A sink smells bad because a mold or spore can grow in the drain area from the sink’s overflow drain compartment. The overflow connects to the drain in a double walled area that, by design, retains some standing water. The odor smells like sewer gas. Garbage disposal smells
It is this standing water that provides a medium for growing mold. Use Enforcer’s Drain Care, an enzyme drain buildup remover to cleanse this area. The enzymes will “live” off the crud accumulated there and remove the source of the smell.
Mix one ounce of Enforcer Liquid Drain Care (or one scoop of powered Drain Care) with a pint of warm water. Then with a funnel pour the solution of enzyme drain cleaner into the overflow hole. Do not fret if you lose some of the product into the sink, it will only help clean the trap and drains.
Let this sit overnight and flush the following day with warm water. Repeat the procedure two more times and your sink should be fresh as a daisy.
Never use this procedure with a caustic drain cleaner; this is for enzyme drain cleaners only. If there is any doubt, call the 800 number on the product, or consult a reliable sales representative.
Last, and not the least, call us at 586-776-9532, Gilbert’s Pro Hardware. If we do not sell your drain cleaner, we will do our best to insure you have a product that is safe and will do the job.
Enzymes are also the best cleaners for a stinky disposal. Mix a quart of warm water with 2 ounces of enzyme drain cleaner. Pour the mixture into a running disposal then turn it off. Let sit overnight and voila! You will have a clean disposal and cleaner drain lines.
To properly clean drains filled with disposal sludge you will need at least three applications before they show improved drainage.