I'm having a stinky kitchen drain problem. It's a double bowl kitchen
sink with a food disposer on one side. The black ABS drain pipes are
gunked up with rot/slime. I've already tried flushing with bleach. but
that doesn't do the job.
I'm hoping not to have to disassemble the drains to clean the pipes,
and am thinking of using some sort of foaming cleaner. I was intrigued
by a foaming toilet cleaner advertised on TV by that Billy Mays guy,
specifically because it is also a disinfectant (I think).
Any opinions about this approach? Anyone care to share a cure that has
If the ABS from the disposal is not pitched / slanted towards the
drain you could have water backing towards the disposal and sitting
in the pipe - hence rot/slime.
I would investigate and clean the pipes. Biggest part of the job is
getting everything out from under the sink, so one can work.
Fill the disposal with ice cubes and then run it, cycle this once or
twice... a "cootie" in the disposal....??
Ordinarily, IMO when things are right, drain cleaners are not
necessary, but some might benefit from the use. M-80 (kidding)?
I've found that any 'weird' odars usally come from the garbage
disposal. I sometimes turn on the garbage disposal, and put cubes of
ice down it. It seems to get rid of any left over food, and when my
baking soda is expired from my frig, that goes down the drain too.
This keeps any drain odors to a minium for me.
tom @ www.Consolidated-Loans.info
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