When I get home after a long day at work, the last thing we want to ask is: Why does my sink drain smell so bad?
That's because a smelly sink can turn even the most comfortable home into an unpleasant place....😥
When you notice a bad smell coming from your kitchen sink, It could just be bacteria or a blockage, or it could be something more serious, and when it's badly clogged, you'll need to seek professional help.
If it's just a small problem, such as hair buildup or grease clogging, or bad smells caused it is not cleaned for a long time, Here are some ways to fix it.👨🔧
Here are some of the most common reasons why the odours coming up.
1. Bacterial buildup
Odours can come from simple substances such as bacteria, mould and slime build-up. Think about everything in the drain, including food, hair, grease from your food, detergent residual and dirt. When these items get stuck in the pipes, odours are created. Smell often accompanies blockages, so this is a good sign for clearing the pipes.
If grease or fat gets stuck in the kitchen sink drain, it can cause rotten eggs or a mould smell when it condenses. It is important not to pour grease down the drain. If you're in the habit of pouring leftover cooking oils and soups down the drain without straining them first, you may need to change that habit.
3. Mould and mildew
Mould grows in dark, damp places, and sink pipes provide an ideal habitat. The water coming out of the pipes can absorb impurities, dirt, and other substances around them, eventually creating mould and blockages.
If your sink has a distinct rotten egg smell, your water probably has too much sulfate. This is non-toxic, but too much sulfate in the water can also cause drainage problems, meaning the smell can come from the sulfate itself as well as from the blockage.
5. Plumbing installation problem
Sometimes you may notice this smell right after you have done plumbing work or installed new plumbing. This could be due to a plumber's error, such as a leaking pipe or missing components. If you notice an unpleasant smell coming from your sink drain shortly after your plumbing visit, contact your plumber to have them double-check the work.
Luckily, disposing of a smelly sink yourself is often easy until professional involvement is required. If the problem is just a buildup or a slight blockage, this cleaning tip may help.
Gong100 Drain Cleaner
Helps remove odours, bacteria and buildup from kitchen and bathroom drains. Micro-foaming functional ingredients help to easily remove impurities and grime from drains, prevent bacteria from lingering, and can be used for home, bathroom, shower, toilet, washbasin, and sink drains.
What really makes a difference is the micro-foam used in the drain cleaner, which contains functional ingredients that really help to easily remove impurities and grime from the drain.👏
Unlike drain cleaners on the market that often come with strong odours and alcohol or chemical ingredients, this drain cleaner is designed to be used safely at home. It uses oxygen-based bleach that does not contain harmful gases.
The main ingredients are Oxygenated Bleach, Baking soda and Citric Acid. Which is harmless to the human body, but effective to clean bacteria and odours from drains.👌
Each box contains 4 individually packed cleaners. Easy to use, it doesn't require any tools at all. After cleaning the surface of the drain, just pour it on the drain, then pour about 30L of warm water (40~80°C) on the surface where you poured the cleaner and wait for it to foam. Let it sit for 3-4 hours to do its job, then rinse off.
In addition to cleaning up build-up and scum from the drain, it also removes the odours that emanate from the drain pipe.
Excellent sterilization and deodorization effect
Say goodbye to a smelly drain and Freshen your kitchen and bath sinks with just one pack🙆♀️