Do you have trouble with a smelly drain? This is how you solve the problem

A smelly drain is a common problem. There are various ways to remove the odour of a smelly drain. In some cases you will have to investigate the cause of the problem first. 

There can be different reasons for having a smelly drain, sink  or shower trap. Is there a problem with the pipes? Do you have a serious blockage? In that case you need to call a plumber. 

In the other situations you can deal with the problem of a smelly drain yourself. On this page we discuss what you can do if you have drains that stink. The house will smell fresh again in no time.

Causes of smelly drains


Do you have trouble with a drain that stinks? There are various reasons for this. Let's take a look at the most common causes. 

Problems with the ventilation
In extreme cases the drain to the sewer stinks if that is blocked. Something ended up in the pipes that causes a blockage. In other cases there are problems with the ventilation. These are problems that need to be solved by a plumber. 

Accumulated dirt
Another common reason for a smelly kitchen drain is accumulated dirt. Dirt and food remnants go through the sink all day long. If a sink stinks, this is often because of accumulated dirt. The deposits grow and attract bacteria. They produce the unpleasant smells.

Hair and skin grease
If the shower drain stinks, this is because of a similar problem. Soap and hair, skin grease and toothpaste stay stuck in the pipes. Bath products also cause deposits in the pipes. Dirt, grease and limescale build up and attract bacteria. That produces a smelly shower trap 

You can solve these smells yourself by using the right products. Below we tell you more about that.

2 DIY tips for smelly drains

There are various ways to deal with smelly drains. If you don't have anything at hand, you can try to clean a smelly drain with these DIY products. 

There are various DIY products you can use to clean smelly drains. We will discuss two of those. Remember that they do not provide any guarantee. If you want to remove odours quickly and easily? Use our HG drain odour remover for a guaranteed result.

how to get rid of a smelly drain1. Soda and hot water

You can try to deal with smelly drains with soda and hot water.

  1. Use one cup of soda and mix it with hot water. 
  2. Pour the mixture down the drain. 
  3. Then rinse the smelly sink with at least 1 litre of hot water.

2. Baking powder and vinegar

Baking powder and vinegar can produce a chemical reaction. This can remove the grease and the dirt. 

  1. Use 100 ml of baking powder and 100 ml of vinegar. 
  2. Add both products together in a bucket and now pour 100 ml water on top. This produces a chemical reaction. 
  3. Pour this mixture down the smelly drain. 
  4. Rinse with at least 1 litre of hot water.

Solve a smelly drain with HG

smelly drain above tips do not guarantee success and can cause a lot of mess. Are you looking for a simple and effective way to remove the smells from your drain? Use our HG drain odour remover – guaranteed success. 

HG drain odour remover is the perfect product to remove odours from a smelly sink. This product removes the dirt in the sink or the drain in no time at all. With HG you have an odourless sink in just 30 minutes. 

Complete the following steps when you use HG drain odour remover for a smelly drain:

  1. Rinse the drain first with hot water
  2. Pour 5 caps (50 gram) of granules straight into the drain
  3. Wait half an hour
  4. Rinse thoroughly with hot water
    • NB: Remove the drain odour remover immediately if you spilled any granules. If the dishwasher is connected to the kitchen drain, do not use the dishwasher. It rinses the granules away before time and has a negative impact on its effect.

Frequently Asked Questions about a smelly drain

My drains smell like a sewer. Now what?

The drains smell because of accumulated dirt. So clean the drains with our HG drain odour remover.

How do I prevent a smelly sink in the kitchen?

Use the drains properly. That prevents smelly drains and blockages too. Keep the drains clean. Pour a mixture of some hot water and a cleaning agent down the drain on a weekly basis. This removes accumulated dirt that can cause smells.

My house smells after the holidays. How do I prevent that?

When you go on holiday, water doesn't run through the drains for quite some time. Water evaporates and the smell of the sewer reaches the house. Pour a dash of oil down the drain. This puts a layer on the water, preventing it from evaporating.


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