My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip rancid scents, you should grind up food scraps without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they lead to drainage troubles and foul scents. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for freshening 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 every 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 could be dealing with a leak. Reach the professionals at 289-273-2229 for plumbing service in the Niagara Region.