Are your drains starting to stink up your home? Don’t subject yourself to odor torture—instead, improve your home’s comfort by keeping your drains clean and smelling fresh throughout the day! Use the following tips to eliminate drain odors and keep your home smelling nice.
- Clean Your Garbage Disposal
Garbage disposals are notoriously the smelliest drains in the home, and it’s easy to see why. Odors from your garbage disposal can get worse and worse over time, so it’s important that you keep your garbage disposal as clean as possible. Running your garbage disposal with ice and rock salt in it can help to break up and scrape away the food particles that are causing drain odors. You can also try running your garbage disposal after dropping lime, lemon, or orange peels into it.
- Use Baking Soda and Vinegar
Baking soda is a commonly used natural cleaning agent, and is often utilized to absorb refrigerator odors. You can keep your drains clean and odor-free by pouring baking soda and vinegar into them. The reaction from this combination helps to scrub your drains clean. Let the solution sit for five to ten minutes, then flush with hot water.
- Contact a Drain Cleaning Service
For odors that just don’t seem to go away, contact a drain cleaning service to have your entire drain line professionally cleaned. This is ideal for drains where the odor sources are located deep within the line and surface-level drain cleaning methods are ineffective. Professional drain cleaning techniques can reach deep down into your dirty drains to make sure that they are completely clean.
For expert drain cleaning services in the Arlington area, contact All Plumbing, Inc. We’ll help you keep your drains running clear and odor free. Call (571) 451-2971 for professional plumbing, hydro-jetting, water main repair, and other drain-related care and maintenance services.