My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip unpleasant odors, you should grind up food pieces right away with cold water and operate your disposal long enough. Usually, 30 seconds will do the trick.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they lead to drainage issues and bad odors. While bleach seems like a good idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food bits in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Haltom City plumbing Experts recommend doing one of these chemical-free 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 take care of smells.

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