Smell coming from kitchen sink


Postby KHE » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:57 am

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Please can you help? I have a dreadful smell coming from the sink in the kitchen. The drain is not blocked as the water is flowing freely, the smell is especially bad in the am. I have tried everything. Have you any ideas
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Postby thedoctor » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:57 am

HI take a look at our projects section and go to the projects on waste pipes. IE Waste Traps, how they work.

http://www.diydoctor.org.uk/alphasearch/W.htm

When you get a full understanding of what should be happening with your system you may be able to figure out what is going wrong. For a smell to be getting back into the kitchen then it must be by-passing the trap somehow. This may mean you have something connected to the waste above the trap (washing machine ?).
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Postby Stelf » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:48 pm

Hi KHE,
The Doctor could be right but sometimes sink traps do smell a bit. Try taking the trap off and cleaning it up and a regular dose of Domestos tipped down the sink and left for some time before running any water through works wonders.
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Postby aceone » Fri Jan 23, 2009 5:57 pm

hi... try a bit of bleech overnight
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