Many people only associate baking soda going down the drain with unclogging some type of blockage. However, baking soda has other uses as well. One of the best uses is simply removing odors from your pipes and drains. If you have recently noticed an odor emanating from your drains, you may want to go out and buy yourself a cheap box of baking soda.
The best way to remove odors with baking soda is to simply run some hot water down the drain, then put a small amount of baking soda down the drain with a small chaser of water or vinegar. You do not want to put enough vinegar to create a large foaming action. You simply way to get the baking soda down the pipe. When baking soda dries, it absorbs odors. This will often work when the odor is just starting out. However, if you notice that the odor comes back almost immediately, then your drain or pipe has a bigger problem.
As water goes down your drains, it carries with it, remnants of anything you had in your sink. Your drains may get bits of food debris, grease, and even little items that randomly wound up in your sink. In the pipes, these items begin to dry and solidify. What you get when that happens is buildup that leads to a clog where nothing will go down the drain. You face odors first, then clogged pipes that require a professional touch to repair.
If baking soda did not do the trick, then reach out to us here at Open Drains right away. Odors are one sign your drains and pipes give off that there is buildup. The buildup you smell can quickly become a clog if you do not take care of it right away. We can do everything from inspecting your drains and pipes to removing any buildup that could lead to a clog down the line. Call us to find out more today!
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