My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

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

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they create drainage problems and unpleasant scents. While bleach appears to be a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits 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 get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to manage smells.

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