My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To avoid unpleasant scents, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Don’t dump coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they result in drainage troubles and unpleasant smells. While bleach feels like a great idea for rinsing your garbage disposal, it hardens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, leading to blockages.

Our Clearwater plumbing Experts recommend trying one of these green combinations 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 get garbage disposal pods or grind up citrus peels to manage smells.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you may be having a leak. Get in touch with the pros at 727-219-2471 for plumbing service in Clearwater.