It can happen over time and with poor maintenance that funny odors emerge from the pipes. So, for the past few days, have you been smelling sewage that seems to come from the pipes in your house?
Do not panic, there are solutions! Curiosity Insights offers you today several tips, advice and products to quickly remove bad smells from pipes. Have a good cleaning!
1. Clean the siphon to eliminate bad odors
The very first thing to do before looking any further is to check and clean the siphon. It is curious to say because the siphon is installed precisely to prevent odors from re-entering the pipe.
The siphon is that part of the pipe which is curved and which contains a little water which (in principle) prevents odors from rising to the surface. Here’s how to clean a siphon under the sink:
- Look under the kitchen sink or bathroom sink and locate the siphon (curved pipe with easy access).
- Place a container under the siphon and unscrew the siphon (there is the opportunity a plug designed for this purpose).
- Empty the water from the siphon and remove hair and other dirt from it.
- Once the siphon is well cleaned, it is simply put back in place.
To avoid bad odors in the pipes, clean the siphon once or twice a year.
2. Eliminate odors from pipes with bicarbonate
The use of baking soda is a great idea to remove odors, so why not use it to deodorize drains?
- Sprinkle the equivalent of 2 tablespoons of baking soda
- Also, sprinkle a tablespoon of coarse salt
- Pour a large glass of boiling water and leave to act for several hours
- Pour a pot of boiling water to finish cleaning (be careful not to burn yourself)
Replace boiling water with white vinegar to eliminate odors even more efficiently and quickly.
3. Drainage clogged and bad odors!
A partially clogged pipe can of course cause bad odors everywhere in the house! So to avoid foul odors it is best to always keep the pipes clean and free of all residues.
To unclog a pipe a really effective trick is to use lye. This solution is effective for unclogging and deodorizing the pipes in the house.
- Mix the soda lye with a sufficient amount of water
- Pour the solution directly into the pipe and leave to act for 8 hours
- Rinse with plenty of water for a few minutes
Before using the washing soda, always put on protective gloves and goggles and, above all, be careful of splashes.
4. Coffee grounds against sewage odors!
Why throw away your coffee grounds? The use of coffee grounds is popular on 10-trucs.com both to repel insects and to deodorize the pipes!
Indeed, you can use the coffee grounds collected in a filter or a pod to eliminate odors. Here’s how to do it:
- Drop the coffee grounds into the pipe
- Then pour boiling water to finish
You can also add baking soda to the coffee grounds for an even more effective deodorizing action of your pipes and pipes.
5. Simply white vinegar
For regular maintenance of the pipes in the house and to eliminate odors, white vinegar is ideal.
- Pour 220 ml or the equivalent of a glass of white vinegar water directly into the pipe.
- Leave on for a few hours or overnight before rinsing off with hot water.
Again, to be even more effective as an odor suppressant add baking soda before pouring in the vinegar.
6. Pour moldy yogurt in the pipes
An effective anti-odor grandma’s recipe is the use of yogurt! Yes yes, yogurt to pour directly into the pipes of the house.
In fact, moldy yogurt contains high acidity as well as a large number of bacteria that will overcome bad smells in the pipes of the house.
Leave the natural, moldy yogurt to work for at least 24 hours in the pipes before rinsing it off with hot water for a few minutes.
The smells should be completely gone with this trick.