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Paulineathome 10-23-2011 05:48 PM

musty smell from kitchen drain
 
how do I get rid of the musty smell coming from my kitchen sink. I have tried drain cleaner and the water drains perfectly.

bob22 10-23-2011 06:39 PM

Is there a garbage disposal attached? If so, crud can build up inside and cause a smell. They make GD cleaners; no idea if they work.
If no GD, then you may have a vent problem causing your trap to empty.

Brigittep72 10-28-2011 11:12 PM

I had this recently. It was so bad that I didn't want to cook. I tried all sorts of household cleaners and those designed specifically for disposals and nothing worked for longer than an hour or so. I'm sure it was the garbage disposal. My plumber said to clean it by putting lots of ice cubes in it. I guess that works if you do it regularly. It didn't work for me bc the sink and disposal was 16 years old. I hated the sink design so I just replaced it all. Finally the smell is gone!

I got a new Insinkerator Evolution with Septic Assist, and I love it. It's so quiet that you can barely tell it's running. Best money I ever spent (including paying a plumber to install it). It no longer smells like a ditch in my kitchen.

Justgaff 10-28-2011 11:58 PM

Ice cubes and lemons into the GD usually cleans them up... Otherwise baking soda and vinegar works too

ben's plumbing 10-29-2011 08:51 AM

years ago there was a cleaner called disposal care mild acid with great smell look on line for it you might get lucky....make sure you trap seal is not being pulled.....ben


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