My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To stop stinky smells, you should grind up food refuse immediately with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they create drainage problems and bad smells. While bleach feels like a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, leading to clogs.

Our Kitchener plumbing Experts recommend trying one of these green mixtures 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 use garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to manage smells.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you could be having a leak. Call the professionals at 519-804-1617 for plumbing service in Kitchener.