Friday, March 12, 2010
Stinky Drain Prevention
You'd think that a sink wouldn't get so dirty since water (a pretty clean thing) goes down it a lot. Sure you can treat the problem once it surfaces: baking soda, vinegar, bleach, lemon juice, to name few .... (be careful not to mix chemicals in a sink drain. Yipes!) But an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...
Here's how you can slow the stink from forming in your sink. It's really quite simple. When finished using a sink/drain, just flush it with good, old, inexpensive cold water. Normally we wash our hands, dishes, and take showers in warm/hot water. Since, bacteria needs a warm, moist environment to grow, all this warm/hot water is great for stink!
This same idea works well for keeping dish clothes odor-free. Rinse with cold water and then wring out. Note: Dish clothes should be changed frequently (like every day or two) to prevent bacteria too.