Learn how to reduce kitchen sink smell by cleaning your pipes.
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We are got to have to take the drain and trap out, and clean it. So we will take it out, take it out of the lab and I will show how to get it nice and clean and smelling fresh.
Now we are out the lab, we can proceed to clean the complete trap system. Now this is where the—Wow! That is where the smell comes from because down in the trap, that residual from washing dishes, cleaning the veggies has now build up in the trap and it is starting to decompose and you get that odor.
So every now and then, you have to take it off and clean it, because what builds up inside, I will just put it into this bottle here, now you can see that—that is what builds up and you get real raunchy smell.
First of all, work somewhere out on the back deck or out in the lab, like I am, we are out in the garage. Take a phosphate-free detergent, add it to about 0.4 quarts of water—about a cup full, put it in and let is soak. Now while I am soaking, you can proceed to go off and get yourself some rubber gloves because it is going to take a while before you get right into cleaning.
You have the trap here soaking for about 10 minutes. Now, let us ready for the bottle brush, well, it looks a little peculiar to have a bottle brush here attached to a ruler. A measuring ruler can be used though by simply molding through with the stool bolt and a couple of washers to extend that length of the bottle brush, so that you can get down nice and deep into the trap.
And here we go, down we go, and cleaning it out. Hmm boy, that sure smells nice and fresh now. We will dry that off and take it up and install it.
Being that this is ABS plastic, there is absolutely no tools required whatsoever to put it back. If it was copper or brass, you would use adjustable pliers, so let us put this back in the place.
Now there, the piping all back in place, and nice, clean smelling drain and nice fresh kitchen. That was no difficult either.