How to Naturally Clean a Smelly Drain

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If there's one thing that can ruin the essence of even the most spotless kitchen, it's a smelly drain. Imagine preparing a delicious dinner meal, only to have a foul, lingering stench spoil your appetite. Yuck! Luckily, you're just a few simple steps and natural ingredients away from eliminating the funk once and for all.

Things You'll Need

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  1. 3/4 cup baking soda
  2. 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  3. Old rag
  4. Boiling water
  5. Ice cubes
  6. Lemon slices

Add Baking Soda

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Pour 3/4 cup baking soda into the drain.

Add Vinegar

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Pour 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar into the drain. The vinegar mixed with the baking soda will cause a chemical reaction to break down residue.

Plug Drain

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Plug the drain with an old rag and let it sit for about 30 minutes so the vinegar and baking soda reaction has plenty of time to work its magic.

Add Boiling Water

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After 30 minutes, remove the rag and pour boiling water into the drain to break up any remaining residue.

Add Ice

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Pour some ice cubes into the drain and turn the garbage disposal on. Grinding the ice will knock loose any stubborn, stuck-on food and gunk.

Add Lemon Slices

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Add a few lemon slices to the drain and turn the garbage disposal on once again for a lemony-fresh scent.

Wipe Clean

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Wipe the area clean with a fresh cloth and your kitchen drain is now odor-free! Click here for instructions on how to clean a dirty, smelly microwave, and here to learn how to naturally polish stainless steel.

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