My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To skip unpleasant scents, you should grind up food refuse right away with cold water and use your disposal long enough. Generally, 30 seconds will do it.

Stop dumping coffee grounds, eggshells, potato peels and banana peels into your disposal, because they result in drainage issues and unpleasant scents. While bleach appears to be a wise idea for freshening your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food residue in your pipes, resulting in obstructions.

Our Medina plumbing Experts suggest doing one of these chemical-free mixtures 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 control scents.

If your garbage disposal smells like sewage, you may be experiencing a leak. Call the Experts at 330-305-2799 for plumbing service in Medina.