Every now and then, we notice a stinky smell from the drain. This is almost inevitable due to the amount of food waste entering the drain. Don’t worry, we have a trick that makes it easy to neutralize this odor. And it’s handy, because you probably have all the ingredients at home already!
This is probably one of the most common irritations in households: a foul odor from the drain in your bathroom or kitchen. You have cleaned everything nicely, everything shines, but a foul odor keeps coming out of the drain. This odor is caused by mold, because food scraps always remain in the drain. Especially when it is hot or raining heavily outside, the drain can quickly emit an unpleasant odor.
There are a huge number of chemical products on the market that can remove this odor from your drain, but these products are often extremely harmful to your health and the environment. An air freshener is an option, but this does not address the problem at its core. It only deals with the symptom.
Fortunately, miracles still happen and there is a remedy that makes it easy to remove these odors without any harmful effects on the environment. You only need three things for this, which you probably already have at home.
How do you proceed?
To make the remedy for those bad smells, use the following products:
- 100 grams of baking soda
- 1 cup of white wine vinegar
- Half a liter of hot water
Bring the water to a boil, add the white wine vinegar as soon as it boils, and mix well. Then sprinkle the baking soda in the relevant drain and pour the vinegar mixture into it. The drain is going to fizz, but don’t be shocked by this. This is the intention! Cover the drain for about an hour and then flush it with water. You will then notice that all bad odors have disappeared!