My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To avoid unpleasant odors, you should grind up food scraps immediately with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they create drainage problems and unpleasant odors. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Ravenna plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these chemical-free combinations 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 get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to get rid of scents.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you could be experiencing a leak. Get in touch with the specialists at 330-236-4793 for plumbing service in Ravenna.