My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To stop rancid scents, you should grind up food pieces without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, as they create drainage problems and foul smells. While bleach seems like a good idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food scraps in your pipes, leading to obstructions.

Our Voorhees plumbing Experts recommend using one of these natural blends each 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 control scents.

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