To avoid rancid smells, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do the trick.
Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they lead to drainage problems and bad scents. While bleach seems like a smart idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, resulting in blockages.
Our Windsor plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these chemical-free mixtures every week to keep your disposal smelling good:
- Hot water and baking soda
- Hot water and dish soap
- Hot water and vinegar
You can also buy garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to get rid of odors.
If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you might be dealing with a leak. Reach the pros at 226-773-3357 for plumbing service in Windsor.