My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

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

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they cause drainage issues and foul scents. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, leading to obstructions.

Our Cleveland plumbing Experts suggest doing one of these natural combinations 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 buy garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to take care of scents.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you could be having a leak. Get in touch with the specialists at 440-252-1375 for plumbing service in Cleveland.