With all of the use our kitchen sink gets, people often forget to clean the kitchen sink drain. There are products on the market for this task, but they are most often full of chemicals. people don't want to take the chance of contaminating food or dishes. Here are some eco-friendly methods you can use to kill the bacteria living in your kitchen sink drain.
1. Baking Soda and Vinegar
Pour a cup of baking soda down the sink drain. Let it set for 10 minutes to allow it to stick to the inside of the drain. Follow this with a cup of vinegar. You will hear a fizzing sound where it is bubbling away the bacteria. Allow it to bubble away for 10 more minutes, then follow by running hot water for several minutes to wash the filth and bacteria away.
2. Lemon and Hot Water
Squeeze the juice from 1/2 a lemon. Place a pot of water on the stove to boil. While waiting for the water to come to boil, pour the lemon juice down the drain. The acid in the lemon will kill the bacteria. When the water boils, slowly pour it down the drain to wash away the debris. This will also clean away any clogs that may be forming in your pipes.