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Keep your Kitchen Sink Smelling Fresh and Clean, Naturally


Does your kitchen sink have a bit of a stink?

Sinks are often a hotbed of bacteria, which makes them prone to smelly situations. Cleaning products, such as sprays and soaps, are a great way to keep your home free from germs and bacteria. But sometimes it’s also a good idea to clean your home the natural way, without any chemicals. You can keep your kitchen sink smelling clean and fresh, using just boiling water, white vinegar, and citrus fruits.

Boiling Water


If your kitchen sink has a funky smell, start off by killing any possible bacteria by flushing it out with boiling hot water. Boil a large pot or kettle of water, and then pour the water down the kitchen sink. The boiling water will help to banish germs and loosen any food that may have gotten stuck in the drain. Protect yourself from the hot water by wearing oven mitts or rubber gloves.

Distilled White Vinegar

If a smell still lingers, grab some distilled white vinegar from the pantry. White vinegar provides a deep clean for your drain. Pour one cup of the vinegar down the drain, and then let it rest for 20-30 minutes. Finally, flush out the sink with hot tap water for a natural clean.

Citrus Fruits

Lemons, Limes, Grapefruits and Oranges are all natural deodorizers. Now you can add some sweet smelling citrus fruit to your repertoire of cleaning products. If you have a garbage disposal in your sink, use citrus to keep it clean and fresh. Cut up citrus fruit into wedges, and then toss them down the kitchen sink. Turn on the garbage disposal and grind up the fruits to head off a smelly drain. The acid in the fruits also acts as a natural disinfectant, keeping your sink clean and smelling great.


If your sink still has a stink after you’ve taken these measures, they you may have a drain issue. Contact STAR Home Comfort to help un-clog a blocked sink and keep your home smelling fresh.

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