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Why Does My Kitchen Drain Smell So Bad?

Kitchen sinks see a lot of horrors over the years. Grease, old macaroni and cheese, and other nastiness has probably made it into your sink. It’s unfortunate, but it’s the truth. Now, you have a nasty smell coming out of your kitchen sink drain and you don’t know why.

Today we’re going to be taking a look at why your drain might be smelling poorly and what you can do about it.

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Though unappetizing, these things do happen.

Sometimes the build-up of bacteria in your drain creates an unpleasant odor. It happens to the best of kitchen sinks. In controlled quantities, bacteria can be beneficial to your drain just as it can be beneficial to your digestive system. However, when it grows out of control, problems can arise. The smell, for instance is one such problem.

To help alleviate the smell issue, you can pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain and see if it clears up the smell. If that doesn’t work, add some dish soap to the mixture. Another option is to try tossing about 1\4 cup of baking soda down followed by about 1\4 cup of white vinegar.

If neither of those suggestions make any impact then you might have to call on your local Eldersburg, MD plumbing service.

Wait, did you just get home from vacation?

If you have been gone for a few days, then there is an alternative to the clog. It’s possible that the water in your sewer gas trap has evaporated.

Stay with us. So, inside of the cabinet beneath your kitchen sink is a pipe that should curve into a sort of horse-shoe shape. Water is meant to collect here and block sewer gases from making their way up through the pipe to your nose.

However, if the trap has a leak or the water has evaporated from several weeks of not being used, then the smell shall prevail. So, if you’ve just gotten home from a vacation, then try filling the drain with some water after you open a window.

If the smell persists, then see what your local plumbing service in Eldersburg, MD has to say.

All in all, if you’re not sure what to do about that pesky smell, call on plumbing services in Maryland.

Michael Runk Plumbing and Heating is here to scare that smell away. We are a full-service team of plumbing professionals who are ready to tackle the jobs in your home.

You can contact us at (410) 781-6791 or on the contact page on our website. Don’t delay. Call us today.

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