15 minutes, then flush with more hot water.

I do that about once / monthly and it keeps the odor down rather well.

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Sakirjaman

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Re: stinky sink
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2013, 08:42:12 PM »

Stinky sinks generally result from bacteria growth inside the overflow bowl part of the sink. Look around the inside top of the sink bowl and you'll see some overflow holes.

Bacteria can start growing inside the overflow bowl. The way to safely kill the bacteria is to get some hydrogen peroxide insde that sink bowl. Use 3% hydrogen peroxide (the kind you get at your local drug store).

The way we do is to put the hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and then spray, spray, spray through the overflow hole... making sure to spray in all directions into the bowl. Repeat as needed. This has worked well for us.

Another way would be to shove an old wash rag down the sink drain just far enough to stop up the place where the sink bowl overflow drains into the sink drain. Then take a funnel (will probably have to be a small size) and pour several bottles of hydrogen peroxide into the overflow hole. I could take a lot of hydrogen peroxide so spraying might be the simplest way.

However you do it, the trick is to introduce hydrogen peroxide into the sink overflow bowl. That will kill the bacteria and make your sink fresh as a daisy.

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rmdecker
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Thanks for sharing details.
Experiencing two males and two (male) pet cats, I wind up playing “What’s In which Smell? ” far more often than I like. Most of the time, I can trace the way to obtain the stench back to among the males. Most of the time… but sometimes the original source is a nasty sink deplete. Fortunately, smelly drains are easy to clean and, if you come up with a habit of it, you are able to keep them odor-free.
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Re: stinky sink
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2013, 03:12:12 AM »
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Justanothercowgirl

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Re: stinky sink
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2005, 09:42:55 AM »
Our bathroom drains would stink to high heaven when we drained the tub, the stink would come out of the overflow drain as well as the sink drain.  I saw the post on here about using peroxide and put that into the drains and into the overflow and the stink is gone!!!  Excellent tip, thanks so much!!!

anngolobic

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Re: stinky sink
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2005, 12:24:31 PM »
I boil my vinegar before pouring it over the baking soda that's in the drain.  You should cover the drain after pouring in the vinegar because there are gases.  Do not use drain for at least 30 min.  Good luck.

Cassandana

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Re: stinky sink
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2005, 08:05:54 PM »
My suggestion would be to take off the P-trap under the sink. I bet it is lined with slimy gook. You can either replace it with a new one or after you have taken it off, clean it with a bottle brush. ONce the P t-trap is off you could also take out the pop up drain and run a bottle brush down the drain tube.

granny_d

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Re: stinky sink
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2005, 02:10:56 PM »
THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH ;D :-*.  now i can stop blaming those rotten little teenagers (i mean my kids)it got away from me again.  i'll give it a try.  i have this horrible picture of the creature from the black lagoon coming up outta there though. :o  i'm new to this frugal stuff.  but a chapter 13 bankruptcy 6 years after a chapter 7 i gotta do something.  any tips on newbies and how to start??  i use cupons, haven't bought a name brand in years,  just seems to be too much month left at the end of the money.  i make a decent salary and my husband is disabled, but the court takes out soooo much every pay peroid for the next 3 years.  could really use some encouragement on this new stuff cause i won't get another credit card ever ever ever and i won't declare bankruptcy again.  any help would be greatly appreciated  granny d

rmdecker

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Re: stinky sink
« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2005, 09:17:40 AM »
Stinky sinks generally result from bacteria growth inside the overflow bowl part of the sink. Look around the inside top of the sink bowl and you'll see some overflow holes.

Bacteria can start growing inside the overflow bowl. The way to safely kill the bacteria is to get some hydrogen peroxide insde that sink bowl. Use 3% hydrogen peroxide (the kind you get at your local drug store).

The way we do is to put the hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle and then spray, spray, spray through the overflow hole... making sure to spray in all directions into the bowl. Repeat as needed. This has worked well for us.

Another way would be to shove an old wash rag down the sink drain just far enough to stop up the place where the sink bowl overflow drains into the sink drain. Then take a funnel (will probably have to be a small size) and pour several bottles of hydrogen peroxide into the overflow hole. I could take a lot of hydrogen peroxide so spraying might be the simplest way.

However you do it, the trick is to introduce hydrogen peroxide into the sink overflow bowl. That will kill the bacteria and make your sink fresh as a daisy.

Our Best,
rmdecker

granny_d

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stinky sink
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2005, 05:53:52 AM »
 :-X :-X :-X  please help.....  someone anyone   my bathroom sink stinks.  i put  baking soda and vinegar down it.   boiling water.  nothing helps.  i think those rotten little teenagers  (sorry it got away from me)  i think my children may have gotten something in there and won't fess up   please  we have to poopy to make it smell better.  the rest of the drains in the house are fine   anyone???

 

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