Does your kitchen smell?
Have you noticed a particular smell –Αποφράξεις Αντωνίου– that is coming from your pipes? You could also have odors in your house but you were not able to locate where they are coming from. Today, we are going to discuss these issues we just mentioned and give you solutions regarding unpleasant odors!
The only thing you need to do is to keep an eye on the odors and notice if they are getting stronger or weaker by the time you take action to get rid of them. If they are weaker or completely gone then you have succeeded in removing them, if not, we are going to give you some ideas on where they could be coming from. Let’s see why does your kitchen smell?
Most of the times that you are washing the dishes small pieces of food scraps end up in your drain –Αποφράξεις Πειραιάς. They could either go down to the sewers or they could stick at the inside of your pipes. This way, when you are washing your dishes, other particles are sticking on to the already existing food scraps creating a mass.
As you have already imagined, this mass is not going to smell like flowers as it is composed by one week’s food or even more. This way, especially during summer, your kitchen
You might have not noticed it yet, but your kitchen could have mold. Mold is one of the sneakiest things that can grow in your house and most of the time it is really hard to get rid of it. Even if you do not have a visual contact with it, mold could be the reason why your kitchen has this unpleasant odor.
If you want to make sure that your house is mold-free, check in places like the walls behind your fridge, the floor under your fridge, in places where you keep vegetables like potatoes, the floor located above your basement or the walls that contact your bathroom. Mold could also be formed under your sink so make sure to check it out regularly.
Humidity is a pain in your neck as it can create a series of problems to your house. If your house is not getting enough sunlight or if you are not having proper ventilation, there is a chance that you will be leaving in a humidity environment.
To get rid of the humidity, you need to leave your windows open as much as possible to allow ventilation –Αποφράξεις Αργυρούπολη– and ensure that the temperature of your house is normal (not too hot or too cold).
How to get rid of the smells
You might have bad odors in your kitchen but this does not mean that you have to tolerate them! Here are some tips that will help you clean your house and have it smelling nice!
Clean your kitchen
It might sound pretty straightforward, but you need to clean your kitchen often. Once or twice a week, you should clean the sink, your table, your counter tops and even mop the floor. It is likely that when you are cooking, oils and other products are falling on the floor or sticking at the counter tops and generally producing smells. If you clean your kitchen often, these smells will go away.
You should also consider doing a “spring clean” twice a year so that you will deep clean all the surfaces of your kitchen. And do not forget the inside of your cupboards and pantry! Odors -Αποφράξεις Αγία Βαρβάρα- could be coming from there too!
Disinfect all the surfaces
Another important tip is to disinfect your kitchen. Once a month -or more if you like- you can disinfect your whole kitchen by using either chlorine, disinfectants or natural ingredients.
This will help you not only have a better quality of life in your kitchen, but it will also help you get rid of any bacteria and microorganisms that live in your kitchen. Many of these produce odors when they are reproducing and they can also be dangerous for your health.
Clean your fridge
This might seem weird to you, but the smells in your kitchen could be coming from your fridge. Yes that is correct. Mold can be formed in your fridge as well, despite the low temperatures.
Make sure to discard any old and bad fruit and vegetables and do not overload your fridge. If something goes bad in it, clean the whole shelf or container so that you will not be left with unpleasant odors.
Pro tip: Baking soda in your fridge will gather up most unpleasant smells, leaving your fridge fresh even if you are away on vacation!
Use boiling water
Boiling water works wonders in your kitchen drain. In order to avoid any future clogs or to avoid the buildup of food scraps in your pipes, you can run some hot water in your sink every time you wash your dishes.
Boiling water is also great when it comes to product buildup in your drain pipes. Add a tablespoon of salt in a pot of boiling water and throw it in your sink!
Vinegar and baking soda
Vinegar is known for its antiseptic and cleaning abilities. You need to put vinegar in your cleaning supplies as it will help you get rid of any smell in your kitchen.
If you pour a cup of baking soda and another cup of vinegar in your sink, the reaction of these two will dissolve any buildup and free your sink drain! Baking soda will also absorb any bad smells.
Pro tip: Leave a little container filled up to the top with baking soda somewhere in your kitchen. Baking soda is known to absorb odors and it gives a fresh smell in your house! You can even top it off with your favorite essential oil!
If any of the above will not work for you, the solution is to call a professional drain cleaning crew which will locate the source of the smell in your plumbing system and clean it for you.