Jump to content

smelly sink AND dog-smelling room
Help!!


  • Please log in to reply
11 replies to this topic

#1 MissingInAction

Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

I have sinus problems which have resulted in me being a bit less able to smell things than what i used to... so for me to notice a "bad smell" it must be really bad now.

I have two questions I'm hoping someone can help me with:

1.  Our kitchen sink stinks.  It's a double sink... one side has a garbage disposal and the other side is regular.  The garbage disposal doesn't always work so we stopped using it long ago and have had no more dramas with that side.  HOWEVER, recently, the other side (the normal sink side) STINKS.  really really badly and i don't know how to get rid of the smell.  It's embarrassing!!  I can only smell it when I put my nose near the sink but DH can smell it the minute he enters the kitchen  unsure.gif so i guess our guests can too? sad.gif  HELP!!

2.  We keep our dog inside of a nighttime and he is well-trained and very rarely has accidents inside.  HOWEVER, one night, when he was locked in "his" tiled room (the laundry room) he had some sort of virus or something and did diarrhea EVERYWHERE (i don't have kids and had seen NOTHING to this level of poo before in my entire life), literally ankle deep in wet, smelly poo and it was up the walls and everything.  He was so sick sad.gif  Anyway, we managed to clean that up pretty well (time consuming and gross but we got there) BUT every now and then i cop a waft of a smell when i'm in that room and i can't tell if it's my imagination or whether it still smells like that.  It's (obviously) not as bad a smell as it was the day it happenened or anything like that, but just a subtle "there was poo everywhere in here once" kind of smell.  HELP.  How can i get rid of it?  I clean this room out daily, mop the floors at least every second day.  I've glen20ed, I've no-vac-ed, i've put smelly dispenser smell thingos in tehre... NOTHING will chase that lingering smell sad.gif

#2 password123

Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:57 PM

I would wash everything down with straight vinegar in the laundry.
What about draino for the kitchen sink or a good pour of domestos?

Edited by Mrs_Snorks, 18 January 2013 - 03:58 PM.


#3 MissingInAction

Posted 18 January 2013 - 03:59 PM

Is vinegar dog friendly though?  It's still "his room" (he doesn't poo in it though now lol) and i don't want him licking vinegar and dropping dead...

#4 unicorn

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

For the sink pour a couple of cups of bi carb soda into the sink, pour a couple of cups of white vinegar over and wash it all down the sink with boiling water, about a kettle full.
And vinegar or eucalyptus oil will get rid of the smell, just put some in a bucket of hot water and use it to wash the floor and walls. A cup of bi carb sitting on the bench will absorb smells too, just replace every so often.

#5 MintyBiscuit

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

My sink was stinky a while ago. Teaspoon of bicarb followed by a slosh of white vinegar fixed it right up.

No idea on the dog poo stink though

#6 CountryFeral

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

The sink need some draino. Easy fix!

The 'poo room' I'm guessing has got some invisible faeces still lurking in the crevices between the skirting boards and the walls.

I would pull the skirting off take it outside and scrub the living hell out of it then leave it there to get some bacteria killing sunshine.

While it is off scrub the walls again with sugar soap.. then repaint.

Yep.. repaint.

Repaint the skirting and replace

#7 PrincessPeach

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:05 PM

For the sink (and sinkerator).

pour 1/2 cup bi-carb soda into each sink, followed by 1/2 cup vinegar.

Let it stop fizzing & then run plenty of hot water down the sink.

As for the puppy, i'm not sure.

#8 password123

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:08 PM

Vinegar is not poisonous to your dog and I highly doubt he'd lick it anyway.
It all evaporates off and leaves no smell behind.

#9 CharliMarley

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Do you feed your dog dry food all the time, as some dogs cannot tolerate dry food and it goes right through them.

#10 MissingInAction

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:54 PM

QUOTE (Winterdanceparty @ 18/01/2013, 04:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do you feed your dog dry food all the time, as some dogs cannot tolerate dry food and it goes right through them.


We do, actually, come to think of it.  We didn't when he was younger but we got a bit lazy in that department for the last few months.  He seems to tolerate it well most of the time though as this was a one-off diarrhea incident (he is inside EVERY night and the diarrhea was the ONLY time he's EVER pooed inside at all).  The vet told us it was a bug though.  Thankyou for the reminder to mix it up a little though original.gif

#11 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

What countrymel said - but use Urine Off on the tiles and grout to lift the stuff that leached into the grout....

#12 MissingInAction

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:18 PM

I own bi carb soda but not vinegar.  Way to go.  LOL  can't believe we don't have any at all.  We did, at some stage.  It's just not something we use often.  Hrmm.  *adds it to shopping list*  *adds draino to list also*  

Cheers everyone original.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Video: 10-week-old baby sounds like she says 'I love you'

It’s mixed in amongst garbled baby talk, but this 10-week-old's apparent attempt at telling her parents that she loves them has made her an internet star.

I only enjoyed pregnancy after booking my caesarean

To say I became obsessed is something of an understatement. Everywhere I went I found cause to be reminded of my impending pain.

When your bundle doesn't bring immediate joy

One mum says joy is very a personal feeling and expecting all new mums to feel it in the months after their baby born may do more harm than good.

Lessons learned from my toddler

Blogger Kiran Chug explains why she is going to let her toddler make more decisions for himself.

Family welcomes first baby girl in more than 100 years

The Silverton family has heard the phrase "it's a girl" for the first time in four generations.

When a community of kindness steps in

In future when someone I care for, or even someone I barely know, is experiencing a difficult time, I will not overthink it. I'll follow my heart.

Mum in Business: Jac Bowie

Jac Bowie is the founder of Business in Heels, one of the fastest growing women’s networking events in Australia. She shares her story, including how she juggles work with a young family, and ways to work smarter.

What not to say to a mum of twins

Being a mum of identical twin boys stirs up great interest and fascination. It also opens itself up to nosy, invasive questions, as well as huge assumptions.

The mums suing over unplanned babies

A mother-of-five who calls her two youngest sons "miracle babies" is just one of many mums seeking financial compensation for their children's unplanned conceptions.

Video: Dad sings 'Hallelujah' to his daughter every year

It's a gorgeous song to begin with, but this dad's version of Hallelujah, sung for his young daughter, is especially touching.

Constipation in babies when starting solids

While starting solids can be frustrating and messy (yet also fun!), introducing solids can also play havoc on tiny digestive systems.

Parents reunited with baby snatched from hospital

A mother whose newborn baby was snatched from hospital has spoken of her joy and relief at getting her daughter back.

In defence of the bumpie

Are bumpies - bump selfies - really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind"?

Life on the other side of the fence: Why I'm child-free and quite content

Acknowledging that motherhood isn't a bed of roses – to begrudge lack of time, sleep, money and spontaneity – is sacrilegious and a no-no, especially by mother superior-types.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher

Fill out this quick survey and tell us in 25 words or less your best pregnancy or parenting tip - you'll go in the draw to win a $200 Pumpkin Patch voucher.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Losing yourself to motherhood

While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.

Tearing during delivery: the facts

Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.

6 tips for a day out with a baby and toddler

Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.

Why I invited a dozen people to watch my son's birth

I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.

Getting labour started: tips for a natural induction

When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.

7 mistakes old hands make with new babies

As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.

That's my boy: a dad's diary of the first 4 months

Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.

One of the most important things a new mum can do

Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.

In defence of the bumpie

Are bumpies really "exhibitionism of the weirdest kind", as one writer has claimed?

Personalised baby gifts

We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)

 

My Wellbeing

Making time for me

We look at your wellbeing, covering health, relationships, beauty and fashion, mind and body.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.