My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To avoid rancid smells, you should grind up food refuse 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 cause drainage problems and bad scents. While bleach seems like a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to obstructions.

Our Windsor plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these green mixtures every week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • 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. Call the Experts at 226-773-3357 for plumbing service in Windsor.