Post by rockymtngirl on Jul 20, 2021 19:45:17 GMT -5
My kitchen drains (one in particular) are so gross. I took them apart recently and cleaned out some black sludge 🤢 and it improved but I can still smell them. I have tried the vinegar and baking soda trick and it seemed to make no difference. I used drano and it didn’t seem to do anything either. I don’t think there’s an actual blockage because the water drains fine it just stinks a lot.
Lye/draino, poured slowly around the rim so it coats the sides of the pipe. Let sit as long as possible. Rinse with very hot water. Then bleach the next day after regular use. You dont want to be adding bleach if theres any possibility of lye still in the drain. Repeat as necessary.
Also, if theres a lot of buildup you will probably need several applications of lye to remove.
If that doesn’t work, I will put a small amount (1/4c) of hyrdrogen peroxide down the drains at night when it can sit for hours undisturbed. You might need multiple treatments if its really bad. It “eats” away at the grossness without damaging the pipes. It works wonders in the bathrooms too.