My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To avoid stinky scents, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they lead to drainage issues and foul odors. While bleach appears to be a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food residue in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our Orlando plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these chemical-free combos weekly 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 control smells.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you might be experiencing a leak. Contact the Experts at 407-329-7661 for plumbing service in Orlando.