My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To skip rancid scents, you should grind up food scraps right away with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they cause drainage troubles and foul smells. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating obstructions.

Our the Niagara Region plumbing Experts suggest doing one of these chemical-free 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 scents.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be dealing with a leak. Call the professionals at 289-273-2229 for plumbing service in the Niagara Region.