My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To avoid stinky odors, you should grind up food pieces right away with cold water and operate 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 result in drainage issues and unpleasant scents. While bleach feels like a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to blockages.

Our Sharonville plumbing Experts advise using one of these chemical-free combos each week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 eliminate odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you might be having a leak. Contact the Experts at 859-905-0834 for plumbing service in Sharonville.