My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Do I Do?

To skip stinky scents, you should grind up food pieces without delay with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Typically, 30 seconds will take care of it.

Avoid dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they create drainage issues and unpleasant odors. While bleach seems like a wise idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it stiffens grease and other food scraps in your pipes, resulting in blockages.

Our Waldorf plumbing Experts suggest trying one of these chemical-free blends 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 get rid of odors.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you may be dealing with a leak. Get in touch with the pros at 301-747-3140 for plumbing service in Waldorf.