Rotten Smell Coming From Kitchen Sink

Old 04-05-05, 10:28 PM
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Question Rotten Smell Coming From Kitchen Sink

There is an odor that is getting stronger and stronger coming from the kitchen sink area. I keep pouring clorox down the drain to kill the smell and it works for about a day. It seems like the smell is worse when I actually turn the faucet on and the water hits the drain. My husband who is far from anything resembling a plumber has checked the pipe under the sink to see if something is in there and says it is clear. What could the problem be?
Old 04-06-05, 07:14 AM
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If the smell is indeed coming from the sink, it has to be between the trap and where the pipe connects to the strainer on the sink. The trap holds water to prevent sewer gas from entering the home. Other than that, I would check for leaks in the wall. Good luck.

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