Are there pipe odors in your kitchen or bathroom? A simple ingredient present in our fridges can make them disappear in the blink of an eye! But what is it? And how to use it?
When sewage odors settle in the kitchen or bathroom, it’s really unpleasant. If cleaning your siphon regularly solves part of the problem, very often the odors come back and you have to deal with it. Rather than using gels that are harmful to health and the environment, we have scoured the web to find the best natural trick against these foul odors. One of them particularly caught our attention, because beyond its effectiveness, we all have this ingredient in our fridge and it is very simple to make. It is the yogurt technique.
Do you know her? Take a plain yogurt from your fridge and leave it on your work surface for five days, at room temperature, to ferment. Pour it down the scent drain. You can run a light trickle of water so that the yogurt flows to the clog that is causing the problem. Ideally let the lactic acid bacteria work for 48 hours. They will remove smelly dirt. Then rinse with warm water.
We’ve also discovered other tricks (tested and approved) to prevent those bad smells from coming back:
- Make ice cubes of white vinegar and melt one down the drain overnight, once a week.
- Put a tablespoon of oil in the pipes before leaving on vacation. This will prevent water from evaporating, and therefore bad odors when you return from vacation.