My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To avoid stinky odors, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and operate 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 result in drainage issues and bad smells. While bleach feels like a great idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, leading to obstructions.

Our Sharonville plumbing Experts advise using one of these green combos each 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 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.