My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip 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 smells. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food bits in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Cleveland plumbing Experts advise doing one of these natural combinations every week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 manage scents.

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