My Garbage Disposal Smells. What Should I Do?

To stop rancid odors, you should grind up food pieces immediately with cold water and run 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, since they result in drainage issues and foul scents. While bleach seems like a wise idea for cleaning your garbage disposal, it solidifies grease and other food scraps in your pipes, creating blockages.

Our Hillsborough plumbing Experts recommend doing one of these natural combos each week to keep your disposal smelling good:

  • 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 scents.

If your garbage disposal has a sewer smell, you could be experiencing a leak. Get in touch with the Experts at 908-448-2154 for plumbing service in Hillsborough.