My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To stop rancid scents, you should grind up food pieces right away with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they lead to drainage problems and unpleasant scents. While bleach feels like a good idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Wheeling plumbing Experts recommend trying one of these green combos each week to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • Hot water and baking soda
  • Hot water and dish soap
  • Hot water and vinegar

You can also get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to take care of odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you could be having a leak. Reach the professionals at 847-250-6729 for plumbing service in Wheeling.