How to Eliminate Odours
Nasty odours are one of the side effects of blockages. In most cases, a drain becomes blocked when large items get stuck in the strainer or begin to clog up the drainage pipe. These items then rot and bacteria breeds, releasing the nasty smell.
Frequent cleaning of kitchen and bathroom sinks is a sure-fire way to keep drains free of unwanted debris. Weekly use of a homemade natural remedy, like a baking soda and vinegar solution, is a good habit to develop, keeping grease, grime and bad odours at bay.
Good waste disposal practices will also reduce bad odours and the likelihood of future blocked drains:
- In the kitchen, use a rubbish or compost bin, instead of the sink, to dispose of leftover food cooking oil, and any paper products
- In the bathroom, consider using a plughole filter to prevent a blockage from hair and other proteins.