Is it the smell of dead fish coming from the garbage disposal? It’s not a place anyone wants to be smelling bad odors. That stink must be eliminated immediately!
There are so many amazing inventions in our kitchens that make it possible to spend more time having fun and less doing work. The garbage disposal is one of these amazing inventions. It handles food scraps and prevents kitchen sink clogs. If left unattended, it can smell foul and leave behind bad odors. It is important to learn how to properly clean your garbage disposal and get rid of any unpleasant odors.
This horrible odor is often caused by a combination of grease, soap scum and food particles (aka rotten foods). Over time, food and grease can build up if you don’t use enough water. This buildup or clog can create a bad smell that will stench your kitchen.
Get rid of the Clog
These are the steps you need to take in order to unclog your disposal safely. Never touch the drain while cleaning it. Unplug the disposal first. To check for blockages or large clogs, shine a flashlight in the drain. To remove the blockage, you can use pliers, long tweezers or tongs. Now you can plug the disposal in. Turn on the water first and then run the disposal for at least a minute. Turn off the disposal first, then turn on the water.
Clean the Disposal
Put a plug into the disposal drain to clean it. Fill the sink with 2-3 inches of water, add 2 teaspoons of liquid dish soap and swirl the drain around to make suds. After the soapy water has dried, turn on the garbage disposal. It is also a good idea to scrub the areas that cause this unpleasant odor. Use a dish brush to apply liquid dish soap. Next, scrub all areas that are accessible, including the drain’s rim and basin.
Keep Your Disposal Clean and Fresh
You can keep your disposal clean by grinding some ice cubes into it. This will clean and refresh the chamber. For a fresher scent, some people even make an apple. If the smell persists after you have tried all the above steps, it is possible that your sink has a larger clog. A professional plumber may be required to fix this problem. You can eliminate the smelly fish smell from your kitchen by cleaning out your disposal and learning how to avoid future clogs. Clog Kings Plumbing in Florida is your plumbing expert. Call us for all of your plumbing needs. We are your local experts in clog removal!
This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for Plumber Lakewood ranch FL then look no further because we got you covered!