My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To stop rancid scents, you should grind up food refuse right away with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they create drainage problems and foul scents. While bleach seems like a smart idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food bits in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Voorhees plumbing Experts recommend using one of these natural blends every week to keep your disposal smelling fresh:

  • 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 eliminate smells.

If your garbage disposal smells like a sewer, you could be experiencing a leak. Get in touch with the Experts at 856-310-4824 for plumbing service in Voorhees.