Baking Soda and Vinegar
Turn on the garbage disposal and pour 1 cup of dry baking soda down, along with a cup of distilled white vinegar, to help remove strong odors.
In a pinch, vinegar can be used on its own along with cool water.
How do you unclog a kitchen sink with a garbage disposal?
How To Unclog A Kitchen Sink With A Garbage Disposal
- Start by unplugging the garbage disposal.
- Use a natural cleaner made from ¼ cup baking soda followed by ½ cup vinegar.
- Allow water to run for a few minutes to clear the clog.
- Repeat as necessary.
- If the clog remains after using this procedure a few times, use a flashlight to peer into the drain.
How do you clean a sink without a disposal?
Even with a strainer, grease and the occasional bit of food can make their way into the pipes, causing odors over time. You can prevent this by occasionally sprinkling some baking soda down the drain, followed by white vinegar and then some hot water to flush it all away.
What can I use to clean out my garbage disposal?
Homemade disposal and drain cleaner made with baking soda and vinegar can help to clean the chamber of the garbage disposal as well as the top of the drain pipe. Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda into the garbage disposal, then slowly and carefully pour 1/2 cup of vinegar into the disposal.
Is it OK to pour bleach down the sink?
Bleach is a powerful, toxic substance that should be used carefully and properly, and pouring it down a drain is not a proper use. Bleach can react with other substances in your pipes, potentially release fumes, and further plug up the system. Pouring bleach down them will do much more harm than good.
Can you put Drano down a kitchen sink with a garbage disposal?
If your sink doesn’t have a garbage disposal, use Drano® Kitchen Granules Clog Remover. It creates heat inside your drain to melt and dislodge greasy clogs. For a garbage disposal with a clog, use Drano® Max Gel Clog Remover, or for drain odor, try Drano® Dual-Force Foamer Clog Remover.
Can you plunge a kitchen sink with a garbage disposal?
Garbage disposals shred food waste and other scraps so that you can flush them down your kitchen drain pipes. If the clog is in the disposal drain pipe, you can often clear it using a regular sink plunger. However, if the clog is in the disposal unit, you must clear this before you’ll be able to plunge the drain.
Can you use Drano in a kitchen sink with a garbage disposal?
Drano® Max Gel Clog Remover , Drano® Dual-Force® Foamer Clog Remover, Drano® Max Build-Up Remover, and Drano® Liquid Drain Cleaner may be safely used to unclog a kitchen sink. Short answer: Yes, you can put Drano in a garbage disposal, but read the instructions carefully.