My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should 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 do the trick.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they lead to drainage issues and foul odors. While bleach feels like a wise idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Dayton plumbing Experts advise doing one of these natural combinations weekly 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 manage smells.

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