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How do you get a sink to stop smelling?

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We just moved here and the people before us left food in the sink. We cleared out the food, but there is still a horrible smell. I have tried pouring bleach down it, and it works for a few minutes, but then the smell is back. I should also mention that it is the bathroom sink, not the kitchen so I can’t use the disposal.

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February 14th, 2011 at 4:19 pm

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  1. you most likely have a clog, try draino, if that doesnt work get some muratic acid (about $3 at a hardware store for a gallon, or liquid fire, which is sulfuric acid. and more expensive) though i would talk to the landlord if you rent, because he/she should have remedied this before you moved in


    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  2. Clean out the trap.


    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  3. Clean out the trap..


    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  4. If anyone in your house is handy, you could take apart the drain and clean out the pipes (assuming you own. If you rent, call the owners and try to get them to fix it). You could call a plumber otherwise. Maybe Drano would work? It kinda sounds like there’s still food in the pipes or something.

    (Who dumps food down the bathroom sink?!)


    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  5. I would suggest ,removing the pipes under the sink and taking them out to wash them out ,but Im thinking you may have a rodent ,mouse or something even under the floor of your sink ,I would start by removing the pipes ,but remember it could be under the floor in sink .wish yah luck

    loria f

    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  6. Try putting some egg shells down the disposal. This will actually sharpen the blades and take off any excess food. Clean the trap, and then while running the garbage disposal pore some lemon juice down it.


    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  7. vinegar works pour in about half a bottle put the stopper in and leave over night. then do it again in the morning but flush with a couple of kettles of boiling water before you put more vinegar in and leave for 8 to ten hours and flush with a couple more kettles of boiling water works for me

    debbie l

    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  8. Give it a bath
    Spay cologne/perfume
    Tell it to use deodorant
    Spray it with Athlete’s foot Spray


    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  9. try pouring lysol CONCENTRATE down it works for me.


    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm



    U can also ask them all about cleaning tips!


    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  11. Pour Jeyes Fluid down it, you might also want to check all pipes and drains for any blockages and rotting waste, if there aren’t any and the Jeyes fluid doesn’t work then have your drain pumped clean by a proffessional. Personally I hate the smell of Jeyes but there are those people who like the disinfectant hospital smell of it…

    Angel Pie

    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  12. #one if you rent your landlord is responsible for taking of this nasty problem. If not then check to see if their is a clog in the trap. If so take of that first, then pour boiling water down the drain. After that pour pure straight lemon juice down the drain. I have used this combination before. It works like a charm and is very cost effective as well. Good Luck!!!!


    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

  13. try bio drain free drain cleaner works great


    14 Feb 11 at 4:19 pm

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