My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To skip unpleasant odors, you should grind up food refuse right away with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they lead to drainage issues and unpleasant odors. While bleach seems like a good idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, leading to blockages.

Our Haltom City plumbing Experts recommend trying one of these chemical-free 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 manage scents.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be having a leak. Contact the professionals at 817-668-6689 for plumbing service in Haltom City.