My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Can I Do?

To stop rancid odors, you should grind up food refuse without delay with cold water and run your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will do it.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, since they create drainage issues and foul odors. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food bits in your pipes, creating clogs.

Our London plumbing Experts advise trying one of these natural combinations weekly to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 dealing with a leak. Contact the professionals at 226-270-1164 for plumbing service in London.