Going Green: How to Deodorize a Pedestal Sink

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Deodorizing a pedestal sink with natural cleaners is easy and less expensive than using commercial products. Pedestal sinks are commonly installed in bathrooms because they are attractive, compact, and fairly inexpensive. After a prolonged period of use, any sink will emit an unfavorable smell or unpleasant odor.

Natural Cleaners

Using natural cleaners to deodorize one’s sink is an environmentally friendly and sustainable way to remove unpleasant odors from the air. White vinegar, lemon juice, and baking powder are all natural cleaners that will effectively neutralize the unpleasant odors in one’s pedestal sink.


For regular, everyday scent removal, fresh lemons are the best deodorizer available. Pour fresh lemon juice on every external surface of the sink, and wipe away to leave the porcelain refreshed. Leaving lemon peels on the bottom or rim of the sink is another effective means of deodorizing.

Vinegar or Baking Soda

Scrubbing the sink with pure white vinegar is another effective way to remove scents. White vinegar will absorb unpleasant odors. Sprinkling baking soda in and around the sink will also effectively remove odors; as will mixing a paste of one part water to one part baking soda. Leave the baking soda paste around the sink basin and allow to dry. When the paste is washed away the odor should be absent.