Today, my great achievement was conquering the smells emanating from my apartment’s drains. In China they don’t use traps in the pipes to keep foul smells out of your home. I can close one sink’s drain, but the others are open permanently.
I looked online and found a few ideas involving baking soda and bleach or Drano. Another suggested vinegar, but then the apartment would smell like vinegar, which is not my favorite aroma. In the end I got Mr. Muscle, a brand that has a wide array of cleaning products. It actually worked. Much like Drano, you pour it down the pipes and after awhile, you’re supposed to pour some boiling water down the pipes.
I used the whole bottle down the three drains. I also got some air freshener and incense. I’ve covered every base and the stink is gone.
I do wonder why drains are better here. It doesn’t seem complicated. Would it really be that expensive?