My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

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

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they lead to drainage troubles 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 advise doing one of these green 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 eliminate smells.

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