My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To avoid stinky smells, you should grind up food refuse right away 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, because they lead to drainage troubles and foul odors. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to blockages.

Our Dayton plumbing Experts advise doing one of these natural blends weekly to keep your disposal smelling pleasant:

  • Hot water and baking soda
  • Hot water and dish soap
  • Hot water and vinegar

You can also use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to take care of smells.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you might be experiencing a leak. Get in touch with the pros at 937-503-7896 for plumbing service in Dayton.