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Go to the supermarket and buy cheap automatic dishwasher powder. Here in Australia I get Coles Smart Buy Automatic Dishwasher Powder at $2 per kilogram. Check the MSDS on the internets and get a powder that is a mixture of sodium carbonate and sodium percarbonate. These are the active ingredients in things like Affresh, OxiClean, and many alkaline ...


If the house is old enough, the kitchen sink probably drains into a catch basin. It will smell unless it has an air-tight cover, especially if you use a garbage disposal. It may be time to honey-dip the sump (pump) and/or the catch basin. Leaky sewer pipes underneath the slab can sometimes smell like 'old garbage' (opposed to the new kind) as stuff ...

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