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Old 04-07-2009, 11:18 PM   #1
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Ok so I noticed a bad odor from my kitchen sink. My sink is a double stainless steel with pcv drain. Just installed about 2 months ago. I pored straight bleech in the sink and let it sit for 15 min. I just did that an hour ago. So I'm not sure if it worked. Maybe some food? But I'm used to the smell now since I been home all night. When I get home tomorrow from work I'll be able to tell. Any ideas?

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Old 04-07-2009, 11:54 PM   #2
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Ok so I noticed a bad odor from my kitchen sink. My sink is a double stainless steel with pcv drain. Just installed about 2 months ago. I pored straight bleech in the sink and let it sit for 15 min. I just did that an hour ago. So I'm not sure if it worked. Maybe some food? But I'm used to the smell now since I been home all night. When I get home tomorrow from work I'll be able to tell. Any ideas?
Hmm, pouring straight bleach into the sink may not be a good idea since many have said that it will eat away at the PVC pipe, although the trap is easily replaced.

I heard that grinding a lemon in the garbage disposal is a good way to get rid of the smell.

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Old 04-08-2009, 06:33 AM   #3
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Does the sink have a disposal - the most likely cause of odors. If yes run a lot of ice through it to break up any particles and then a lemon as recommended above. There is also a specific disposal cleaning product that is sold at lowes/HD, etc. that you run through them - does a pretty good job of clearing out the smells.
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You can take the drain apart under the sink & clean out the gunk.. It will work for a while... I have the same prob. my dishwasher is tied to sink drain.. I just use a little bleach now & then
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I don't have a garbage disposal. I said a double stainless steel sink with obviously 2 drains into one trap.
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If the trap isn't full enough, you'll get some poop gas making its way back to the drap.
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Had one that was due to food trapped in the dishwasher drain line that feeds the sink drain. Had to flush it through the air break.
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Soap scum , etc will collect in & on the walls of the PVC.. Take the drain apart you will see it

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